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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Son of prominent anti-gay Nigerian politician causes internet frenzy by coming out as “Gay AF”

Bolu Okupe is the son of Dr. Doyin Okupe, a physician and politician in Nigeria, where LGBTQ rights are severely limited and same-sex relationships are outlawed. Bolu, currently in Paris, revealed on…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Hungary’s government orders disclaimers on books with gay content

Hungary’s government, which has made hostility to LGBT people a central part of its right-wing agenda, ordered a publisher on Tuesday to print disclaimers identifying books containing “behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Romania Slammed for Violating Privacy Rights of Transgender Citizens

Europe’s top rights court held Tuesday that Romania violated the human rights of two transgender men by requiring sex reassignment surgery before recognizing their gender identity. The European Court of Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

NHS wins right to appeal cruel High Court puberty blockers ruling that restricts healthcare for trans kids

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs GIDS, the only gender clinic for trans youth in England and Wales, said it would appeal the ruling when it lost the judicial review…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

What does the European Commission’s LGBTIQ Equality Strategy mean for CEE?

For most of emerging Europe, LGBTIQ rights and social inclusion remain contentious issues with no clear path forward. Poland and Hungary especially have seen a sharp rise in anti-LGBTIQ rhetoric and policies…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2021

Steelers: How anti-gay row inspired rugby film

Conventional perceptions around sexuality, gender and manliness are challenged in a new documentary about Kings Cross Steelers - the world's first gay rugby club. The film, called Steelers, shows how the club…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Czech Republic rules against same-sex couples adopting as wave of homophobia continues sweeping across Europe

The Czech Republic has ruled against adoptions from same-sex couples registered abroad as anti-LGBT+ rhetoric continues spreading across eastern Europe. On Monday (11 January) the Czech Constitutional Court rejected a regional court’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump’s social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

INTERVIEW-Greece’s first gay minister hopes appointment helps erode homophobia

LONDON, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Greece’s first openly gay minister said encountering homophobia in public life was “a given”, but hoped his appointment to the conservative government would make it…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

Polish activists face jail for sticking up Virgin Mary posters with rainbow halo

The trial of three Polish activists accused of “offending religious beliefs” will start on Wednesday, according to LGBT+ rights organisation ILGA-Europe, and could result in each one being jailed for up to…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2021

UNAIDS calls for the LGBT community in Uganda to be treated with respect and dignity at all times

UNAIDS calls for the LGBT community in Uganda to be treated with respect and dignity at all times. GENEVA, 12 January 2021—UNAIDS is concerned that the vilification of lesbian, gay, bisexual and…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

Poland: Church cancels lease of liberal Catholic magazine

WARSAW, Poland — A liberal Roman Catholic magazine in Poland that recently criticized some high-ranking church officials says local church authorities in Krakow have terminated the publication’s office lease after almost 76…

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