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ADDED ON: 11/27/2021

‘Unfit for military service’: How Azerbaijan stigmatizes LGBTQ+ military personnel

Three years ago, Alp Aliyev, received a notification from the State Service for Mobilization and Conscription that he was required to enlist the army. Alp did not think he would fit into…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2021

Slovak gay sportspeople live among us (but they hide their sexuality)

The Lotus Flowers came up with the idea of establishing the very first LGBTI sports club in Slovakia 10 years ago, and they have been around ever since. “We wanted to create…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2021

Russia investigates complaint against Netflix over LGBT content

MOSCOW, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Russia is investigating a complaint against Netflix (NFLX.O) after the public commissioner for protecting families accused the streaming company of violating Russian law on "gay propaganda", the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

France backs Poland over Belarus but warns EU row not over

PARIS/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - France assured Poland on Wednesday of European Union support in its stand-off with Belarus, but reminded Warsaw it needed to resolve a row with the bloc over…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

Russia mulls ban on films with gay love scenes

The Russian parliament is discussing banning films which include LGBTI love scenes from general release. "Whoever wants can have special access to such videos, as well as with pornography," Russian MP Vitaly…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

Hungarian media to publish LGBTI campaign despite risk of fines

Three television channels and several magazines will publish an awareness campaign to educate on LGBTI families, despite the Hungarian media regulator having earlier initiated proceedings against networks on the same grounds, EURACTIV’s…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2021

#TheSame: Hungarian media defy ban on publishing LGBT+ content for children

Several media organisations in Hungary have defied a ban on publishing LGBT+ content geared towards children. Three television channels and several magazines have said they will feature videos educating people about LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2021

Labour pledges ‘vital changes’ to hate crime laws and more to make UK fairer for LGBT+ people

Labour’s Anneliese Dodds has pledged to no longer allow those guilty of anti-LGBT+ hate crimes to “dodge longer sentences”. Dodds, who was appointed shadow secretary of state for women and equalities in…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2021

Defender of LGBT Ugandans nominated for human rights award

Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, Uganda’s renowned LGBT ally and human right rights defender, has been nominated for the prestigious Tulip Human Rights Award for 2021. The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2021

LGBT bookshop sends 300 Trans history books to MPs across the country

An independent LGBT bookshop has sent hundreds of books about the history of Trans people to MPs across the country - paid for by their own constituents. Queer Lit, an award-winning gay…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2021

New action plans supporting Roma and Egyptians and LGBTI adopted by Albanian government

The adaption of the National Action Plans for Roma and Egyptian minorities (2021-2025) and for the LGBTI community (2021-2027) affirms the Albanian Government’s commitment to further advance the respective agendas in compliance…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2021

Statement by Russian and International Human Rights Organizations in Support of Russian LGBT Rights Activists under Attack

We, the undersigned Russian and international human rights organization condemn the escalating attacks against Russian LGBT Network, its leadership and partners. We call on the Russian authorities to cease targeting the largest…

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