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ADDED ON: 09/20/2021

Gay Swedish Priest Refuses to Marry Heterosexual Couples to Protest Church Bigotry

As Swedish priests are not obliged to marry a couple if they are morally opposed, Lars Gårdsfeldt is using that right to fight against church bigotry. The roles have reversed in Sweden…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2021

Thousands march in Ukraine for LGBT rights, safety

Some 7,000 people gathered in Ukrainian capital on Sunday for the annual March for Equality to support the rights of the country's LGBT community. Equipped with colorful costumes and rainbow flags, the…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2021

LGBT veterans booted out of army for being gay win right to lay wreath at Cenotaph

Forces veterans jailed or booted out for being gay will lay an official wreath at the Cenotaph for the first time on Remembrance Sunday. The LGBT support group Fighting With Pride has…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2021

Belgrade Pride to Highlight Calls for Same Sex Union Law

A law on same-sex unions and stronger official responses to hate speech and hate crimes against the LGBT community are among the key requests of those attending Belgrade Pride on Saturday. This…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2021

Appeal court overturns UK puberty blockers ruling for under-16s

The court of appeal has overturned a controversial judgment that children under the age of 16 considering gender reassignment are unlikely to be mature enough to give informed consent to be prescribed…

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ADDED ON: 09/17/2021

Gay war veteran speaks out for equal rights in Ukraine’s military

KYIV (Reuters) - Viktor Pylypenko has become a role model for dozens of LGBT+ Ukrainian war veterans and their supporters since he organised their participation two years ago in Kyiv's largest ever…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

LGBT school pupils are more likely to be bullied by teachers: report

Around a quarter of LGBT school pupils who face bullying at school are actually harassed by teachers and other school staff rather than their classmates, according to research published in the Journal…

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The Team of Maribor Pride — Maribor Youth Cultural Center, Slovenia

Since 2014, the Maribor Youth Cultural Center has been supporting young LGBTQ+ people via the Maribor through Pink Glasses program. I spoke with the team behind Maribor’s first Pride, held in 2019,…

ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

Islamist Backlash Cancels Bulgarian LGBT Star’s Concert in Turkey

A scheduled performance at the Balkan Fair in Bursa in Turkey by pop-folk singer Vasil Trojanov Boyanov, better known by his stage name Azis, was cancelled on Monday after an Islamist conservative…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2021

‘Showing Its Teeth’: EU’s Path to a Showdown Over LGBTQ Rights

The European Union has a dismal track record when it comes to disciplining countries within its ranks. But this month it opened several new fronts in its increasingly contentious battle with its…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Hundreds protest against rise in homophobic attacks in Madrid

Hundreds of people gathered in central Madrid on Saturday to call for better protection for LGBT rights after a series of homophobic attacks that have shocked Spain in recent months. People waved…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2021

Spain searches for answers after string of homophobic attacks

More than four decades after Spain lifted laws that made homosexuality illegal and 16 years after becoming a pioneer in the introduction of same-sex marriage, a surge in hate crimes has instilled…

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