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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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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

Lesbian couple in Italy wins right not to be identified as “mother” & “father” on government docs

In a rebuff to Italy’s new right-wing government, a lesbian couple in Italy has won the right not be identified as “mother” and “father” on their child’s identity card. A judge in…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Belgium bans ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ people

Belgium is banning conversion practices – a pseudoscientific practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity to align with heterosexual and cisgender norms – for members of the LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Germany Launches Plan To Protect LGBTQ Rights

The German government on Friday unveiled a plan to protect sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, including a bid to anchor their rights in the constitution. Sven Lehmann, the government's commissioner for…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Gay men working in parliament ‘most vulnerable’ to harassment, says MP

Gay men working in parliament are the “most vulnerable” to harassment and abuse but are “absolutely terrified of coming forward” because of the taboo which remains around homosexuality, a senior Conservative MP…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Italy Govt Loses Court Battle Over ID Documents for Gay Parents

ROME (Reuters) - Same-sex parents have the right not to be called "father" and "mother" in the ID papers of their offspring, a court in Italy has ruled, in a decision that…

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