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LGBTI Rights in Czech Republic


CZESLAW WALEK — PRAGUE PRIDE

Prague Pride is an NGO based in the Czech Republic (also called Czechia) which strives to make a safe environment where LGBTI people can be themselves. Alturi’s Joel Klausler recently spoke with…

ADDED ON: 02/12/2022

LGBT rights in eastern Europe: explaining financial benefits makes a big difference to people’s views – new findings

Across eastern Europe, it’s still very difficult to pass laws and policies designed to advance LGBT inclusion. With LGBT+ History Month underway, some Ukrainians are worried that their country’s fragile progress in…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Meet the 23 Gay Women Competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics kicked off its razzlin’, dazzlin’, flipplin’, slidin’ 16-day event with a fireworks-heavy opening ceremony this morning in Beijing, and if you’re anything like us, you’re cheering for Team…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2022

Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia: NGO reports that LGBT+ Roma face discrimination from their own families as well as majority societies in these EU Member States

In the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, counsellors are helping LGBT+ Roma deal with multiple discrimination, according to research recently published by ARA ART, an NGO that has long focused on LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2021

Czech Mental Health Institute launches initiative to help transgender people cope with anxiety, depression

Transgender people are those whose gender differs from the sex they were born with. Suicidal tendencies and inclination for self-harm appear in up to half of the transgender people who are clients…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2021

Czech President Zeman calls transgender people ‘disgusting’

PRAGUE, June 27 (Reuters) - Czech President Milos Zeman, commenting on a Hungarian law that bans LGBT material from schools, told a television interview on Sunday that he finds transgender people "disgusting".…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Pandemic exposes LGBTI rights’ fragilty, report says

The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences have highlighted the fragility of the human rights of LGBTI people, according to the annual report by a leading rights NGO, published on Tuesday (15 February).…

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ADDED ON: 01/14/2021

Czech Republic rules against same-sex couples adopting as wave of homophobia continues sweeping across Europe

The Czech Republic has ruled against adoptions from same-sex couples registered abroad as anti-LGBT+ rhetoric continues spreading across eastern Europe. On Monday (11 January) the Czech Constitutional Court rejected a regional court’s…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2020

Hungary’s Orban calls for central Europe to unite around Christian roots

Central European nations should unite to preserve their Christian roots as western Europe experiments with same-sex families, immigration and atheism, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. Orban, a nationalist who…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Czech Republic in danger of following in the homophobic, transphobic footsteps of Poland and Hungary, campaigner warns

After years of progress towards equality across Europe, LGBT+ campaigners across the continent have faced a bruising few years – with politicians in Poland openly stoking anti-LGBT+ hatred to their own ends,…

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ADDED ON: 08/10/2020

Prague protesters express support for LGBTQ community in Poland

About 200 people met in the center of Prague on Sunday to express support for the community of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people (LGBT) in Poland and post a rainbow flag…

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ADDED ON: 01/26/2020

Support for LGBT+ rights soaring in the Czech Republic with two-thirds backing marriage equality

Support for marriage equality in the Czech Republic is soaring, with around two-thirds of the public backing same-sex marriage, a new poll published Thursday showed. In results that researchers branded as “encouraging”,…

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