28th May 2014
Lib Dem MEP: Tories wrong not to back ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 4
6:52 PM — Liberal Democrat MEP-elect Catherine Bearder says she’s “surprised and disappointed” at Conservative MEPs for refusing to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tory MEP: UK Parliament not Brussels should decide on LGBT rights 8
4:40 PM — Departing MEP Marina Yannakoudakis says she “understands” why her Tory colleagues in the European Parliament have decided not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
Tories defend decision of MEPs to shun ILGA-Europe’s LGBT rights pledge 32
4:40 PM — The Conservative Party’s LGBT campaign group is defending a decision of Tory MEPs not to sign ILGA-Europe’s pledge on LGBT rights.
UKIP and Tory MEPs fail to sign LGBT rights pledge 27
1:01 PM — Tory and UKIP names are absent from ILGA-Europe's LGBT rights pledge.
26th May 2014
Hungary: Homophobic extreme-right group comes second in elections 17
6:07 PM — A Hungarian radical, homophobic party has met its target of coming second in the European elections.
Vice President of Lib Dems’ LGBT group loses MEP seat 5
4:10 PM — The Lib Dems are paying tribute to the Vice President of the party’s LGBT group, after she was among 10 Lib Dem MEPs to lose their seats.
Trans former UKIP MEP concedes defeat in European elections 8
2:53 PM — A transgender former UKIP MEP has conceded that she will not be re-elected after setting up her own party.
Greece: Homophobic extreme-right party gains European seats for the first time 23
2:23 PM — A homophobic extreme-right party has made gains in Greece, and looked set to enter the European Parliament for the first time.
Labour’s Michael Cashman leaves European Parliament after 15 years 13
1:56 PM — Michael Cashman, one of Britain’s leading gay politicians, has retired as an MEP.
France: Homophobic and anti-Semitic National Front win elections 190
3:31 AM — A far-right party known to be homophobic and opposed to same-sex marriage has dominated France's European Election vote, while its leader called for the pro-same-sex marriage President to dissolve the country's parliament.
25th May 2014
BNP leader Nick Griffin who thinks ‘gays are creepy’ unseated as MEP 29
10:48 PM — British National Party leader Nick Griffin, who thinks that gays are "really creepy", has lost his seat in the European Parliament.
24th May 2014
UK: Gay miners’ strike film wins Queer Palm award at Cannes 16
1:38 PM — A British film about gay activists supporting the miners' strike has been awarded the unofficial 'Queer Palm' award at Cannes Film Festival.
23rd May 2014
TV presenter: There are gay players in Italy’s World Cup squad 7
6:32 PM — An Italian television presenter says there are gay players in the Italian World Cup squad.
Germany: Gay couples receive limited adoption rights 7
5:51 PM — The German Parliament has ruled that same-sex couples in civil unions can legally adopt a partner's child.
Founder of anti-gay German party now claims to be pro-gay 11
4:51 PM — A political party in Germany, known for its opposition to LGBT rights, claims to have changed its position.
Russia: Prosecutors to investigate series of children’s books after ‘gay propaganda’ complaint 5
3:16 PM — Prosecutors in Russia are to investigate a series of children's books after complaints that they "threaten the cultural values" of the country through acceptance of gay relationships.
22nd May 2014
US rapper claims Portuguese police arrested him for ‘being gay’ 6
1:39 PM — US rapper Mykki Blanco has accused the Portuguese police of homophobia and racism following his arrest at Lisbon airport.
Church patriarch: ‘God sent Balkan floods because Conchita Wurst is too wild’ 57
12:20 PM — The patriarchs of the Serbian Orthodox church and of Montenegro have blamed devastating floods in the Balkans on Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, saying "God sent the rains as a reminder that people should not join the wild side."
21st May 2014
Facebook admits ‘mistake’ in suspending user for lesbian kiss photo 8
11:34 AM — Amid a controversy after an Italian user was blocked for uploading a photo of a lesbian kiss, Facebook has admitted it made a "mistake".
Pro-Putin conductor: Russia’s ‘taboos’ need to be respected 27
11:19 AM — A Russian conductor, who strongly supports President Vladimir Putin, says "taboos" like homosexuality, should be respected by the West.