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LGBTI Rights in France


ADDED ON: 10/08/2021

France moves closer to banning so-called gay conversion therapy

France's parliament has unanimously backed proposed legislation that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy. The new law would introduce prison sentences and fines for people who attempt to change the sexual orientation…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2021

France drops homophobic Senegal, Ghana, Benin from ‘safe’ countries list

In a decision mostly focused on the dangers facing LGBT people in homophobic nations, Benin, Senegal and Ghana have been dropped from the list of “safe” countries from which France does not…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2021

France could ease path to parenthood for single and lesbian women

When Benedicte Blanchet, a 40-year-old who lives in a Paris suburb, decided that she wanted to have a child on her own and not wait to meet the right man, nothing prepared…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2021

France snubs World Rugby’s guidlines on transgender athletes

Franc Rugby has gone against the guidance of World Rugby who recommends that transgender female athletes should not play in any women’s elite tournaments for safety reasons. The French Rugby Federation has…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2021

Dior chooses Chinese transgender star as an ambassador for its new fragrance campaign

Dior, the French house owned by LVMH, the largest luxury group in the world, is collaborating with China’s transgender celebrity Jin Xing for a campaign centred on the brand’s J’adore fragrance. Dior…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

Transgender women allowed to play women’s rugby in France

The French rugby federation (FFR) has voted unanimously in favor of allowing transgender women to play women's rugby as of next season. The decision goes against advice given by World Rugby, who…

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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

French minister says Poland stymied his visit to ‘LGBT-free’ zone

Since 2019, at least 100 municipalities across Poland have signed declarations saying they are free of “LGBT ideology”. Although they appear not to have been followed by legislation to discriminate against gay…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Son of prominent anti-gay Nigerian politician causes internet frenzy by coming out as “Gay AF”

Bolu Okupe is the son of Dr. Doyin Okupe, a physician and politician in Nigeria, where LGBTQ rights are severely limited and same-sex relationships are outlawed. Bolu, currently in Paris, revealed on…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2020

French teens protest after transgender classmate’s suicide

About 100 teenagers rallied in northern France on Friday to pay homage to a transgender student who killed herself this week after facing tensions with school officials for wearing a skirt to…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2020

Gay French minister to visit ‘LGBT-free zone’ in Poland

French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told a magazine to be published Wednesday that he is gay and plans to visit a so-called LGBT-free zone in Poland to support local activists. Beaune…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2020

French government unveils national plan to combat hatred against LGBT people

The French government has unveiled a national plan to combat hatred and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT), which emphasises the importance of inclusive education in stamping out homophobia.…

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