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ADDED ON: 09/27/2020

Poland’s ruling nationalists cement new coalition deal

Poland’s ruling nationalists signed a new coalition agreement on Saturday, ending weeks of in-fighting in the three-party alliance over how it will govern over the next three years. The leaders of the…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2020

Transgender people still face discrimination in Belgium, claims activist

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen denounced discrimination of the LGBTI community last week, criticising Poland for their LGBTI-free zones. "Being yourself is not your ideology, it is your identity and…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2020

French court rejects transgender woman’s demand to be recognised as a mother

France's highest court has ruled that a transgender woman cannot be officially recognised as the biological mother of the child she conceived with her wife before transitioning. The court ruled on Wednesday…

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Simeon Vassilev – GLAS, Bulgaria

Simeon Vassilev is the head of GLAS (Gays and Lesbians Accepted in Society) Foundation in Bulgaria, a community connector for LGBTI activism and events. He shares about how the GLAS Foundation has…

ADDED ON: 09/23/2020

Changes to gender recognition laws ruled out

Ministers have ruled out changes to make it easier for transgender people in England and Wales to have their gender legally recognised. They have rejected calls for people to be able to…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Germany: CDU leadership hopeful slammed for comments on homosexuality

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leadership hopeful Friedrich Merz came under fire on Monday for a response he gave when questioned on whether he could imagine Germany having a homosexual chancellor. Merz, a…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Medical diagnosis will still be needed to have gender legally recognised after reform

Trans adults will continue to need a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria to change their legal gender even after a reform of the UK’s gender-recognition laws, the Sunday Times claims. Legal gender…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2020

Inside Poland’s ‘LGBT-free zones’

In Poland, dozens of small towns have declared themselves free of "LGBT ideology". Politicians' hostility to gay rights has become a flashpoint, pitting the religious right against more liberal-minded Poles. And gay…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

Big Read: The Irish far right is on the rise

Bloodied and bashed, an image of LGBT campaigner Izzy Kamikaze being attacked for voicing her opposition to anti-face mask demonstrators last weekend in the capital went viral. The gay rights activist was…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

Gay children are ‘children of God’, Pope tells parents

Pope Francis has told the parents of gay children that God loves them “as they are” because they are “the children of God”. His remarks came following the Wednesday General Audience where…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Russian teachers ordered to track, report LGBTQ students to gov’t – report

Russian teachers were ordered to identify and monitor LGBTQ+ students and report them to the federation's Interior Ministry, the Russian LGBT Network reported last Thursday. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD)…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Polish MEP disgracefully denies the existence of ‘LGBT-free zones’. He claims they’re just a ‘joke told by left-wing activists’

A Polish member of the European Parliament said Monday (14 September) that “LGBT-free zones” do not exist in Poland and are just a “joke told by left-wing activists”. As countless lawmakers tore…

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