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LGBTI Rights in Belgium


ADDED ON: 10/01/2021

Columbia University researcher helps evacuate LGBTQ Afghans

Some of the 50 human rights activists that a Columbia University researcher has helped evacuate from Afghanistan since the Taliban regained control of the country are LGBTQ. A press release the Washington…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

Long road to motherhood: Lesbians fight for IVF in Europe

LONDON, April 26 (Openly) - It took Leonie Plastina and her wife Sonja years of careful research - poring over LGBT+ rights laws and private medical costs in various European countries -…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2021

Belgian prime minster flies rainbow flag in response to gay man’s murder

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo flew the rainbow LGBTQ Pride flag outside his office on Tuesday in response to the fatal stabbing of a gay man in a park in Beveren,…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2021

Belgium to expel Turkish imam over ‘hateful comments’ against LGBT community

Belgium is ordering a Turkish imam to leave the country after he posted comments judged homophobic on social media, officials said Thursday. The imam, working in a mosque in northern Belgium, has…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

A Year of Intersex Victories

While 2020 has been a rough year for just about everyone, 2020 has also been a year of many intersex victories and of the overall global advancement of intersex rights. The term…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2020

Belgium to introduce ‘X’ as third, non-binary gender

Belgium’s new government will introduce gender-neutrality throughout its term and make it possible for non-binary citizens to use the gender identifier “X.” Federal Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne said gender inclusion and…

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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: 12/07/2019

Gay Belgian rower launches Instagram campaign to aid acceptance of LGBTQ athletes

The sport of rowing is already beloved in the LGBTQ community thanks to the annual Warwick Rowers calendar, an annual fundraising publication featuring photos of the team baring it all in perhaps…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2019

Belgian tennis couple blazing a trail for LGBT community: ‘We want to inspire people struggling with coming out’

Having pulled off one of the greatest wins of her career a year ago at Wimbledon - storming past defending champion Garbine Muguruza to reach the third round - Alison Van Uytvanck…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2019

Children raised by same-sex couples do better in school, new study finds

Children of same-sex couples perform better in school than kids raised by a mom and a dad, according to new research from several European economists. The researchers found that children raised 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: 10/18/2018

Ugandan MPs Defeat LGBTI Agenda at Inter Parliamentary Union

Members of Parliament attending the 139th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva Switzerland have strongly rejected the LGBTI agenda which had been presented to the Assembly to be debated…

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