4th December 2012
Germany: Angela Merkel faces party divide over tax breaks for gay couples 11
8:12 AM — Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a divide within her ruling Christian Democratic Union party, over tax reliefs for gay couples, which have so far been reserved for married, straight, couples.
Norway: Princess took secret India trip to care for gay palace employee’s newborn twins 15
1:01 AM — Norway's Crown Princess secretly travelled to India to care for infant twins born to her gay friend, and employee's surrogate mother, after his travel visa was delayed.
30th November 2012
Politicians call on EU to show ‘leadership’ ahead of World AIDS Day
3:08 PM — UK MEPs have called on the European Union to intensify efforts to curb the HIV epidemic ahead of Saturday’s World AIDS Day.
Interview: Jean-Luc Romero talks on the fight against AIDS, social media, and equal marriage in France 1
8:38 AM — Jean-Luc Romero, a French politician, author, and active campaigner against HIV/AIDS, after having been the first French politician to be openly HIV-positive back in 2002, he has focussed his career on "the human", and human rights. He is the President of the Elected Leadership Against AIDS, the founder of the progressive political party, Aujourd'hui Autrement.
29th November 2012
Turkish LGBT campaigner to receive David Kato award 2
5:56 PM — Ali Erol, an LGBT activist in Turkey has been honoured with this year’s David Kato award, which was set up in memory of the gay Ugandan campaigner who was murdered in 2011.
Study: More than half of LGBT Italians believe ageing is harder for them than for heterosexuals 9
3:14 PM — In a survey of LGBT Italians 55% said they are concerned about their future in Italy, and 52% said that being gay and ageing is more difficult for them than it is for straight people.
Venice looks to suspend partnership with St Petersburg over anti-gay laws 9
1:29 PM — The Venice Municipal Council is currently considering ending a partnership with the Russian city of St Petersburg over the latter’s recently adopted anti-gay laws.
France: Parkinson sufferer awarded €200,000 after medicine turned him into gay sex addict 42
11:20 AM — A French court has upheld a compensation payment to a previously heterosexual man who became a gay sex addict after taking medication for Parkinsons.
28th November 2012
Malta: Politician with controversial equalities record appointed EU health commissioner 5
3:55 PM — European ministers have approved Tonio Borg for the job of the EU’s top health official despite opposition by some Liberal and Green MEPs over the Maltese politician’s conservative views.
Sun pays Louis Walsh £403,500 after wrongly accusing him of male sexual assault 10
12:16 PM — X Factor judge Louis Walsh has reached an out of court settlement with the Sun newspaper after it falsely accused him of carrying out a nightclub sexual assault on another man.
27th November 2012
Lithuanian pensioner: Changing my number plate would make people think I’m gay 22
5:05 PM — A 67-year-old man in Lithuania has come up with a homophobic excuse for not wanting to change his car number plate.
EU officials release survey on discrimination 8
9:53 AM — The European Commission has published its latest survey on discrimination in the EU, including on grounds of sexual orientation and for the first time gender identity.
26th November 2012
Manchester United’s Anders Lindegaard: Gay people need an out football star 14
2:11 PM — The Manchester United player Anders Lindegaard has called on closeted gay football players to come out because “gay people need a hero”.
Turkey: Homosexuality to join murder as a reason for army expulsion 30
10:33 AM — Gay men will be discharged from the Turkish army as a punishment for their "lifestyle choices," it has been reported.
Former French first lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy: ‘I am in favour of gay marriage and adoption’ 7
10:15 AM — The former first lady of France, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, has backed the current French Government’s plans to make same-sex marriage legal.
23rd November 2012
Chris Bryant accuses Russian officials of ‘smears’ and of circulating underwear photo 62
5:13 PM — Labour MP Chris Bryant has claimed he is the victim of a homophobic smear campaign by the Russian Embassy in London after a website published an old image of him wearing just his underwear.
22nd November 2012
Italy: 15-year-old believed to have killed himself after homophobic bullying 7
7:22 PM — A 15-year-old boy in Rome is believed to have committed suicide after suffering anti-gay bullying in Italy.
Madonna acquitted of breaking Russian anti-gay law 12
5:08 PM — Charges that Madonna broke a homophobic censorship ban in the Russian city of St Petersburg have been dropped – at the same time lawmakers in Moscow have vetoed a proposed anti-gay bill.
French president U-turns on same-sex marriage opt-out idea 16
1:06 PM — French President Francois Hollande appears to have backtracked on suggestions that mayors who oppose equal marriage should be allowed to personally opt-out from pending legislation.
21st November 2012
France: ‘Mosque for gays’ with mixed prayer groups to be opened in Paris 37
8:59 PM — A mosque aimed specifically at gay people, and which would provide mixed gender prayer groups, is set to open in Paris at the end of November.