13th February 2012
Malta: Lesbian assault victims ‘to be charged with breaching peace’ 16
3:19 PM — The lesbian victims of an assault which led the prime minister to promise new hate crime laws now face charges themselves, reports say.
10th February 2012
Video: Turkish parents’ appeal for anti-homophobia film 2
1:55 PM — A support group for the families of gay and trans people in Turkey is appealing for funds to finish a documentary on the experiences of parents.
9th February 2012
From Diyarbakir with love: Kurdish, gay and proud 10
5:45 PM — As Zenne Dancer tells the story of a Kurdish ‘honour’ killing, we speak to Hebûn, the LGBT group in Diyarbakir.
Swedish anti-gay flyers not covered by free speech 17
11:41 AM — The European Court of Human Rights has upheld the conviction of four Swedish men who handed out leaflets to children which said being gay was "morally destructive" and that the "homosexual lobby" was trying to suppress paedophilia.
8th February 2012
St Petersburg anti-gay law passes second reading 17
3:28 PM — A third reading would mean St Petersburg would join other Russian regions including Ryazan and Arkhangelsk in forbidding the promotion of homosexuality in public.
Northern Cyprus: No charges yet on gay sex arrests 13
12:47 PM — An advisor to the leader in Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus has said today that no charges have yet been brought against two men arrested for committing gay acts.
7th February 2012
Northern Cyprus anti-gay law to be challenged 22
3:19 PM — A case has been lodged at the European Court of Human Rights against Turkey today to decriminalise homosexuality in Northern Cyprus.
Finland: Gay candidate loses presidential race 5
11:49 AM — Pekka Haavisto, the openly gay candidate in Finland’s presidential race, has lost to opponent Sauli Niinistö.
Malta considers hate crimes after bus attack on lesbians 10
11:35 AM — An off-duty Maltese bus driver has been charged after physically attacking two lesbian fellow passengers, reportedly for kissing. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has reportedly now issued instructions to strengthen Malta's laws.
3rd February 2012
Amsterdam’s ‘gay cure’ declaration rabbi reinstated 39
12:44 PM — The chief rabbi of Amsterdam's Orthodox Jewish community has been reinstated after reportedly accepting he should not have signed a 'gay cure' declaration with the title.
2nd February 2012
London protest follows Sweden’s trans sterilisation rule 24
10:55 AM — Worldwide protest at continuing insistence by the Swedish government on what has been described as a policy of eugenics in respect of trans men and women led on Monday to the unusual sight of a demo outside that country's London embassy.
1st February 2012
Gay EuroGames will mark ‘the end of the world’, politician fears 84
3:25 PM — The leader of the Hungary's minority Jobbik nationalist party has reportedly described the gay EuroGames in the country's capital this summer as the "end of the world".
Lithuanian who called for ‘another Hitler’ to tackle gays fined 38
12:56 PM — A furniture-maker in Lithuania has been ordered to pay a fine of £375 after calling on Facebook for "another Hitler" to kill gays.
31st January 2012
German trans girl ‘to be institutionalised’ 70
10:31 AM — News that an 11 year old trans girl in Berlin, Germany, is about to be committed to a mental institution by local authorities – following intervention by her absent father – has prompted grave concern by the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation.
30th January 2012
Gay Aeroflot steward ‘forced to marry woman’ 12
5:05 PM — A gay air steward for the Russian carrier Aeroflot was forced to marry a woman in order to keep his job, campaigners say.
27th January 2012
Amsterdam’s ‘gay cure’ rabbi ‘fears for his life’ 68
4:42 PM — The New York-based rabbi who heads Amsterdam's Orthodox Ashkenazi community had said he fears for his life after he was suspended for signing a 'gay cure' declaration.
184 MEPs support gay rights manifesto 11
2:05 PM — 184 MEPs, including the President of the European Parliament came together on Wednesday to sign a pledge in support of LGBT rights, following a two-day long awareness event.
26th January 2012
‘Bully’ Bloom slammed for gay funding question 29
1:17 PM — An MEP from the European Independence Party has been condemned by LGBT groups for questioning the European Commission on the legitimacy of funding of an LGBT rights organisation.
Jail for fake Louis Walsh sex assault claims 11
10:09 AM — A man who admitted falsely accusing Louis Walsh of a sexual assault has been jailed for six months. Leonard Watters, an unemployed 24-year-old dance teacher was sentenced at Dublin District Court yesterday.
25th January 2012
Nikolay Alekseev: The visionary Peter Tatchell 4
2:52 PM — "Peter is a visionary. He has this capacity to understand how to take a problem and drive the maximum public attention to it in order to make the society think and force the politicians to address it."