5th July 2013
Irish ‘hacktivist’ takes down Nigerian government website over anti-gay bill 10
4:09 PM — An Irish hacker opposed to Nigeria's stance on homosexuality has attacked the country's official government website in protest of an "anti-gay" bill which seeks to further criminalise gay people.
Pope Francis and Benedict XVI united in their opposition to equal marriage 68
2:50 PM — The Vatican has issued an unprecedented religious text co-written by Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict XVI in which the two men restate their opposition to equal marriage.
Lithuania: Court overturns ban on Baltic Pride 4
1:57 PM — Campaigners have welcomed a decision to reverse this month’s ban on Baltic Pride in Lithuania.
Pope John Paul II who called gay rights the ‘new ideology of evil’ to become a saint 71
1:12 PM — Pope John Paul II who famously described gay rights advances such as same-sex marriage as a "new ideology of evil" is to be canonised as a saint, it was announced today.
Actress Tilda Swinton flies rainbow flag in Moscow in solidarity with LGBT community 13
2:19 AM — Actress Tilda Swinton has posed for a photograph, posted on the internet by her representative, flying a rainbow flag in front of St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, in solidarity with the LGBT community.
4th July 2013
Sweden: Pakistani court threatens head of LGBT group with life imprisonment over equal marriage support 27
4:38 PM — The head of an LGBT rights group in Sweden has been threatened with a lawsuit over the organisation's support for a same-sex marriage involving a Pakistani person.
3rd July 2013
Russia: Putin signs same-sex adoption ban into law 18
4:12 PM — The Russian President Vladimir Putin has imposed a ban on child adoption by same-sex couples in Russia.
MEPs condemn transphobic police crackdown in Greece 14
2:06 PM — MEPs are worried by reports Greek police have started to systematically harass transgender women.
2nd July 2013
Russia: Four gay rights activists detained for unsanctioned rally 7
4:49 PM — Moscow city police on Tuesday afternoon detained four gay rights activists for staging an unsanctioned rally in the downtown area of the city.
Greece: Gay rights campaigners appalled as health minister sanctions forced HIV tests 41
4:25 PM — Greece's new health minister has reintroduced a measure to allow the police to carry out forced HIV tests.
Germany’s Lower House of Parliament approves equal tax breaks for civil partnerships 6
12:14 PM — The Lower House of Germany’s Parliament has approved a measure to equalise tax breaks for couples in civil partnerships.
US: Conservative group supports Russian anti-gay legislation as conference to be held at Kremlin 20
1:13 AM — In a sign of solidarity with Russia over recently passed legislation to ban "homosexual propaganda", a US-based conservative group plans to hold its annual conference at the Kremlin next year.
30th June 2013
Russia: Putin signs anti-‘gay propaganda’ bill into law 25
4:09 PM — An official publication has reported today that President Vladimir Putin has signed into law an anti-"propaganda" bill targeting non-traditional relationships, which was recently approved by both house of the Russian Parliament.
29th June 2013
Russia: Dozens arrested under ‘gay propaganda’ law for attempting to hold gay pride rally 30
5:47 PM — Dozens of gay rights demonstrators have been arrested in the Russian city of St Petersburg, after attempting to hold a gay pride rally.
28th June 2013
Feature: Our top three European gay hotspots
6:50 PM — The typically inconsistent English summer weather has left us all dreaming of an exotic break in the sun. Whether you’re after a cultural escape, a serious bit of R&R, or a wild party getaway, these hot holiday destinations are not only conveniently affordable and close, but will also tick off all your holiday desires.
27th June 2013
Amnesty: Baltic Pride must be allowed to take place in Lithuania 1
3:44 PM — Amnesty International says a cancelled Pride march in Lithuania must be allowed to take place.
Russia: Federation Council passes anti-gay propaganda and adoption bills 3
1:20 PM — The upper house of the Russian Parliament voted yesterday to approve both a bill banning adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples and the anti-"propaganda" bill banning the promotion of non-traditional relationships.
26th June 2013
Ireland: Gay Senator David Norris reveals he has cancer 1
5:58 PM — Independent Senator David Norris who unsuccessfully stood for Ireland’s presidency in 2011 says he is undergoing treatment for cancer.
Vladimir Putin says anti-gay Russian laws are about ‘protecting children’ 30
2:04 PM — Vladimir Putin has once again denied claims that gay citizens are being persecuted in Russia following the passing of laws against ‘Homosexual propaganda’.
France: Gay couple sue mayor who refused to officiate at their wedding 6
1:13 PM — A French gay couple have mayor to court who said he would rather "go to the gallows", than marry a same-sex couple, under the newly introduced French equal marriage law.