16th July 2013
Sinn Fein criticises Russian Government for passage of anti-gay laws 8
6:08 PM — A spokesman on Foreign Affairs, Trade and Diaspora from Sinn Féin has criticised the Russian Government for introducing anti-gay legislation, including a law banning homosexual "propaganda".
Irish activists welcome decision of UK House of Lords to pass equal marriage bill 25
1:40 PM — Irish campaigners say the decision of the House Lords to pass the equal marriage bill for England and Wales at third reading can hopefully bolster equality efforts in Ireland.
15th July 2013
France: Rainbow lights on Eiffel tower for Bastille Day criticised by equal marriage opponents 7
6:14 PM — Bastille Day celebrations at the weekend, which included lighting up the Eiffel Tower in rainbow colours, have come under criticism by opponents to equal marriage in France.
Russia: Five gay rights protesters detained following Red Square demonstration 6
1:15 PM — Police in Moscow detained five gay rights activists on Sunday for holding a demonstration against Russia's recently introduced anti-gay legislation.
13th July 2013
Video: Band creates video protesting recent Russian anti-gay laws 4
1:45 PM — A band has dedicated a new single from its debut album to supporting gay and lesbian people in Russia, and in opposition to recently passed anti-gay laws.
12th July 2013
France: Twitter gives information on anti-gay group to police following court ruling 4
6:38 PM — Microblogging site Twitter has agreed following a court ruling, to hand over information regarding the true identities of posters of anti-gay and anti-semitic tweets.
Italy: 4 gay men injured in late night homophobic attack 6
3:13 PM — Police in Italy say four gay men were viciously attacked by a gang last weekend.
Germany: Football club to permanently fly rainbow flag against homophobia 4
12:44 AM — German second division football club St Pauli is to permanently fly a rainbow flag as a symbol against homophobia and discrimination, it announced on Thursday.
11th July 2013
Video: French topless male protesters stage anti-equal marriage D-Day landing protest 43
3:26 PM — A campaign group formed to protest against recently passed equal marriage legislation in France, has staged a D-Day landing recreation, topless, to show their continued opposition to equal marriage in the country.
Ireland: LGBT campaigners welcome anti-homophobic bullying government report 3
1:42 PM — Campaigners in Ireland have welcomed calls by a government child protection adviser to improve the way schools deal with homophobic bullying and also for legal recognition of same-sex parents.
10th July 2013
Turkey: 24-year-old trans woman stabbed to death in her own home 4
1:16 PM — A 24-year-old trans woman was found dead at her home in Turkey yesterday following yet another attack in a long line of transphobic violence in the country.
Justice Secretary defends whole-life sentence given to the murderer of 4 gay men 18
12:36 PM — A European Court decision against a whole-life sentence issued to Peter Moore, who murdered four gay men in 1995, has been criticised by the Justice Secretary.
9th July 2013
UK: Murderer of 4 gay men told life sentence breaches his human rights 136
1:35 PM — The European Court of Human Rights has ruled the whole life tariff given to Peter Moore, the man who killed four gay men in 1995, breaches his human rights.
8th July 2013
Travel: The best value summer festivals and events in Benidorm
2:32 PM — Benidorm remains one of the UK’s favourite holiday destinations welcoming more than 1.5 million UK visitors, growing year on year. With a friendly vibe in a stunning Mediterranean setting, the resort not only hosts some of Europe’s best summer festivals, but they are great value options too.
Annual LGBT pride festival takes place in Cologne 2
1:43 PM — Tens of thousands took to the streets of Cologne at the weekend as part of Germany's annual LGBT Pride celebrations.
5th July 2013
Irish ‘hacktivist’ takes down Nigerian government website over anti-gay bill 10
4:09 PM — An Irish hacker opposed to Nigeria's stance on homosexuality has attacked the country's official government website in protest of an "anti-gay" bill which seeks to further criminalise gay people.
Pope Francis and Benedict XVI united in their opposition to equal marriage 68
2:50 PM — The Vatican has issued an unprecedented religious text co-written by Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI in which the two men restate their opposition to equal marriage.
Lithuania: Court overturns ban on Baltic Pride 4
1:57 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to reverse this month’s ban on Baltic Pride in Lithuania.
Pope John Paul II who called gay rights the ‘new ideology of evil’ to become a saint 71
1:12 PM — Pope John Paul II who famously described gay rights advances such as same-sex marriage as a "new ideology of evil" is to be canonised as a saint, it was announced today.
Actress Tilda Swinton flies rainbow flag in Moscow in solidarity with LGBT community 13
2:19 AM — Actress Tilda Swinton has posed for a photograph, posted on the internet by her representative, flying a rainbow flag in front of St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, in solidarity with the LGBT community.