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LGBTI Rights in Estonia


ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Annual LGBTI report: Estonia’s legislation stagnated, hate speech on a rise

In its annual review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people in Europe and Central Asia, ILGA-Europe, an advocacy group, listed Estonia with the countries that have seen a rise in…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about a backlash against LGBT+ rights…

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ADDED ON: 11/11/2020

Estonia’s Anti-LGBT Minister Resigns Over Biden Remarks

Estonia’s anti-LGBT, far-right interior minister, Mart Helme, resigned Nov. 9, a day after he called President-elect Joe Biden and his son Hunter “corrupt characters” without providing further details or evidence. “Last night…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2020

Estonia’s liberal reputation at stake as gay marriage referendum emboldens the far-right

Over the past decade, Estonia has developed an international reputation as both an economic tech hub and a liberal bastion of human rights. As well as opening its doors to digital nomads with…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2020

Estonia’s Parliament Likely to Debate Same Sex Marriage by Public Demand

The Estonian Green Party is celebrating after its petition calling for same-sex marriage broke all records.The party posted the petition on the official parliamentary site. Petitions on the site which gather over…

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ADDED ON: 10/29/2020

Greens’ same-sex marriage petition most signed in portal’s history

The Estonian Greens' petition in support of same-sex marriage hosted on the Citizen Initiative Portal rahvaalgatus.ee is the most-signed in the website's history. As of noon on Tuesday, the petition has gathered…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2020

Pro-LGBT+ central Tallinn protest passes off largely peaceably

Around 300 people gathered in Tallinn's Vadaduse väljak (Freedom Square) Sunday in protest against a planned referendum on defining marriage within the constitution as being between one man and one woman. The…

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