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ADDED ON: 10/20/2021

The AP Interview: Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches to migration, LGBT issues, and national sovereignty — all matters that have put the…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2021

MTV Vows To Use EMAs To Speak Out Against Hungary’s Anti-LGBTQ Laws

The MTV Europe Music Awards will be held Nov. 14 in Hungary, the network said Tuesday, reaffirming and defending the location despite the country’s recent passage of legislation widely condemned as anti-LGBTQ.…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2021

Activists criticise unofficial Russian Drag Race for lack of LGBTQ+ recognition

Last week, a new Russian drag competition series headed by popular blogger Nastya Ivleeva premiered on YouTube. Like RuPaul’s Drag Race, the show includes lip-sync battles, extravagant costumes and outlandish comedy. But…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

LGBTQI+: ‘We’ll campaign against Dutch interests in Ghana’ – Sam George on visa denial

Lead sponsor of the anti-gay bill in Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Sam Nartey George has slammed the Dutch Embassy in Ghana for resorting to blackmail after losing the…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2021

Most Russians Oppose Same-Sex Relationships – Poll

More Russians oppose same-sex relationships than they did nearly a decade ago, according to a new survey released Friday. Russia’s independent Levada Center pollster said 69% of respondents disagreed with the statement…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2021

Sex Education’s’ gay teen Eric takes a risky trip to Nigeria. How realistic is it?

In season 3 of the popular Netflix series Sex Education, the character named Eric Effiong goes to Nigeria. It is a risky trip. Eric is a gay teenager in this series about a…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2021

‘Enraged’ allies plan powerful show of solidarity with under-attack LGBT+ community in Birmingham

There was an outpouring of anger on social media over the weekend when John-Paul Kesseler, 38, posted a photo of himself with blood pouring down his face after he was attacked for…

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ADDED ON: 10/14/2021

Lithuania’s ‘gay propaganda’ law looms over fight for same-sex unions

VILNIUS, Oct 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the target of constant homophobic abuse as a teenager, Rimas Prokopovicius rarely heard anything positive about gay people when he was growing up in…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2021

Dutch crown princess could marry woman and be queen – Rutte

Now caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte has made clear any king or queen could also marry a person of the same sex. The heir to the Dutch throne, Princess Amalia, turns 18…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2021

Outrage after gay woman diagnosed at Spanish hospital with ‘homosexuality’

A family and an LGBT collective in south-east Spain are demanding answers and an apology after a 19-year-old lesbian woman who visited a gynaecologist over a menstrual condition was diagnosed with “homosexuality”.…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2021

LGBTI organisations say next government must enshrine rights in coalition deal

Gender equality organisations will be urging the future coalition parties to include LGBTI rights in the government accord at a symposium being held in Assen on Monday. ‘We are counting on the…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2021

Poland’s LGBTQ+ community potentially at risk after court challenges primacy of EU laws

On Thursday, the country’s constitutional tribunal ruled that the EU and some of its key treaty articles go against Poland’s own constitution. Back in March, the country’s prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki introduced…

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