22nd November 2011
Spain’s new PM opposes gay marriage laws 48
2:47 PM — Mariano Rajoy's conservative Popular Party has already lodged an appeal in Spain’s Constitutional Court against the country’s 2005 landmark law.
Video: Dutch anti-gay bullying website reports 200 cases in less than a month 2
12:22 PM — At least half of all Dutch LGBT pupils do not feel safe enough to be open about their sexuality. Gay Kraut’s new website is designed to give advice on combatting anti-gay hatred and homophobic violence.
21st November 2011
Malta’s ruling party signals recognition for gay couples 12
4:10 PM — Some form of recognition for Maltese gay couples has now been promoted by both parties sitting in the country's Parliament.
Updated: St Petersburg passes first “gay propaganda” law reading 42
2:24 PM — Gay rights campaigner says Russia's second largest city has issued a ban on pro-gay materials "anywhere where kids could be present".
18th November 2011
Conference highlights tax, pension and migration issues for gay couples in the EU 19
1:54 PM — European conference highlights lack of international recognition for gay and lesbian marriages and partnerships
17th November 2011
Benetton withdraws ad featuring Pope in manipulated kiss, but Obama and others remain 38
2:30 PM — The doctored picture was part of a series unveiled yesterday that depict public figures in emotional embraces as part of a campaign for the Unhate Foundation.
16th November 2011
Czech MP “puts porn on display” at city hall in bid to evict gay sauna 72
12:36 PM — Kateřina Klasnová believes Sauna Babylonia is offering more illicit services than it admits, and used a novel way of getting the city authority's attention.
15th November 2011
Lithuanian lesbians send handwritten postcards to every MP 8
12:08 PM — The Lithuanian Gay League say the country's female LBT community is poorly represented nationally.
14th November 2011
Ugandan lesbian rugby player granted asylum in Germany 16
4:41 PM — Sportswoman allowed to remain in Europe after speaking of persecution experienced in notoriously homophobic country.
St Petersburg lawmakers consider fines for “gay propaganda” 34
11:40 AM — Fines for distributing material to minors could range from £20 to £1,000 in the Russian city, which would be the third local authority to introduce such laws this year.
French mayor performs “militant gay marriage ceremony” 17
9:45 AM — The ceremony, before the 2012 presidential election, is the second held by a town's mayor to attract national attention, with some dismissing it as "provocative".
8th November 2011
Poland’s first gay and trans MPs to be sworn in 16
11:54 AM — Anna Grodzka is believed to become the first sitting trans MP anywhere in the world when she is sworn in with Robert Biedron today.
French paper publishes “gay Mohammed” cartoon 102
10:32 AM — The paper, Charlie Hebdo, had had its offices firebombed when it announced the prophet would be guest-editing.
4th November 2011
Ricky Martin granted Spanish citizenship 26
4:56 PM — El Pais reports the South American singer wants to marry in the country, which was the third in the world to introduce marriage equality.
3rd November 2011
Over a third of Ireland’s older LGBT people fear rejection in society 6
12:17 PM — Study commissioners say report highlights progress of last 20 years, but also problems facing today's older population.
2nd November 2011
Serbian MP convicted for saying Pride would promote gay “illness” 24
2:56 PM — Dragan Markovic, the leader of United Serbia, made the comments ahead of Belgrade Pride 2011, which had to be cancelled due to security fears.
1st November 2011
Comment: A tribute to Axel Axgil, 1915-2011 15
11:40 AM — Peter Tatchell remembers how Danish gay rights pioneer led him to uncover history of experiments on gay concentration camp prisoners.
31st October 2011
Danish gay rights pioneer Axel Axgil dies, aged 96 27
10:48 AM — In 1989, Mr Axgil and his partner were the first gay couple to enter into a civil union anywhere in the world.
Homophobia question prompts Irish radio comedian to come out 28
10:15 AM — Satirist counters accusations after lampooning a fashion-loving footballer on his national radio programme.
26th October 2011
Peter Tatchell: A tribute to Nikolai Alekseev 5
3:58 PM — Russian gay activist Nikolai Alekseev has announced that he is standing down as chief organiser of Moscow Pride and of the LGBT human rights project GayRussia.Ru – two major initiatives that he pioneered. Peter Tatchell highlights his work.