11th May 2013
Church of Ireland denies setting up Select Committee to ‘stall’ on gay issues 10
1:33 AM — The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke, has denied that the Church of Ireland is attempting to "stall" on the issue of homosexuality on the church by setting up a Select Committee to consider it.
10th May 2013
Albania: Deputy Defence Minister accused of homophobic discrimination 3
6:00 PM — The Albanian Deputy Defence Minister Ekrem Spahia, and a Socialist Party official Artan Lame, have both come under heavy criticism for publicly using discriminatory language against the LGBT community.
Church of Ireland leader Michael Jackson, creates LGBT committee with no LGBT members 10
4:55 PM — The Church of Ireland has been criticised for excluding LGBT people from a new committee it has established to examine the issues around homosexuality and the church.
9th May 2013
France: Viral outrage caused by anti-equal marriage poster 7
5:28 PM — A poster calling for same-sex marriage opponents to rally in France caused outrage on social media sites over what many claim is a racist depiction of the Justice Minister.
8th May 2013
‘Roma Boys’ docudrama premieres in UK
2:31 PM — Today marks the UK premiere of an award-winning Czech film on the dual prejudices faced by LGBT Roma, even within their own community and families.
Finland’s Eurovision entrant wants to ‘make a statement’ about country’s lack of equal marriage 6
1:42 PM — Finland's entrant for the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest has avoided rules which forbid political messages, to voice a statement against the country's lack of equal marriage legislation.
Poll: 68% approve of equal marriage in the Faroe Islands 6
12:28 AM — A survey has found that, out of the population of the Faroe Islands, more than two thirds support legalising civil marriage for gay couples.
7th May 2013
Gran Canaria gay hangout the Yumbo Centre hit by serious fire 2
10:26 AM — Fire has damaged several venues at the Yumbo Centre, home to several LGBT clubs, bars and shops in the resort of Playa del Ingles on Gran Canaria.
5th May 2013
Estonia: Anti-same-sex partnerships petition gathers 35,000 signatures 26
1:13 PM — A petition against legal recognition for same-sex cohabiting couples in Estonia has gained 35,000 signatures, surprising even its organisers.
Northern Ireland Alliance Party leader: ‘Straight majority shouldn’t decide what counts as anti-gay discrimination’ 8
11:27 AM — The leader of Northern Ireland's Alliance Party, David Ford, has spoken of his support for same-sex marriage, warning that it is dangerous for a majority to tell a minority what is and isn't discrimination.
4th May 2013
Italy: New equalities minister removed from post after saying that gays ‘ghettoise’ themselves 19
6:51 PM — Less than 24 hours after being sworn in as a member of Italy's new coalition government, a junior equalities minister has been removed from her post for saying that gay people invite discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves.
3rd May 2013
Video: Equal marriage parody of Finland’s 2013 Eurovision entry goes viral 3
4:12 PM — An equal marriage themed parody of Finland's 2013 Eurovision entry song, has gone viral online, and has been viewed more times than the original.
Ireland: Parishioners angry at arrival of priest who projected gay porn at school parents meeting 11
2:09 PM — Parishioners at the new parish of a priest who projected gay porn during a meeting with parents at a Northern Ireland school, are "wary" over his upcoming arrival.
France: Gay mayor receives bullets in post after giving interview about equal marriage 11
12:46 PM — The mayor of a town in eastern France has made a complaint to police after being sent bullets in the post following an interview he gave during which he discussed equal marriage and adoption.
1st May 2013
Russia: Parades to demonstrate for gay rights in Moscow and St Petersburg, despite anti-gay law 18
1:41 AM — Parades of gay rights demonstrators will take to the streets of Moscow and St Petersburg today, despite a law in the latter, which prohibits the "promotion" of homosexuality.
30th April 2013
UK: National AIDS Trust welcomes Danish HIV cure study 41
3:13 PM — News that researchers in Denmark believe that they are on the brink of a “promising breakthrough” in finding a cure for HIV has been welcomed by the National AIDS Trust.
Sarkozy jabs Hollande’s equal marriage policy in rare speaking appearance 20
1:19 PM — While giving a speech in Canada the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy made several oblique jabs at his successor, Francois Hollande, including suggestions that introducing equal marriage during an economic crisis was unwise.
28th April 2013
France: First wedding trade show for gay male couples takes place in Paris 4
5:44 PM — Just four days after France's Parliament passed a bill to allow equal marriage and adoption for gay couples, the first wedding trade show aimed at gay male couples took place.
27th April 2013
Iceland: World’s first openly gay prime minister quits politics 38
3:16 PM — General elections will be held in Iceland today as the country's prime minister, Johanna Sigurdardottir, stepped down from politics yesterday.
26th April 2013
Sweden: High school to open gender-neutral changing room 1
2:07 PM — A high school in Sweden is opening a gender-neutral changing room, in order to cater for trans, students and those who "aren't comfortable being divided into gender stereotypes."