27th June 2014
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.
21st June 2014
Video: Game of Thrones author cameos in ‘Gay of Thrones’ recap parody 3
2:35 PM — Game of Thrones author George RR Martin has made a surprise cameo in the show's long-running 'Gay of Thrones' parody.
Australia: Opera singer blames husband for rant calling gay people ‘faecal masses’ 46
12:06 PM — An opera singer has claimed her husband was responsible for a homophobic rant on her Facebook page which labelled gay people "faecal masses".
John Kerry: We must push back against violence and anti-gay laws globally 1
11:39 AM — US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the West needs to push back against the "global trend of rising violence and discrimination against LGBT persons."
20th June 2014
Australia: Opera singer calls gay people ‘faecal masses’ in violent homophobic rant 68
7:49 PM — An opera singer is under fire for an anti-gay rant in which she referred to gay people as 'faecal masses', and welcomed violent attacks against a pride parade.
TUC: Jersey should hurry up and introduce same-sex marriage 1
6:18 PM — The Trade Union Congress has called on Jersey to catch up with England and Wales, by introducing same-sex marriage.
Gender reassignment to be legally recognised in Ireland for the first time 1
1:53 PM — Joan Burton, the Irish Minister for Social Protection, this week announced that the proposed Gender Recognition Bill will be submitted for drafting and “enacted as soon as possible” following publication of the legislation.
Dutch media outlets ‘extremely annoyed’ by ‘Gay Village’ hoax 8
1:22 PM — Dutch media outlets have responded badly to the announcement that plans for an LGBT-only 'Gay Village' backed up by officials, were actually a hoax intended to draw attention to LGBT issues.
19th June 2014
Actor Ralph Fiennes: I was asked not to employ a gay director in Russia 40
6:48 PM — During a recent trip to Russia, Ralph Fiennes says he was told not to employ a gay director or film any gay subject matter.
Netherlands LGBT-only ‘gay village’ revealed as a hoax 8
12:37 PM — Reports that an LGBT-only village would be built in a town in the Netherlands have been revealed as a hoax.
18th June 2014
Luxembourg passes equal marriage bill by 56-4 landslide 33
6:53 PM — Luxembourg's parliament has overwhelmingly passed a same-sex marriage bill, by a vote of 56-4.
Ireland urged to adopt hate crime legislation in fight against transphobic crime 4
5:46 PM — A report designed to improve the reporting of hate crimes against trans people in Ireland has been launched.