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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Russian Support for LGBT Rights Hits 14-Year High, Poll Says

Nearly half of Russians support equal rights for members of the LGBT community, marking the highest level of support in 14 years, according to the independent Levada Center pollster. Since Russia banned…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Anti-LGBTI violence still acceptable in many countries, new study shows

Homophobic violence is still widely endorsed in several countries, new research highlights. The study on the Journal of Interpersonal Violence by the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) at the University of Central…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2019

Birmingham LGBT teaching row: How did it unfold?

Lessons about same-sex relationships and transgender issues have resulted in protests outside primary schools, children being removed from classes and head teachers being threatened. BBC News looks back at the origins of…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

Polish Towns Go ‘LGBT Free’ Ahead of Bitter European Election Campaign

Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. Now 83, she sees another threat to her…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

Moldovan Pride march met by opposing groups

Hundreds of supporters attended Moldova's LGBT "I'm OK" march on Sunday. The LGBT Solidarity March began in 2013 and has occurred annually since then. Parliament member Dumitru Alaiba has been the first…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2019

NIO spends just £318 advancing LGBT rights in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Office has spent just £318 in recent years on advancing LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. The money was spent on rainbow lanyards, according to a Freedom of Information response…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2019

Center for Civic Education (CGO): Homophobia and Transphobia in Montenegro Must be Stopped

The Montenegrin society has to make efforts in the struggle for human rights that every citizen would be accepted as equal before law and society, regardless of sexual and gender differences, said…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2019

Thousands rally in Belfast in support of same-sex marriage

Thousands of people marched through Belfast on Saturday to demand the recognition of same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland, the only region of the United Kingdom where it does not have legal status.…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2019

Gay pop star from Singapore, where gay sex is illegal, shares coming out story

I remember when I was a kid, I’d hear people calling gays ‘ah gua’ in Singapore. It’s an equivalence of the word faggot or broken wrist. There was a lot of stigma…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2019

If London needs a separate Trans Pride, what does that say about LGBT solidarity?

Pride in London is the one day of the year that the city feels like it belongs to LGBTQ+ people – which was why I was so confused, embarrassed and alarmed when…

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ADDED ON: 05/15/2019

Britain is slipping behind on LGBT+ rights just as it leaves the EU. It’s no coincidence

With UK politics so intensely focused on Brexit, it might be easy to forget that, as Britain’s international reputation continues to suffer, there are important domestic issues requiring the government’s attention. Yet…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2019

Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey Most Restrictive On Gay Rights In Europe

Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Armenia have the most restrictive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality laws and policies in Europe, a campaign group says. Azerbaijan scored just 3 percent on a scale…

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