14th March 2012
European Parliament resolves to protect gay couples’ inheritance rights 6
4:10 PM — The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on member states to ensure gay couples inheritance rights are respect around the EU, though it will not be binding on the UK, Ireland or Denmark.
Denmark: Equal marriage law may take effect in June 51
1:07 PM — Denmark's prime minister has announced that equal marriage laws may come into effect on 15 June this year.
13th March 2012
St Petersburg governor signs ‘gay propaganda’ bill into law 46
2:36 PM — St Petersburg's governor has signed into law a bill making it an offence to 'promote' gay or transgender personal identities with commentators fearing how badly it will 'encourage hate' towards the city's gay, bi and trans people.
German gun clubs vote against ‘crowning’ partners of gay champions 34
12:41 PM — German gun clubs say they will no longer crown gay couples at annual ceremonies for their top shooters after a champion gunman's male partner had to be named 'queen' last year.
9th March 2012
Comment: Gay marriage slurs will not keep us from equality 32
11:41 AM — Sarah Ludford MEP writes that the "very fact that those opposed to same-sex marriage cannot have a reasoned debate about the issue just proves that they are bereft of any real arguments".
8th March 2012
Malta may give cohabiting gays legal recognition 2
1:35 PM — A bill due to arrive at Malta's parliament which was designed to give cohabiting couples legal rights will include provisions for gay civil partnerships, an official has said.
7th March 2012
UKIP: Marriage belongs to religion, not government 110
10:53 AM — UKIP has accused the government of 'picking a fight' with religious people in Britain over plans for equal civil marriage saying the issue is 'in the domain of the church and other faiths'.
6th March 2012
Manchester to urge anti-gay law veto on St Petersburg trip 10
2:04 PM — The deputy council leader said it will exercise its right to point out that Manchester's twin city is "doing something wrong."
5th March 2012
President of Belarus would rather be ‘a dictator than gay’ 58
12:35 PM — The president of Belarus has responded to German criticisms of his government's human rights record and accusations of a dictatorship in the land-locked European state by saying it is 'better to be a dictator than gay'.
2nd March 2012
Video: Call to boycott St Petersburg over anti-gay law 17
5:07 PM — International protest against St Petersburg's new law banning the promotion of "sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism and transgenderism” have continued with a video highlighting the law's effect.
1st March 2012
Video: Footballer’s Spanish ad ‘showed black men as animalistic homosexuals’ 38
9:50 AM — A Spanish insurance company has pulled an advert after accusations it was racist in its depiction of black people as 'stupid, backward, animalistic homosexuals'.
29th February 2012
Protesters urge St Petersburg not to enact anti-gay law 1
4:38 PM — The British Foreign Office is among a number of bodies and groups of protesters around the world urging St Petersburg not to enact the anti-gay law its legislature passed today.
St Petersburg passes ‘gay propaganda’ law 8
10:51 AM — St Petersburg has joined three other Russian cities in passing a law banning the promotion of gay and trans identities among minors.
28th February 2012
Embassy protests today ahead of final St Petersburg ‘gay propaganda’ vote 3
4:09 PM — Protests are being held at Russian embassies around the world ahead of a final vote tomorrow by St Petersburg's legislature on its 'gay propaganda' ban.
23rd February 2012
Poll finds Irish support for gay marriage at 73% 60
3:29 PM — Equal marriage advocates have welcomed a poll which puts public support for allowing gay couples to marry at 73%.
Rabbi is Sweden’s ‘straight person of the year’ 10
1:27 PM — A rabbi has won the title of Sweden's 'straight man of the year'. David Lazar is the rabbi for the Jewish community in Stockholm. He was given the Årets Hetero award by the Swedish QX magazine this month.
Video: Ex-Chelsea coach Mourinho under fire for gay slur 21
11:02 AM — Football coach José Mourinho has prompted outrage after being filmed using a Spanish gay slur ahead of a game at a Russian stadium.
Kurdish gay rights group hacked on Facebook 10
10:34 AM — An extremist Turkish Nationalist hacking group called “Ayyıldız Tim” hacked the Facebook page of Hebûn, the Kurdish LGBT Association based in Diyarbakir, this weekend.
22nd February 2012
Swedish farmer seeks companion for bisexual pig 18
11:01 AM — A farmer in Sweden has appealed for anyone with a gay pig to come forward after his own bisexual boar was left heartbroken having been rejected by a neighbouring bull.
17th February 2012
St Petersburg lawmaker dismisses ‘fake’ mothers’ plea over anti-gay law 51
12:51 PM — A letter sent by the mothers of gay children to St Petersburg lawmakers asking them to reconsider their 'gay propaganda' law has been dismissed as a fake by a senior official who reportedly said "no one cares about offending the gay community".