18th June 2012
Italian footballer Claudio Marchisio backs equal marriage 13
5:02 PM — Claudio Marchisio, a midfielder on Italy's national squad has spoken out in favour of equal marriage rights for gay couples, a week after a team-mate said he hoped there were no gays on their team.
15th June 2012
Denmark: Equal marriage laws for gay couples come into effect today 44
10:23 AM — Denmark's new laws allowing gay couples to marry in the state church have come into effect today.
13th June 2012
New EU human rights ambassador ‘should promote LGBT rights globally’ 5
4:54 PM — The European Parliament has recommended that person appointed as EU Special Representative for Human Rights promote the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.
Italian footballer ‘regrets’ hoping there were no gays in Euro 2012 team 40
11:03 AM — An Italian striker has apologised after telling a press conference he hoped there were no gay men in his team at the Euro 2012 football championships.
11th June 2012
European Commission publishes new report on trans and intersex discrimination 13
4:29 PM — The European Commission has published a new report into discrimination against transgender and intersex people around the EU.
8th June 2012
Poland: Teaching materials for nurses ‘calls gays socially dangerous’ 40
2:52 PM — Anger has been expressed over teaching materials for nurses in Poland which reportedly describe homosexuality as a 'pathology'.
7th June 2012
Dutch Christian group may appeal after ‘gay cure’ therapy removed from health insurance 35
4:45 PM — A religious organisation whose 'gay cure' therapy is to be removed from the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands has said it is looking to appeal the decision.
Danish parliament approves equal marriage laws 106
1:42 PM — The Danish parliament has approved equal marriage laws 85 to 24 today.
Denmark expected to pass equal marriage laws today 21
11:47 AM — The Danish Folketing is expected to approve equal marriage laws today with majorities in both its left-wing and centre-right parliamentary blocs.
6th June 2012
Video: Pro-gay fly-posting campaign disturbed in Montenegro 7
1:47 PM — An LGBT youth group in Montenegro has initiated a nocturnal campaign to put up pro-gay posters around the capital city of Podgorica.
Ireland: Bid to overturn laws prohibiting gay marriages welcomed 29
12:12 PM — A new legal challenge has been launched in Ireland to test the country's legislation which currently prohibits gay marriages from taking place.
5th June 2012
Dutch minister stops gay ‘cure’ therapy health insurance 24
1:29 PM — Gay 'cure' therapy will no longer be available in the basic health insurance package in the Netherlands, Dutch Health Minister Edith Schippers announced today.
3rd June 2012
Poland and Latvia host gay pride marches 17
12:56 AM — Hundreds of gay and trans men and women, together with their supporters, marched through the capitals of Poland and Latvia today, demanding greater acceptance and rights in their respective societies, where they still face high levels of homophobia and transphobia.
1st June 2012
Manhunt continues for ‘killer bisexual porn actor’
7:02 PM — The hunt for a man who is believed to have murdered and dismembered a male lover and sent parts of his body to government officials has continued today.
Azerbaijan and Iran locked in a spat over rumours of a gay parade 16
3:21 PM — Azerbaijan has accused Iran of lying over claims the Azeri government was forced to cancel a gay parade during the Eurovision Song Contest last weekend.
French prime minister: Equal marriage and adoption laws to be introduced ‘quickly’ 30
2:02 PM — The French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told a French television station this morning a change in legislation to allow gay couples to marry and adopt children will be done 'quickly' and that a draft is 'ready'.
29th May 2012
First gay couple in the world to marry imagine a dead Berlusconi for artwork 15
9:33 PM — A gay couple, who were the first to be married in the world, have created an art installation which is a life-like waxwork of the former Italian premier, Silvio Berlusconi, imagined on a death-bed.
Friend tells court he thought Anders Breivik ‘may have been gay’ 33
3:28 PM — A friend of the Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik told a court today he believed the killer may have been gay after he began expressing feminine traits and moved in with his mother, cutting himself off socially.
Ukraine: President petitioned on draft anti-gay law 29
2:21 PM — 43,000 people have so far signed a petition to the president of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, over a draft amendment to the country's morality laws.
European Parliament condemns consideration of anti-gay laws 32
10:47 AM — The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning anti-gay laws in Europe last week, specifically calling on Russia, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania as well as Ukraine to address existing and draft legislation and 'demonstrate, and ensure respect for, the principle of non-discrimination'.