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LGBTI Rights in France


ADDED ON: 08/10/2022

French PM appoints LGBT ambassador

On the fourteenth anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in France, liberal Prime Minister Elizabeth Borne announced the appointment of an "ambassador for LGBT + rights" and the creation of a fund…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2022

France to appoint LGBTQ Ambassador to the world

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne announced Thursday that France would appoint an ambassador for LGBTQ rights. The government would charge the new LGBTQ Ambassador with advocating for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2022

Europe’s Monkeypox Outbreak Sparks Fears of Anti-LGBTQ+ Backlash

LONDON, July 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Louis, a 29-year-old gay man, realised he had caught something "nasty", the doctor initially thought it was herpes. His symptoms started with a rash,…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Those people’: French minister’s LGBTQ remarks spark anger

PARIS -- Pressure is mounting on a French government minister to quit over comments stigmatizing homosexuality and LGBTQ people, in the latest challenge to President Emmanuel Macron’s leadership. Caroline Cayeux’ remarks have hurt and…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2022

Pakistani film on transgender dancer wins Cannes honour

"Joyland", the Pakistani film featuring a daring portrait of a transgender dancer in the Muslim country on Friday won the Cannes Queer Palm prize for best LGBT, queer or feminist-themed movie, the…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2022

French comedy on Russian homophobia filmed in Ukraine

"The Revenge of the Shiny Shrimps" follows an all-queer water polo team that lands in homophobic Russia. But the scenes had to be shot in Ukraine, before the war. The fictional water…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2022

Protests greet homophobic TV interview in Martinique

In Martinique, human rights defenders quickly protested against a local television station that broadcast a sidewalk interview containing LGBTphobic conspiracy theories related to France’s April 24 presidential election. On March 22, Kanal…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2022

Interfaith activists rebut Guadeloupe claim that homosexuality is an illness.

A group of Caribbean and international advocates of LGBTQ rights joined forces last week to denounce misleading remarks about homosexuality from the host of an online show that is popular in Guadeloupe.…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2022

France’s Zemmour faces suit over denial of Nazi anti-gay crimes

French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour is being targeted with legal action by gay rights groups, who say he denied that homosexuals were rounded up and deported during the Nazi occupation of…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2022

France to lift blood donation ban for gay men who have had recent sex.

France will end a ban tomorrow (March 16) that rules that gay men cannot give blood if they have had sexual relations in the past four months. The update to the law…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2022

LGBTI Asylum Seekers Suffer Double Discrimination in Europe

Members of the LGBTI community which are looking for asylum in different countries of Europe are facing some difficulties, including double discrimination even in countries that rank high for positive LGBT legislative…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2022

Holocaust Remembrance Day: How are Nazi Germany’s LGBT+ victims commemorated across Europe?

Today (27 January) marks the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, an occasion to commemorate the victims — especially European Jews, the main targets of Nazi oppression — who were persecuted and murdered…

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