8th April 2013
France: Gay couple beaten in Paris for walking arm in arm 28
5:30 PM — A gay couple were beaten badly in Paris on Saturday, which campaigners say is symptomatic of a 30% rise in homophobic attacks in France since debates on same-sex marriage began.
Amsterdam’s rainbow flags flying at half mast to mark visit by Russia’s Vladimir Putin 15
10:02 AM — Rainbow flags across Amsterdam are being flown at half mast today to mark the arrival of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, in protest against the proposed bill that would make promotion of homosexuality among youths punishable in Russia.
4th April 2013
Sweden: Two MPs urge government to keep trans infertility requirement for gender reassignment 7
11:40 PM — Two MPs in Sweden have written an argument against the country removing its requirement for transgender people to be "infertile" in order to receive gender reassignment surgery, saying it should keep the requirement, and claiming that many trans people don't want children.
France: Anti-gay marriage protests staged as Senate debates bill 32
7:18 PM — Protests have taken place in Paris as France’s Senate now debates the country’s proposed equal marriage bill.
France: Same-sex marriage bill reaches Senate 5
12:00 PM — The French Senate will debate the country’s proposed same-sex marriage bill today.
3rd April 2013
Italy: Scientist claims that vaccinating children makes them gay 29
2:37 PM — An Italian scientist has voiced his opposition to vaccinations, claiming that through an "inhibition" of personality, they can make children "become" gay.
Malta: Transgender woman wins legal right to marry after government drops case 7
1:50 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to allow a transgender woman in Malta the right to marry.
Joey Barton makes transphobic ‘ladyboy’ Twitter slur at Brazilian footballer 18
12:11 PM — English footballer Joey Barton, currently playing for Olympique de Marseilles, lashed out with transphobic comments about Brazilian player Thiago Silva on Twitter today.
2nd April 2013
Irish Catholic bishop: ‘Attempts to equate same-sex unions with marriage will always fail’ 41
11:38 AM — An Irish bishop says same-sex relationships can never be seen as “equal” to heterosexual relationships.
1st April 2013
Zenit FC’s Hulk: ‘Homophobic football fans at my club do not think at all’ 9
11:14 PM — A footballer at what has been described as Russia's most racist football club, has heavily criticised fans who supported a manifesto late last year calling for the club to discriminate against gay and black players.
30th March 2013
Northern Ireland: Amnesty warns of future legal battle over marriage inequality 7
11:37 AM — Amnesty International and the Rainbow Project have warned that the Northern Irish government will be subject to "a straightforward legal challenge on the basis of inferior treatment" from its residents, unless it brings its laws in line with the rest of the UK on equal marriage.
29th March 2013
Ireland: Gay Anglicans reiterate calls for same-sex marriage 9
4:12 PM — Changing Attitude Ireland has made a submission to the Irish Constitutional Convention in support of extending civil marriage to same-sex couples.
Spain: University professor says women should stay with violent husbands and that gay people can be ‘cured’ 20
1:51 PM — A Spanish academic has come under fire for allegedly saying homosexuality is “curable” and that pregnancy through rape was effectively God's way of compensating the victim.
28th March 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to stop gay couples from adopting Russian orphans 11
4:55 PM — The Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken steps towards ordering the country's government and Supreme Court to write amendments to the adoption procedure prohibiting foreign gay couples from adopting Russian children.
Greece: Travel company launches homophobic TV ad campaign featuring predatory truck driver 109
1:11 PM — A travel company in Greece has launched a new TV ad campaign that appears to draw upon antiquated homophobic stereotypes of gay men.
27th March 2013
Russia: Gay pride march organiser beaten after city announces ban 10
5:59 PM — The capital of the Russian republic of Komi has announced its ban on a planned gay pride parade, due to take place on 31 March. The event's organiser has been beaten - police have not taken action against the perpetrator.
Amsterdam to fly rainbow flag for Russian President Putin’s visit to the capital 25
3:32 PM — The rainbow flag will be hoisted when Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to Amsterdam on 8 April.
Travel: Sports and active tourism in Benidorm 4
2:45 PM — Whilst Benidorm is synonymous with sun, sand and sea, it might come as a surprise to know that it’s also a growing gay destination for sport leisure breaks.
26th March 2013
Survey: 53% of Albanians think gay people ‘should not be free to live life as they wish’ 32
4:29 PM — The results of the European Social Survey (ESS), due to be published today, suggest that Albania is the most homophobic society of the countries surveyed.
25th March 2013
Irish gay rights activist and GLEN founding member dies 2
3:47 PM — Founding member of the Irish Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN), Christopher Robson, has died following a short illness.