- Czech Republic
- Channel Islands
- Northern Cyprus
- The Netherlands
- El Salvador
- Costa Rica
- South Korea
- South Africa
- Middle East
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- New Zealand
2 February 2009Iceland makes history as lesbian Prime Minister takes office 4 An openly gay person has taken office as head of government for the first time.
30 January 2009Russian thug boasts of beating up gay German MP at Moscow Pride 4 Police in Moscow have been forced into action after a news magazine published an interview with a man who boasted about beating up a gay German MP in the city in May 2006.
30 January 2009Court rules Spanish children cannot opt out of gay rights class 5 Parents in Spain who do not want their children to attend civics classes that include lessons on gay rights do not have the right to conscientiously object, a court has ruled.
30 January 2009Profile: World’s first lesbian Prime Minister’s slow rise to power 9 When it was announced earlier this week that Johanna Sigurdardottir was likely to be appointed prime minister, little did Icelanders realise that their small island would be making history.
30 January 2009MEPs call for EU to pressure Honduras on trans murders 1 Members of the European Parliament are demanding that the EU raise the issue of violence against trans people with the Honduras government.
28 January 2009People who reject Church teaching on homosexuality should leave says bishop 31 A Roman Catholic leader in Malta has said that church members who do not accept "Christ's teachings" should leave altogether.
27 January 2009Icelandic politician may become world’s first lesbian Prime Minister 26 The President of Iceland has asked Social Democratic party leader Ingibjorg Gisladottir to try to form an interim administration.
27 January 2009Lihtuanian MPs consider law against “promotion” of homosexuality to children 15 An EU member state is considering new laws targeting "agitation for homosexual relations" to children.
27 January 2009Civil partnerships bill listed in Irish parliament’s spring session 5 The Irish government has listed a Civil Partnership Bill among legislation for the spring session of Parliament.
23 January 2009French government minister confirms he is gay 1 The French Secretary of State for Parliamentary Relations has revealed he is gay in an interview ahead of the publication of his autobiography.
23 January 2009160 MEPs signed up for recognition of civil partnerships 6 All Labour and Lib Dem MEPs have backed a written declaration on civil partnerships at the European Parliament.
22 January 2009Polish MP disciplined after asking if former Prime Minister is gay 3 A member of the ruling party in Poland is to be removed as the chair of a parliamentary committee after he publicly questioned if one of his political opponents is gay.
22 January 2009EU and UN condemn arrest of AIDS workers in Senegal 1 The United Nations AIDS organisation and representatives of the European Union have called on Senegal to decriminalise homosexuality after the arrest of nine gay men.
21 January 2009Istanbul gay rights group wins appeal against closure under morality laws 1 Turkey's leading gay rights group will be allowed to continue to operate after a Supreme Court ruling.
21 January 2009Swedish MPs move to legalise gay marriage 2 A motion tabled in the Swedish parliament and backed by three of the four parties in the coalition government would legalise gay marriage.
20 January 2009Malta’s government accused of double standards on gay rights 4 An opposition MP in Malta has accused the government of ignoring the rights of gay people now they have been re-elected.
16 January 2009Song promoting “ex gay” movement angers Italian activists 10 A singer who has penned a song about a man that "used" to be gay is going to be one of the acts headlining at the Sanremo music festival in Italy in February.
16 January 2009US Christian fundamentalists attack gay rights measure at Euro Parliament 14 An American legal group associated with homophobic Christian preachers such as James Dobson has attacked a European Parliament initiative on human rights.
14 January 2009European Parliament recommends mutual recognition of same-sex partnerships 3 MEPs have adopted the Report on the Situation of Fundamental Rights in the EU.
13 January 2009MEPs to vote on recognition of existing same-sex partnerships 5 The European Parliament will vote on tomorrow on a resolution which calls for same-sex marriages to be recognised across all EU states.