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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

Can the Czech Republic Tear Down Europe’s Rainbow Curtain?

Eastern Europe has long resisted same-sex marriage. Prague might be about to change that. Czech law does not officially recognize her place in the family. Should anything happen to her partner, who…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2019

M5S leader Di Maio distances party from ‘medieval’ anti-LGBT conference

Italy’s co-deputy prime minister and governing Five Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio has slammed his coalition partner the League party as “medieval” for its support for an anti-gay, anti-abortion event…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2019

Loud and proud at Arab summit

Luxembourg’s openly gay prime minister, Xavier Bettel, has boldly condemned Arab countries’ conduct towards LGBT individuals – much to their dismay. Leaders from Arab countries were taken aback by his statements at…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

Multiple Birmingham Schools Refuse to Teach LGBTI and Diversity Lessons After Parents Protest

Another four schools in Birmingham have reportedly halted lessons on diversity and LGBT issues following complaints by parents. In a letter quoted by the BBC, Leigh Trust said it was suspending the No Outsiders project,…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

Turkish Police Officer Suspended for Being Gay – DW

A Turkish police officer in the eastern city of Van has been suspended from duty because he is gay, German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) reported on Sunday. It all started in late 2017, when…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2019

Northern Ireland Equal Marriage Activists: UK Government ‘doesn’t care’

Activists have accused the UK government of “not caring” about equal marriage in Northern Ireland, after a car crash meeting with Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley. Karen Bradley met with LGBT+ campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 03/19/2019

Russian court jails top Chechen rights activist for 4 years

A Russian court on Monday sentenced a top Chechen rights activist to four years in a penal colony after a drugs trial that has drawn condemnation from international groups. Oyub Titiyev, head…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Rainbow Rage: Kyrgyz Rail Against LGBT Community After Central Asia’s ‘First’ Gay-Pride March

What many consider the first gay-pride march ever held in Central Asia has unleashed a storm of controversy in Kyrgyzstan, with threats of violence against participants, counterprotests, and fiery parliamentary debate over…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Germany pays compensation to people investigated under anti-gay laws

Germany has begun offering compensation to men who faced criminal investigations under historical anti-gay laws. The country extended compensation for LGBT+ people who faced oppression under authorities in both East and West…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Poland’s Ruling Chief Speaks Strongly Against LGBT Rights

The leader of Poland's right-wing ruling party used hostile language Saturday while speaking against rights for LGBT persons, a subject that has risen to prominence in his political campaign ahead of crucial…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Irish prime minister attends Pence St. Patrick’s Day breakfast with partner

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his partner on Thursday attended a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at Vice President Pence’s official residence. Pictures that Varadkar posted to his Twitter page show him…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2019

Authorities cancel activist youth festival in Russia’s Far East

An activist youth arts festival in Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the Russian Far East has been cancelled after authorities raised concerns that it was promoting an LGBT agenda, apparently because of a play called…

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