30th May 2011
Increasing number of countries becoming more tolerant of homosexuality, survey shows 69
10:43 AM — Results of a new cross-national study have shown that a vast majority of countries have become more accepting of homosexuality over the past 20 years - though the trend is markedly slower in Russia and other former Communist countries.
28th May 2011
Peter Tatchell: Police colluded with Neo-Nazis at Moscow Pride protests 196
7:26 PM — The human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell reports from Moscow after another year of conflicts between police, Neo-Nazis and gay rights campaigners at Moscow Pride.
Updated: Dan Choi and other gay rights activists arrested during Moscow Pride violence 198
2:33 PM — Moscow police have arrested and detained a number of prominent gay rights activists including the openly gay US solider Dan Choi as homophobic violence broke out during the banned Moscow Pride march near to the Kremlin.
27th May 2011
Moscow Pride marchers fear neo-Nazi attacks 36
4:45 PM — Marchers in tomorrow's Moscow Pride fear they may be targeted by neo-Nazi thugs. The march was banned by city authorities on the grounds of potential public disorder but a small group of gay rights activists say they will take to the streets anyway.
Moscow police will break up banned gay Pride march 107
1:29 PM — Moscow's police force says it will break up an unauthorised gay Pride march to be held tomorrow. Gay rights campaigners were denied permission to hold the event for the sixth year running but said they would hold it anyway.
Sarkozy ally compares gay marriage to bestiality in French parliament 79
10:24 AM — Brigitte Barèges, an MP in French president Nicolas Sarkozy's ruling UMP party, has sparked an angry reaction in the French parliament by comparing gay marriage to bestiality.
26th May 2011
Ian McKellen supports Moscow Gay Pride 27
2:58 PM — Veteran actor Ian McKellen has given his support to Saturday's Moscow Pride march. City authorities have banned the march but gay rights activists say they will hold it regardless.
25th May 2011
Moscow Pride to go ahead despite ban 102
1:36 PM — Gay rights campaigners say they will hold Moscow Pride regardless of a ban. Activists applied to hold the event in Bolotnaya Ploshchad city park on Saturday but Mayor Sergei Sobyanin’s administration turned down the request, citing a risk of public disorder.
20th May 2011
German football captain warns gay players will face abuse 40
10:32 AM — Germany's football captain has warned that gay players will face verbal abuse if they decide to come out of the closet. Bayern Munich star Philipp Lahm, 27, said he would welcome gay players but claimed they would face difficulties.
18th May 2011
Moscow bans gay Pride march again 175
5:42 PM — Moscow has once again denied permission for a gay Pride march. Activists applied to hold the event in Bolotnaya Ploshchad city park on May 28th but Mayor Sergei Sobyanin's administration turned down the request, citing a risk of public disorder.
16th May 2011
Concerns over Eurovision 2012 host Azerbaijan’s gay rights record 84
3:43 PM — After winning Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijan has won the right to host next year's competition. However, broadcasters, fans and human rights groups are concerned that the country's record on gay rights makes it deeply unsuitable to hold the contest.
13th May 2011
Video: Trans star Dana International misses out on Eurovision final 35
1:37 PM — Israeli singer Dana International was knocked out of the Eurovision Song Contest last night at the semi-final in Dusseldorf. The star, who is transgender, performed her song Ding Dong but failed to win a place in Saturday's final.
6th May 2011
Gay footballer Anton Hysen on coming out 63
11:47 AM — The world's only openly gay footballer, Anton Hysen, says others in the closet should not worry about fans' reactions. The Swedish star, 20, came out earlier this year, declaring that it was "f**ked up" that no other players had done so.
27th April 2011
Moscow gay pride parade now uncertain 1
2:30 PM — Moscow have said they are ‘studying’ the proposal for the city’s first gay pride parade, after it was previously thought to be going ahead. Nikolai Alexeyev, Russia’s top gay rights activist, said yesterday that the city council had given the go-ahead to the proposed march on 28 May, a claim dismissed by Moscow’s central district head, […]
Gay man beaten in homophobic south London attack 229
1:21 PM — A gay man has received hospital treatment after being beaten up in an unprovoked homophobic attack at the weekend.
Last known gay holocaust survivor to receive France’s top honour 21
10:38 AM — The last known gay survivor of the Nazi holocaust is to receive the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur.
26th April 2011
Catholic charity loses appeal over gay adoption 173
5:32 PM — A tribunal has thrown out a Catholic charity's bid to be exempted from equality laws which make it illegal to discriminate against gay couples who wish to adopt.
Moscow set to allow first ever gay pride parade in the city 20
3:08 PM — Moscow city authorities gave permission today for the first ever gay pride parade to be held in the Russian capital.
Church of Scotland leaders to discuss special commission report on same-sex relationships 10
12:02 PM — The Church of Scotland's leaders will discuss the Special Commission's report on same-sex relationships and the ministry at May's General Assembly meeting.
Elton John to carry out paternity test for son 25
11:10 AM — Sir Elton John has said that he intends to find out who the real father of his son is.