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LGBT Rights in France


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: 11/07/2018

French LGBTI Rights Groups Warn of a Spike in Homophobic Attacks

LGBTI rights groups have spoken out about a spike in homophobic attacks in France. Across France, complaints of homophobic attacks have increased by 15% since the beginning of 2018, FRANCE 24 reports. A…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2018

Paris Police, Activists Split Over Surge in LGBT+ Attacks

The figures tell one story; gay activists fear another. But nobody disputes that Paris has suffered a string of homophobic attacks in recent months, with gay men set upon in a chic…

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ADDED ON: 10/24/2018

Paris Police, Activists Split Over Surge in LGBT+ Attacks

The figures tell one story; gay activists fear another. But nobody disputes that Paris has suffered a string of homophobic attacks in recent months, with gay men set upon in a chic…

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ADDED ON: 10/22/2018

French LGBT Groups Denounce ‘Culture of Hate’ after Spate of Attacks

A spate of high-profile attacks on the LGBT community has rattled rights groups in France and alarmed politicians ahead of a sensitive parliamentary debate on giving lesbian couples access to fertility treatment. Some…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2018

LGBT Groups Set to Protest Homophobic Attacks in Paris

LGBT rights groups will protest a series of homophobic attacks in Paris this weekend. The demonstration will take place on Sunday at the Place de la Republique in the French capital. The event was…

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ADDED ON: 10/17/2018

Head of Anti-homophobia Group Assaulted in Paris

The president of a French gay association has been beaten in what he said was a homophobic attack on the streets of Paris. Guillaume Mélanie, president of Urgence Homophobie, said he was…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2018

Dancing for Equality, LGBT Pinoys Make History at Gay Games

Members of the Filipino LGBTQ+ community swept the world off their feet as they made history at this year's Gay Games in Paris, France. Out of over dozens of pairs from across…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2018

This Trans Athlete Is Representing Uganda At The 2018 Gay Games In Paris

Yes, the Gay Games are a thing. Held every four years, it’s a sport and cultural event featuring LGBT athletes and artists. You can call it the “Gay Olympics”, and although it has held…

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ADDED ON: 08/06/2018

Taiwan’s Flag Flies at Paris Gay Games Opening

The Republic of China (Taiwan) flag was waved during the colorful opening of the 2018 Gay Games in Paris Saturday, not just by the Taiwanese team but also by teams from other…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2018

Colorful Parade Opens 10th Gay Games in Paris

A colorful parade of athletes and supporters in a Paris stadium on Saturday (Aug 4) launched the 10th edition of the international Gay Games, a week of sporting events and cultural meetings.…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2018

Taiwan’s Flag Flies at Paris Gay Games Opening

The Republic of China (Taiwan) flag was waved during the colorful opening of the 2018 Gay Games in Paris Saturday, not just by the Taiwanese team but also by teams from other…

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