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9 June 2009Russian activists plan picket for Obama’s visit to Moscow 2 Gay rights campaigners are planning to stage a picket during US President Barack Obama's visit to Moscow in July to highlight his pledge to increase rights for same-sex couples.
4 June 2009Section 28 style law likely to be passed in Lithuania to prohibit discussion of homosexuality in schools 59 The Lithuanian Parliament is set to introduce a law to prohibit the discussion of homosexuality in schools.
3 June 2009Activists to take Moscow mayor to court over homophobic comments 3 Russian gay rights activists are to take the city's homophobic mayor to court for saying that gay people undermined the heart of a morally health society.
3 June 2009Gay penguins rearing chick in German Zoo 20 A gay penguin couple living in a German zoo have hatched a chick which they are now rearing as if it were their own child.
1 June 2009Spanish Supreme Court rules judges cannot refuse to marry gay couples 3 The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled that judges in lower courts or in local town halls must marry gay and lesbian couples if required.
1 June 2009Sweden appoints lesbian bishop 4 The Church of Sweden has appointed a lesbian as the Lutheran bishop of Stockholm.
28 May 2009Civil servant escapes jail over gay male prostitute service 4 An Irish civil servant who was exposed by journalists for running a gay escort service has avoided jail.
20 May 2009Comment: Peter Tatchell on how Moscow’s ban on the gay parade led to massive media coverage of LGBT issues 64 Gay rights activist Peter Tatchell on how Russia's repression of last Saturday's gay parade inadvertently promoted LGBT rights
16 May 2009Moscow: Tatchell released from custody 45 Peter Tatchell has been released from police custody following his arrest this morning at Slavic Pride in Moscow.
16 May 2009Peter Tatchell among protesters arrested at Slavic Pride in Moscow by ‘violent’ anti-riot police 57 Around 40 activists including gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell have been arrested at Slavic Pride in Moscow by anti-riot police, reports indicate.
15 May 2009Finland allows gay couples to adopt partner’s children 5 The Finnish parliament today voted to allow gay couples in registered partnerships to adopt the biological children of their partners.
15 May 2009Special report: Gay campaigners prepare for Slavic Pride 5 Andy Thayer of the Gay Liberation Network reports from Moscow in the run-up to Slavic Pride.
15 May 2009Baltic Pride to go ahead after court lifts council ban 2 Baltic Pride has been saved after Riga's Administrative Court lifted a ban imposed by the city council on tomorrow's Pride march.
14 May 2009Moscow activists seek meeting with mayor over Slavic Pride 10 Gay rights campaigners have asked Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov to meet them to discuss Saturday's planned Slavic Pride event.
14 May 2009Ireland’s health service to recognise gay and lesbian relationships 1 The Irish Health Service Executive is to draw up new guidelines for hospitals on gay and lesbian relationships.
14 May 2009Riga bans Baltic Pride 13 The planned Baltic Pride march due to take place on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, has been banned by city officials.
13 May 2009Gay visitors to Moscow told to expect violence 13 Gay activists and Eurovision fans have been warned they may be met with violence this weekend in Moscow.
12 May 2009Russian lesbian couple refused marriage licence 1 A lesbian couple who applied for a marriage licence in Russia have had their application rejected.
12 May 2009Foreign Office revises guidance for gay travellers in Moscow 42 The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released new guidance for gay travellers in Russia, advising that visitors to Moscow should be aware of possible violence at a planned gay pride march this weekend.
11 May 2009Comment: Peter Tatchell on why he’ll still march at Moscow Pride 39 Despite threats to bash and arrest the marchers, human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell explains why he will still be attending this Saturday's Moscow Gay Pride parade.