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LGBTI Rights in European Union


ADDED ON: 11/13/2020

EU launches LGBT protection strategy as homophobia rises in east

The European Union's executive Commission launched its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBT people on Thursday, a challenge to right-wing governments in Poland and Hungary that have become increasingly homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 08/01/2020

EU blocks funding for six towns that declared themselves ‘LGBT-Free Zones’

The European Union has denied funding to six Polish towns that declared themselves to be "LGBT-Free Zones." In announcing the decision on Thursday, the European Commission said it was affirming that the…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2020

Poland to withdraw from European treaty aimed at preventing violence towards women

Poland's right-wing government says it will withdraw from a European treaty aimed at preventing violence against women. The Istanbul Convention is the world's first binding instrument to prevent violence against women but…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

Over half of LGBTQ Europeans are not out about their identities, report finds

Six in 10 gay and lesbian Europeans avoid holding hands with same-sex partners in public, and over half of LGBTQ people in Europe are almost never open about their sexual orientations or…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2020

Iraqi leader who blames coronavirus on same-sex marriage demands Islamic flag is raised across UK and EU to counter-protest Pride flag

Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is head of the Sadrist Movement and the Saraya al-Salam militia, said in March: “One of the most appalling things that have caused this epidemic is…

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ADDED ON: 01/27/2020

This Is How UK LGBTQ Rights Change After Brexit This Week

Ever since the UK public was asked if they wanted to stay or leave the European Union – many LGBTQ people have been worried about what leaving could mean to their rights.…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Fight Against LGBTI Bullying in Schools Gets £1 Million Funding Boost

More funding will be available to charities and voluntary organisations working to end LGBT+ bullying in schools, the government announced on Sunday (November 4). Minister for Women and Equalities Penny Mordaunt announced…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Gay Rights Under Threat in Divided Europe

Malta is the best place in Europe to be gay, according to its laws. Azerbaijan is the worst, but Latvia and Poland, which are EU members, do not rank much higher, while…

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