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LGBTI Rights in France


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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ADDED ON: 09/25/2020

French court rejects transgender woman’s demand to be recognised as a mother

France's highest court has ruled that a transgender woman cannot be officially recognised as the biological mother of the child she conceived with her wife before transitioning. The court ruled on Wednesday…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2020

LGBT Pride activists protest in Paris against racial injustice

A pared-down LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, without the colourful trucks blasting out techno music but with powerful slogans demanding racial equality and…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On a visit to Senegal in…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

A trans woman in France has won election in her local commune to become the country's first openly transgender mayor. The council in Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes in northeastern France chose Marie Cau as its…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

Anti-LGBT+ hate crime soars by over a third in France

Homophobic and transphobic hate crime has risen by 36% in France last year, according to police figures. The new stats show a total of 1,870 victims of homophobic or transphobic crimes who…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

Opinion: Little Richard’s Queer Triumph

It was during a 1966 concert in Paris when Little Richard, drenched in sweat, told a mostly white audience, “I’m ready, ready, ready teddy, I’m ready, ready, ready teddy!” He took off…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2020

French town suspends ties with Polish twin city over LGBT rights

A Polish mayor on Monday deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an area “free of LGBT ideology.”…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2020

Fans told to remove rainbow flags on Israel Folau’s debut

As Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for his new club Catalan Dragons on Saturday, a man watching from the stands was told to remove a rainbow flag unfurled in support of…

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