18th December 2012
Russian football club declines “stupid” fan club request to avoid gay or black players 7
1:12 PM — The director of sports at a Russian football club has declined the request of its largest fan club to discriminate against gay and black players.
Vatican paper says marriage equality efforts aim for a gay ‘utopia’ 41
12:36 PM — The media in the Vatican has likened moves towards equal marriage to a communist-like "utopia", and said that the Catholic Church will not accept "fashionable" changes in favour of equality.
17th December 2012
Russian football fan club: Please, no gay or black players in our team 20
12:35 PM — A group representing the supporters of a Russian football team say they don’t want gay or black players in their team – but deny it’s got anything to do with bigotry.
Video: Peaceful Vatican equal marriage protest stopped by police 20
3:25 AM — Gay rights campaigners who held a silent protest near St Peter’s Square on Sunday, during the Pope’s weekly prayers, have said that they had their placards confiscated, and some were detained by police, reports suggest.
Campaigners protest the Vatican in support of marriage equality 2
1:17 AM — Gay rights campaigners held a protest near St Peter's Square on Sunday, during the Pope's weekly prayers, after he said that legalising marriage equality "threatened the institute of marriage".
France: Thousands take to the streets in support of equal marriage and adoption rights 2
1:15 AM — Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris on Sunday, in support of the government's decision to legalise equal marriage and adoption.
14th December 2012
Pope uses ‘peace’ day message to attack same-sex marriage 103
6:43 PM — In a message for World Day of Peace 2013, Pope Benedict XVI has described same-sex marriage as a threat to justice and peace, adding that it will spark harm for society.
Polish journalist says he risks being deported from USA for being bisexual and not gay 14
4:45 PM — Ivo Widlak, a bisexual Polish investigative journalist has said that he risks being deported from the United States because local immigration officials cannot understand the nature of his marriage to a bisexual woman.
13th December 2012
European Parliament puts pressure on Russia and Ukraine to drop anti-gay laws 2
2:05 PM — The European Parliament today adopted two resolutions calling on Russia and Ukraine to abandon their LGBT censorship plans.
12th December 2012
Study: Male gay fish behaviour found to turn on female fish 20
6:37 PM — German scientists say they have found a tropical male fish that becomes more attractive to females when it displays same-sex behaviour.
Lady Gaga defies anti-gay Russian law and speaks up for LGBT rights 5
2:00 PM — A political ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking legal action against American pop star Lady Gaga for promoting LGBT rights to minors during a concert.
9th December 2012
Swedish football team sacks its entire first squad for homophobic abuse 15
3:26 AM — A Swedish football team has sacked its entire first squad for chanting homophobic slurs at a rival team, made up mainly of LGBT people, and encouraging fans to do the same.
8th December 2012
Lady Gaga thanks Russian Prime Minister for his softer stance on gay people 19
12:26 PM — The singer Lady Gaga has posted two messages of support for the anti-homophobia comments made by the Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
7th December 2012
Russian Prime Minister says there is no reason to “regulate” homosexuality 13
3:39 PM — The Russian Prime Minister has said that he doesn't see any reason why homosexuality should be banned legally in the country, and that it is not an big issue for many Russians.
6th December 2012
Belgium’s gay Prime Minister: My country has become less not more tolerant 15
4:01 PM — The Belgium prime minister Elio Di Rupo, who is openly gay, has said that he feels that his country has become a less tolerant place over recent years.
5th December 2012
Ireland: Man accused of raping woman after telling her was gay
6:30 PM — The trial of a 46-year-old man accused of raping a woman, having previously told her he was gay, is drawing to a close at the country’s Central Criminal Court.
Joey Barton threatens to sue Daily Mail over ‘gay hero’ article 61
4:05 PM — Footballer Joey Barton says he may sue the Daily Mail newspaper after it published an article that suggested he should become football’s “gay hero”.
Poland: Gay man wins homophobia case against Danish supermarket Netto 13
11:17 AM — A Polish gay man who was branded a ‘faggot’ by his former supermarket manager has won a discrimination case.
4th December 2012
Paris gay-friendly mosque denounced by Islamic leaders 30
5:47 PM — Islamic leaders in Paris are condemning the opening of what's been described as Europe's first gay-friendly mosque.
France: President’s partner to be a witness at one of the first same-sex weddings 2
2:51 PM — Valérie Trierweiler, the partner of the French President François Hollande, has shown her support for moves to make marriage equal by announcing that she will be a witness at one of the first same-sex marriages.