30th June 2014
Italy: Former PM Silvio Berlusconi reverses position, supports gay rights 9
1:41 PM — Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has signalled his support for the gay rights movement, reversing his previous stance.
Turkey: Thousands march in Istanbul Pride despite religious objections 15
12:14 PM — Tens of thousands of people turned out on Sunday to celebrate LGBT Pride in Istanbul, slated as the largest gay pride celebration in any majority Muslim country.
Istanbul: Study on human rights violations against LGBT Iranians discussed at Pride
12:09 PM — Iranian LGBT activists at Istanbul’s 9th annual Gay Pride celebration unveiled a study conducted on human rights violations against lesbian, gay and transgender people of Iran.
Georgia: Pro-Russian ‘fake pride’ planned in attempt to derail EU agreement 4
12:02 PM — Georgian activists accuse pro-Russian group of attempting to organize a pride parade in order to postpone trade agreement with the EU.
29th June 2014
Malta: Adoption board chief removed after expressing ‘disgust’ for gay adoptions 3
9:08 PM — The chief of Malta's adoption board has been removed from his post, after expressing "disgust" at the introduction of adoption for same-sex couples.
Ireland: Government to ban religious schools from discriminating against gay teachers 15
5:24 PM — The Irish government is seeking to close a loophole in equality law that permits religious employers to discriminate against gays.
28th June 2014
Italy: Anti-gay mob throw excrement at office of LGBT group 14
6:35 PM — An LGBT group in southern Rome was reportedly attacked by a homophobic mob on Wednesday night, with excrement hurled at the group's office.
27th June 2014
Norway’s health minister promises to improve gender recognition laws
6:10 PM — Norway’s Minister for Health, Bent Høie, has promised to improve transgender rights by pushing through laws improving the country’s outdated system of gender recognition.
Sweden: Hockey team to support LGBT community with rainbow coloured jerseys next season 3
5:26 PM — Swedish hockey team Kiruna IF announce their plan to don new rainbow jerseys in the 2014/15 season in support of the global LGBT community.
Channel Islands: Jersey Christians claim equal marriage leads to ‘instabilities and infidelities’ 26
4:21 PM — A Christian group in the Channel Island of Jersey is preparing a document warning politicians that equal marriage will lead to increased infidelity in heterosexual marriages.
Opera Australia replaces singer dropped over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 7
3:00 PM — Opera Australia has announced the replacement for a singer dropped over a homophobic rant on her Facebook page.
Candidate for EU President under fire over ‘politically transsexual’ joke 9
1:17 PM — The man set to become the next president of the European Commission has been condemned for joking that he is "politically transsexual".
25th June 2014
Isle of Man: Overseas same-sex marriages ‘to be recognised as civil partnerships’ 8
8:32 PM — The Isle of Man will not recognise same-sex marriages from overseas, and will instead treat them as civil partnerships, it has been confirmed.
Finland: Same-sex marriage bill rejected despite public support 7
7:59 PM — A same-sex marriage bill has been rejected by a Finnish parliamentary committee, despite public support.
MEP: ‘Conchita Wurst is a dangerous bearded genetically modified organism’ 49
5:29 PM — Bulgarian MEP Angel Dzhambazki has been slammed by Liberal Democrat MEP Catherine Bearder for making offensive remarks about Conchita Wurst.
Putin: It is a fictional idea that Russia is anti-gay – we don’t execute gays 14
4:39 PM — Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed international controversy surrounding his country's recently introduced anti-gay law, to say that because the country does not execute gay people, it is "fictional" that gay people are oppressed.
Croatia: Parliament to vote on civil partnership law next month 6
1:30 PM — Croatia's Parliament is set to vote on a civil partnership law next month, after the draft bill finally gained approval.
23rd June 2014
Gay Mrs Brown’s Boys star: Women keep proposing to me 10
1:28 PM — Mrs Brown's Boys star Rory Cowan has said that he regularly receives wedding proposals from women, despite being gay and playing a gay character.
Turkey: Trans Pride demonstrators vow to ‘keep on fighting’
12:56 PM — Protesters on Turkey’s 5th annual Trans Pride march, which has been hosted in Istanbul this week, have promised to “keep on fighting” against the country’s “corrupt regime”.
22nd June 2014
Brussels opera house drops star over anti-gay ‘faecal masses’ Facebook rant 30
12:18 PM — A Brussels opera house has confirmed that it has dropped an opera star from a planned upcoming performance, over a violent anti-gay rant on her Facebook page.