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17 October 2008Europe cannot impose recognition of same-sex partnerships says EU Commissioner 11 The man responsible for the new EU directive on discrimination has said that it is up to individual member states whether or not to legally recognise gay and lesbian relationships.
17 October 2008Austrian fascist leader visited gay bar before death crash 15 The former leader of the far right in Austria was drinking in a gay bar the night he died, it has emerged.
16 October 2008Spanish military LGBT activist releases gay calendar 2 Albert Marchena and made history by being part of the first ever same-sex civil ceremony to take place between two military men in Spain in 2006.
14 October 2008Baron Mandelson under pressure not to take Brussels ‘golden goodbye’ 3 Peter Mandelson took his seat in the House of Lords yesterday.
13 October 2008Three men stand trial accused of deliberate HIV infection + Three gay men go on trial today in Holland charged with picking up more than a dozen men on the Internet, drugging them and injecting them with HIV positive blood.
12 October 2008Travel: A taste of the Med- a cooking holiday + One of the best things about visiting a different country is the cuisine, which is why so many people head to the Mediterranean each year.
10 October 2008Portugese parliament rejects gay marriage proposal 8 Gay and lesbian couples in Portugal will continue to be banned from getting married after the main government and opposition parties joined forces.
10 October 2008Russian mayor blocks gay rights protest 1 A municipal leader in Russia has said that a planned protest against homophobia by gay rights activists cannot go ahead.
9 October 2008Council of Europe calls on Bosnia to condemn homophobic violence + An assembly of European parliamentarians has condemned the recent attacks on the organisers and participants of the Sarajevo Queer Festival by a homophobic mob.
9 October 2008Czechs face EU sanctions over anti-discrimination directive + The Czech Republic could face an official complaint from the European Commission and financial sanctions over its failure to introduce an EU directive on discrimination into its legislation.
9 October 2008Bishops decide against church weddings for Norwegian gays 3 The bishops of Norway's state church have ruled that there will be no weddings in church for gay and lesbian couples.
9 October 2008MEPs want EU countries to recognise same-sex partnerships 1 European Parliamentarians are urging EU-wide recognition of same-sex partnerships or marriages created in member states.
9 October 2008Baltic gays will celebrate Pride in May + Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian gays and lesbians will gather in Riga next May for "Friendship Days," a Pride celebration.
9 October 2008Ferdinand demands FIFA take action over homophobia 4 An English footballer has demanded that the game's authorities take homophobic chanting and abuse seriously.
8 October 2008Russia may permit first gay march 500km from Moscow 3 Gay rights activists in Russia have managed to secure permission to hold a picket against a homophobic politician in the city of Tambov.
7 October 2008We are homophobic says Lithuanian minister 10 A senior politician in Lithuania has spoken frankly about the lack of acceptance of gay people in the country.
3 October 2008Organisers claim homophobic fire department closed gay festival + A gay and lesbian film festival which was supposed to open in St Petersburg yesterday has been thrown into disarray after city fire inspectors ruled the venues were not suitable.
3 October 2008Leading gay politician Peter Mandelson to rejoin government 6 The openly gay European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson is to rejoin the Cabinet as Business Secretary.
2 October 2008Finnish President speaks out after sacking of lesbian editor 1 A media company in Finland is facing high level criticism after it allegedly sacked a female newspaper editor because she is in a lesbian relationship.
2 October 2008Vatican blocks appointment of gay diplomat 10 The next French envoy to the Holy See has been chosen after Roman Catholic officials rejected the first candidate because he is gay.