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ADDED ON: 12/06/2022

Putin signs expanded anti-LGBTQ laws in Russia, in latest crackdown on rights

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law a bill that expands a ban on so-called LGBTQ “propaganda” in Russia, making it illegal for anyone to promote same-sex relationships or suggest…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2022

LGBTQ Groups Seek Legal Ban On Swiss Conversion Therapy

LGBTQ organisations in Switzerland are concerned that without swift action, the country could become a haven for conversion therapy, which is banned in neighbouring France and Germany. Swiss lawmakers will start debating…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2022

Russian drag queens ‘ready for the worst’ as LGBTQ law looms

Backstage at a bar in Moscow, a troupe of drag queens surrounded by make-up palettes and sparkling costumes join hands before taking to the stage for what could be one of their…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

We Will Survive Them All’: As Russia Braces For Harsh New Anti-Gay Law, A Museum Of LGBT Culture Opens In St. Petersburg

Russia's newest museum opened its doors on November 27. It may close them for good before the week is out. The country's newly toughened legislation against so-called lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

Rainbow flag-waving protester invades World Cup pitch

A man ran onto the pitch during Monday's World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar's anti-LGBT laws. The activist, whose blue Superman T-shirt…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2022

London transport network blocks Qatar ads over LGBTQ laws

LONDON: London's transport system is not allowing advertising that "portrays Qatar as a desirable destination" or encourages people to attend the World Cup, under a 2019 policy response to LGBTQ laws there. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

Anti-LGBT law in Russia: ‘Leaders want to construct a united conservative base’

Russian MPs this week updated, and expanded, an anti-LGBT law – the latest in a series of measures aiming to highlight "traditional" family values. Against a backdrop of conflict in Ukraine, Russian…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

Days After Acquittal Confirmed In Nudes Case, LGBT Artist Flees Russia

An LGBT activist and artist acquitted recently in a high-profile pornography case over nude drawings and other artwork she posted online has left Russia days after an unsuccessful appeal by prosecutors, her…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2022

Rainbow struggle playing out on sidelines of World Cup

Aside from the competition for the World Cup title, one of the most hotly contested issues in the tournament in Qatar is over rainbow colors. In the first week of the tournament,…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Court Rules in Favor of Newspaper against Lesbian Association

Mediaworks, a Hungarian media giant, has won a case against the Labrisz Lesbian Association, according to a ruling handed down by the Curia (Supreme Court) on Wednesday. In the dispute between the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Russian parliament passes law banning ‘LGBT propaganda’ among adults

MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

German Catholic Church amends law to allow LGBTQ employees

The Catholic Church in Germany has updated its labor laws to end discrimination based on sexuality. The amendment, passed on Tuesday, comes almost a year after 125 employees of the Catholic Church…

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