7th July 2014
Priest: World Cup is a ‘homosexual abomination’ because players wear gay shoes 69
5:53 PM — A Russian Orthodox Priest has claimed that the World Cup is an abomination because players wear brightly-coloured shoes.
Documentary about gay athletes secretly filmed at Sochi Olympics 8
5:25 PM — A documentary about the lives of gay athletes was secretly filmed at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia, it has been revealed.
Anti-gay group accidentally uses photo from photographer who takes adorable gay pictures 7
2:23 PM — The anti-gay group NOM attempted to celebrate the 'sanctity of marriage' with a picture from a photographer who takes adorable photos of gay couples.
Greece: Newly discovered gay erotica ‘some of the oldest in the world’ 7
12:36 PM — An archaeologist in Greece has uncovered ancient inscriptions celebrating gay sex, in what is believed to be some of the oldest erotic graffiti in the world.
6th July 2014
Ukraine: Kyiv Pride organisers condemn authorities for cancelling event 16
7:00 PM — The organisers of Kyiv Pride have attacked the Ukrainian authorities for forcing the cancellation of the event.
Denmark: Copenhagen quietly renames city centre ‘Rainbow Square’ 6
5:01 PM — Copenhagen has quietly renamed a square in its city centre "Rainbow Square", in honour of the LGBT movement.
Spain: One million take part in ‘Europe’s largest’ Pride in Madrid 12
3:24 PM — Over a million people took part in Madrid Pride yesterday, in what organisers claim is Europe's largest LGBT Pride parade.
5th July 2014
Jersey: Senator attempts to derail equal marriage vote 5
5:01 PM — A Senator in Jersey has been criticized for attempting to derail an upcoming vote on same-sex marriage.
Ukraine: Kyiv Pride cancelled after authorities refuse to police event 16
2:09 PM — A Pride event in Ukraine has been cancelled at the last minute, after authorities said they would not guarantee protection to those taking part.
Swedish Ice Hockey team unveils new Pride-themed kit 2
11:26 AM — A Swedish Ice Hockey team has unveiled a new rainbow-themed kit.
4th July 2014
Italy LGBT groups celebration introduction of Facebook custom gender options
5:42 PM — A leading LGBT rights organisation in Italy has hailed the announcement that Facebook is to introduce custom gender options.
France: Government abandons teaching gender equality after boycott 7
2:24 PM — The French government has cancelled school lessons that aimed to fight gender stereotypes.
3rd July 2014
Italy: Interior Minister ‘open’ to gay civil unions, but remains against equal marriage and adoption 5
3:52 PM — In a mixed bag of comments on Thursday, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano, appeared to suggest he was "open" to the idea of introducing civil partnerships, including for gay couples.
2nd July 2014
Ireland: Same-sex marriage referendum confirmed for spring 2015 33
5:42 PM — The date has been provisionally set for Ireland's long-awaited same-sex marriage referendum.
Ireland: Tributes from LGBT activists following Education Minister’s resignation 1
4:46 PM — LGBT campaigners have paid tribute to Ireland’s Education Minister, Ruairí Quinn, as he resigns from government.
First transgender beauty pageant held in Turkey 1
2:56 PM — Over 500 spectators attended Turkey's first transgender beauty pageant last week.
Demi Lovato angers Russians over on-stage Putin gay kiss 15
2:33 PM — Demi Lovato has provoked anger from Russians, after two of her male back-up dancers, one naked apart from a picture of President Putin’s face covering his genitals, shared a kiss onstage at her concert.
Conchita Wurst: It’s annoying I’m still waiting for my right to marry
12:50 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has said that it's "annoying" that politicians insist on drawn-out discussions about same-sex marriage.
1st July 2014
Dublin Pride: ‘Recognise the freedoms we still have to secure’
4:23 PM — The executive director of Amnesty International Ireland told attendees at Dublin’s Pride parade, Saturday, that the LGBT community needs to focus on “the freedoms that we still have to secure”.
30th June 2014
Elton John to return to Russia and plans to meet up with Putin 23
4:46 PM — Sir Elton John has said he intends to travel to Russia this November to perform, and will also try to meet up with President Vladimir Putin.