15th September 2012
France: Equal marriage bill is criticised for “half-hearted equality” 25
4:44 PM — The French government released details of their proposed equal marriage bill this week, and it received criticism from both conservatives, as well as LGBT rights advocates, who said that it lacks fertility assistance, without which, it is not a fair deal.
14th September 2012
Russian PM calls for the release of Pussy Riot 13
12:38 PM — Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for three members of the LGBT-supporting feminist punk band Pussy Riot to be freed.
German gay footballers get support of Angela Merkel 34
10:25 AM — Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the latest high-profile figure to tell gay footballers that they should not have anything to fear in being open with their sexuality.
13th September 2012
German gay footballer refuses to come out because of safety fears 37
11:54 AM — A top German footballer says he fears attacks from fans and even by other footballers if he goes public about his sexuality.
Poland: HIV infections on the rise for gay men due to ‘risky’ sexual behavior 13
11:00 AM — A study in Poland shows there were 992 new HIV infections reported in the country last year, and that two thirds of those who tested positive for the virus were in the gay community.
12th September 2012
France moves closer towards equal marriage and same-sex adoption rights 22
11:09 AM — The French government has confirmed plans to introduce equal marriage and adoption rights for same-sex couples.
10th September 2012
Irish councillor and doctor facing growing pressure over ‘stupid’ remarks against equal marriage 21
10:00 AM — A Dublin politician has been roundly condemned after protesting against the city council’s decision to vote in favour of opening up civil marriage to all citizens “regardless” of their sexuality.
7th September 2012
Ronan Keating: I still miss my ‘best friend’ Stephen Gately 23
12:23 PM — The Boyzone singer has told GaydarRadio that he still misses the gay music star, who died in 2009 from an undiagnosed heart condition; describing Stephen Gately as his “best friend”.
6th September 2012
Turkey: Gay teenager allegedly murdered by father and uncle 33
1:04 PM — According to Hurriyet Daily News, the killing took place in the south eastern province of Diyarbakir last month.
4th September 2012
Dublin City Council votes to support equal marriage 7
10:39 AM — Dublin City Council has passed motions in support of opening up civil marriage to all citizens “regardless” of their sexuality.
3rd September 2012
Poland moves towards introducing civil partnerships 23
1:00 PM — Poland’s ruling centre-right party, Platforma Obywatelska (PO), has announced that it will introduce legislation allowing gay couples to have civil unions.
30th August 2012
New Government-funded Catholic faith school proudly announce they will not teach any gay ‘nonsense’ 116
1:06 PM — A newly-opened faith school in Cornwall has hit back at critics who they claim are seeking to "undermine" them for their anti-LGBT stance.
29th August 2012
Lesbian couple in Sweden report their council to equality body after being charged for insemination 18
4:19 PM — A lesbian couple in Sweden have reported their county council to the Swedish Equality Ombudsman after they were forced to pay 3,000 kronor (£289) for two inseminations, when heterosexual couples are treated free of charge.
Maltese LGBT rights group say they feel let down by cohabitation bill 4
3:52 PM — The Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) has expressed disappointment at a bill to regulate cohabiting couples, which has just been launched in the country.
Gay Met inspector claims he was pushed out of the force by ‘bullying’ 17
1:11 PM — A gay police inspector has claimed he was forced out of his role after being unlawfully arrested by allegedly homophobic special constables.
Angela Merkel says no to equal tax laws for LGBT couples 21
11:58 AM — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected calls to give to LGBT couples the tax breaks enjoyed by heterosexual married couples.
28th August 2012
Danish Prime Minister denies fresh rumours that her husband is gay 30
12:16 PM — Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt has again dismissed claims about the sexuality of her husband, the son of Neil Kinnock.
26th August 2012
Catholic Cardinal calls for objective debate over gay marriage and abortion 51
9:06 PM — An Irish Catholic Cardinal has called for a calm and reasoned debate over gay marriage and abortion, but said the church was not prepared to move their position on the latter.
Same-sex marriage bill to be introduced in France this October 84
5:47 PM — New legislation which will be introduced into the French Parliament as early as October will allow gay couples to marry.
24th August 2012
LGBT centre in Lancashire awarded £450,000 4
2:00 PM — An LGBT project in Lancashire has been awarded £450,000 by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.