26th June 2013
Vladimir Putin says anti-gay Russian laws are about ‘protecting children’ 30
2:04 PM — Vladimir Putin has once again denied claims that gay citizens are being persecuted in Russia following the passing of laws against ‘Homosexual propaganda’.
France: Gay couple sue mayor who refused to officiate at their wedding 6
1:13 PM — A French gay couple have mayor to court who said he would rather "go to the gallows", than marry a same-sex couple, under the newly introduced French equal marriage law.
25th June 2013
MEPs condemn attack on LGBT centre in Macedonia’s capital and cancellation of Pride event 3
2:37 PM — An attack on an LGBT centre in Skopje, the capital city of Macedonia, has been condemned by Members of the European Parliament.
Poll: UK support for equal marriage at 55% 18
2:04 PM — A new poll by Ipsos of 16 countries puts support for equal marriage in the UK at 55%.
24th June 2013
Baroness Deech: If gays can marry, cohabiting sisters should be allowed civil partnerships 110
11:16 PM — The eventual passage of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, could lead to cohabiting relatives, or carers, being given the same legal status as married couples, the House of Lords has heard.
Ireland to hold referendum on equal marriage in 2014 101
6:15 PM — The Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore, has announced that the country will hold a referendum on equal marriage next year.
Sweden: Forcibly sterilised transgender people to sue government for compensation 3
4:38 PM — Swedish transgender people who were forced to accept sterilisation, for legal recognition of their gender identity, under a now defunct law, have launched a lawsuit against the state.
23rd June 2013
Bulgaria: Homophobia blights planned date of Sofia Pride, now postponed 18
1:18 PM — The sixth LGBT Pride march due to take place in Bulgaria's capital yesterday was cancelled as anti-corruption protests swept the city.
Ireland: Court hears farmer killed gay student for being the ‘devil’
12:08 PM — Ireland's Central Criminal Court was told on Friday that a farmer who killed a student two years ago was motivated by "abhorrence" towards his victim's homosexuality.
22nd June 2013
German foreign minister slams Russia over possible anti-gay adoption ban 4
6:48 PM — Germany's foreign minister has heavily criticised Russian's recently advanced legislation which would ban the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples.
France: Prison sentence for illegal anti-equal marriage protester sparks new protests 13
4:29 PM — Equal marriage opponents in France took to the streets on Friday to protest against the prison term given to a man who was part of an illegal anti-equal marriage demonstration, who fled from police, and gave a false identity when caught.
21st June 2013
Irish Deputy Prime Minister calls for greater tolerance 5
6:45 PM — Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore says Ireland’s “economic progress has to be embedded in a free, open, progressive society.”
20th June 2013
Malta: Bill introduced to increase protections against sexual orientation discrimination 4
6:28 PM — A private member's bill has been introduced in Malta in order to amend the country's Constitution to increase protections against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Ireland: Lesbian couple win discrimination case against restaurant 5
4:50 PM — Two lesbian employees in Ireland have been awarded a total of 15,000 euros after suffering harassment and sexual harassment whilst working at a restaurant in Cork.
Russia: MP calls for law allowing gays to be whipped in public squares 111
3:22 PM — Russian MP Alexander Mikhailov has reportedly called for the right of marines to whip gay people in public.
19th June 2013
Russia: LGBT rights group fined 500,000 rubles under ‘foreign agent’ law 9
7:30 PM — A Russian LGBT organisation has is the second to be fined under the "foreign agent" law, in two weeks, and has had its future put at risk by the fine.
Gay fashioner designer Stefano Gabbana sentenced for tax evasion 26
6:14 PM — Gay fashioner designer Stefano Gabbana has been sentenced for tax evasion along with his gay former partner.
Maltese Prime Minister: A civil unions bill is to be introduced by the end of this year 4
3:45 PM — The Maltese Prime Minister has said that civil unions for same-sex couples will be introduced by the end of this year.
18th June 2013
Poland: Prime Minister backs down and admits opposition to civil unions is too strong 34
6:45 PM — The Prime Minister of Poland has backed down in the face of strong cross-party opposition to civil unions for gay couples, and admitted that the country will not adopt measures to allow it in the near future.
Russia: Ban on adoption by same-sex couples unanimously passed at second reading 10
3:17 PM — Russian lawmakers have voted unanimously to pass legislation banning the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples, as well as single parents who live in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.