18th June 2014
Netherlands: Plans unveiled for new LGBT-only ‘Gay Village’ 27
2:01 PM — Plans in the Netherlands have been unveiled for a fenced-off 'Gay Village', to tackle hate crime fears.
3rd June 2014
Netherlands: Same-sex wedding ‘opt out’ for officials removed 3
3:36 PM — A loophole which allowed officials to opt out of performing same-sex weddings in the Netherlands will be removed.
2nd May 2014
Netherlands: Rapper under investigation for homophobic, anti-Semitic lyrics 73
5:07 PM — A Dutch rapper is under investigation for the use of extremely homophobic, racist and anti-Semitic lyrics in a rap song.
26th March 2014
Killer of far-right Dutch gay politician Pim Fortuyn to be freed early 15
1:53 PM — The man who shot dead far-right Dutch gay politician Pim Fortuyn is to be freed in May.
6th March 2014
Dutch politicians canvas for votes on Grindr 3
7:02 PM — Two local politicians in Amsterdam are looking for votes on gay dating app, Grindr.
7th February 2014
Russia: Gay Dutch snowboarder is first to protest at Olympics 3
3:34 PM — A Dutch snowboarder is the first athlete to protest against Russia's anti-gay laws, at an Olympic event in Sochi yesterday.
16th October 2013
Moscow home of Dutch diplomat attacked with homophobic graffiti 9
12:58 PM — A senior Dutch diplomat has been attacked at his home in the Russian capital by unknown assailants who scrawled the letters "LGBT" on a mirror.
3rd August 2013
Amsterdam Pride marchers: ‘Gay Pride for Russia’ 37
6:59 PM — Professional footballers and ministers were among the tens of thousands to take to the streets and canals of Amsterdam to celebrate Pride today.
17th May 2013
Ban Ki-Moon: LGBT equality is critical to the UN’s mission
2:00 PM — An International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia address by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, sets out LGBT rights as critical for building "a world of true freedom and equality for all".
9th April 2013
Russia’s Vladimir Putin greeted by pro-LGBT topless protesters in Germany 7
1:19 AM — Upon arriving in Germany for a trade visit, Russian President Vladimir Putin was greeted by angry LGBT protesters, including a topless rally from the feminist group Femen.
8th April 2013
Amsterdam’s rainbow flags flying at half mast to mark visit by Russia’s Vladimir Putin 15
10:02 AM — Rainbow flags across Amsterdam are being flown at half mast today to mark the arrival of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, in protest against the proposed bill that would make promotion of homosexuality among youths punishable in Russia.
27th March 2013
Amsterdam to fly rainbow flag for Russian President Putin’s visit to the capital 25
3:32 PM — The rainbow flag will be hoisted when Russian President Vladimir Putin comes to Amsterdam on 8 April.
21st March 2013
Row between Netherlands and Turkey over lesbian foster couple overshadows prime ministerial visit 23
7:09 PM — Dutch PM Mark Rutte has rejected an appeal by his Turkish counterpart for ministerial-level talks over the case of a boy taken from his Turkish parents in the Netherlands and placed in the foster care of a lesbian couple.
15th March 2013
Dutch lesbian foster couple go into hiding with son after Turkish protests 11
6:45 PM — A Dutch lesbian couple has gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy's biological parents went on television in Turkey and said that they consider the pair morally unfit to take care of their child.
7th February 2013
Dutch government to commission report recognising LGBT families with three or more parents 9
4:09 PM — The Justice Ministry of the Netherlands is set to commission a report on the possibility of legally recognising families with three or more parents, and has noted the protective values of such a law for LGBT families.
8th January 2013
Dutch Priest posts photos of Catholic leavers to encourage them to stay, following Pope’s anti-gay speech 33
11:07 AM — The names and photographs of parish members attempting to leave the Catholic church will be displayed by a priest in the Netherlands, in an attempt to encourage them to stay.
28th December 2012
Thousands of Dutch Catholics look to leave the church after Pope’s anti-gay comments 47
1:17 AM — According to the founder of a Dutch website which aims to offer information to those looking to leave the Catholic church, thousands of Catholics have been researching how to do so.
24th December 2012
Dutch foreign minister criticises Pope’s anti-gay rhetoric 26
6:48 PM — The Dutch foreign minister has criticised Pope Benedict XVI for his opposition to equal marriage and warns the Catholic leader that everyone "is unique".
21st December 2012
Video: Amsterdam hosts the Drag Queen Olympics in spectacular style
5:48 PM — As part of the Pink Christmas event currently being held in Amsterdam, the Drag Queen Olympics have kicked off in spectacular style.
24th October 2012
Parental rights to be extended for LGBT families in the Netherlands 5
11:44 PM — The government in the Netherlands is looking to change the law to take into account its 25,000 LGBT families, and issues faced by step-parents or sperm donors.