Austria

LGBTI Rights in Austria


ADDED ON: 01/02/2019

Women marry at midnight to become first same-sex couple to marry in Austria

Two women tied the note just minutes after midnight in Austria making them the first same-sex couple to get married on the day it became legal. Nicole Kopaunik and Daniela Paier, both…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2018

Hungary and Poland say no to LGBTIQ

"A Europe that protects" is Austria's motto for its presidency of the Council of the EU. But it couldn't agree to protect everyone. Hungary and Poland on Thursday torpedoed a joint statement by…

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ADDED ON: 11/30/2018

LGBTQ asylum-seekers in Europe subjected to stereotyping and humiliation, rights group says

Navid Jafartash fled Iran in 2014 because he feared for his life: He is gay, and homosexuality is illegal in Iran and in some cases punishable by death. He went to Vienna, where…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

EU Should Follow UN Guidelines on LGBT Asylum Seekers

The process of seeking asylum is difficult for anyone, but sexual and gender minorities fleeing persecution in their home countries can be particularly vulnerable, as two recent decisions by Austrian asylum officers…

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ADDED ON: 08/24/2018

Austria Rejects ‘Gay’ Asylum Seeker’s Claim Because He Acted Too ‘girlish’

Austria has rejected the asylum claim of an Iraqi who claimed he could not return home because he is gay, saying he acted too 'girlish' in his assessment interview, reports said Thursday.…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Austria Rejects ‘gay Afghan’s’ Asylum Claim Telling Him he Doesn’t ‘walk, talk or dress like a homosexual’

Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not ‘act’ or ‘dress’ like a homosexual, according to a media report. An official in Lower Austria state found no…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Gay Conversion Therapy’s Disturbing 19th-Century Origins

In 1899, a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. All it took was 45 hypnosis sessions and a…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2018

Austrian Diocese Blesses Gay Couples on Valentine’s Day, Makes Reference to Amoris Laetitia

The Diocese of Linz, Austria, invited homosexual couples to participate in the blessing of couples on St. Valentine’s Day. The move comes in the wake of the recent debate over the German…

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