31st December 2014
Bishop urges Catholic Church to accept gay relationships 32
2:26 PM — A Belgium bishop says the Catholic Church should accept and recognise relationships between two people of the same sex.
Russia: Pussy Riot members among 18 people arrested after protest 9
11:35 AM — Eighteen protesters, including members of Pussy Riot, have been detained in Moscow.
29th December 2014
Conchita Wurst: I want to meet with Vladimir Putin 8
2:29 PM — Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has called for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
UKIP candidate poses with Polish far-right leader 10
1:58 PM — A UKIP parliamentary candidate has been photographed with a far-right Polish leader described by Nigel Farage as "utterly reprehensible."
26th December 2014
France: Magazine ordered to pay 20,000 euros for outing far-right politician 21
12:05 PM — A French court has ordered a gossip magazine to pay 20,000 euros (£15,674) in damages for "invasion of privacy" after having outed one of the far-right National Front party's top officials.
19th December 2014
Amnesty: Ireland is ‘short-changing’ trans people with new gender bill 12
6:43 PM — Amnesty International has attacked the first draft of Ireland's new gender recognition bill.
German high court: Government must recognise some same-sex parents 6
6:12 PM — The high court in Germany has ruled in favour of equality for gay couples who had children abroad via a surrogate.
Conchita Wurst is coming back to Eurovision, but not how you think 2
2:30 PM — Drag diva Conchita Wurst is to make a triumphant return to the Eurovision Song Contest - but maybe not how people expected.
Irish government publishes draft gender recognition law
1:34 PM — The Irish government has finally published a long-awaited bill which will recognise the gender of trans people.
Poland: Bill to legalise gay registered partnerships fails for a third time 6
9:47 AM — For the third time, a bill to allow gender-neutral registered partnerships has been rejected in Poland.
18th December 2014
French politician to sue magazine for ‘outing’ him as gay 5
6:10 PM — A French far-right politician has said he will sue a magazine which "outed" him as gay, after it published photographs of him with a man.
Amnesty report on ‘odious’ choices faced by trans people in Europe 5
11:14 AM — Amnesty International has released a report on gender recognition laws across Europe.
17th December 2014
Irish same-sex marriage referendum to take place in May 13
10:09 AM — The Irish government has cleared the way for a referendum on same-sex marriage to take place in May 2015.
16th December 2014
Gay teacher forced to put up crucifix under “fascist” laws 11
1:41 PM — An Italian teacher who removed a crucifix from his classroom has been forced to put it back up under "fascist" laws.
Ireland: Cabinet discusses equal marriage referendum 42
11:06 AM — The Irish government is discussing the country’s same-sex marriage referendum at a meeting of the cabinet.
15th December 2014
Russian politician stalks local gay clubs to crack down on ‘gay sex on stage’ 18
6:06 PM — A Russian politician has spearheaded a raid on a gay club allegedly because a number of parents said their teenagers were trapped inside.
Spain: Gay couple hospitalised after ‘Neo-Nazi’ attack 2
11:55 AM — A gay couple in Madrid were attacked by a group for "Neo-Nazis" on Friday, and one of them hospitalised.
French far-right party leader accused of appointing ‘gay lobby’ 12
10:05 AM — The leader of France's far-right Front National party has been accused of appointing a "gay lobby" to surround herself.
14th December 2014
Benjy the ‘gay’ bull arrives at animal sanctuary after rescue from slaughter 3
6:45 PM — A gay bull who was rescued from slaughter by the co-creator of the Simpsons has arrived at an animal sanctuary in Norwich.
Gay skier: Olympic committee ‘didn’t stand up for human rights’ at Sochi Olympics 10
1:46 PM — Openly gay skier Anja Paerson has claimed the International Olympic Committee failed to stand up for human rights when it allowed the Winter Olympic Games to be held in Russia.