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LGBTI Rights in France


ADDED ON: 06/16/2019

Legalising homosexuality: Germany did it 25 years ago – what about other European countries?

This week Germany celebrated legalising homosexuality twenty-five years ago. Until June 11, 1994, it was still considered a crime in Germany even though since 1969 homosexuals were no longer prosecuted for “fornication”.…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2019

Record number of anti-LGBTQI+ attacks in France: report

Assaults in France on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people hit a new record in 2018, “a dark year” for the LGBT community, French group SOS Homophobie reported Tuesday. The non-profit association…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

Transgender woman violently attacked by mob in Paris

A transgender woman has opened up about her terrifying experience of being assaulted by a group of men at a rally in Paris on Sunday. The woman who has only been publicly…

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ADDED ON: 03/30/2019

France sees rise in conversion therapies to ‘cure’ homosexuality

The film "Boy Erased" highlights controversial conversion therapies in the United States, which attempt to change homosexual children to heterosexual. This practice is surprisingly common in France.  In France, "sexual reorientations" are…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2019

Mumbai Hosts First Same Sex Wedding Party After SC Verdict

For Vinodh Philip, there couldn't be a better tribute than his wedding reception to the city that embraced him and saw him through his toughest turmoil. Nearly five months after the Supreme…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

France’s Eurovision Contestant Bilal Hassani Targeted with Homophobic Harassment on Social Media

France’s contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest has been faced with homophobic harassment on social media. Bilal Hassani has been the subject of online abuse and two organisations fighting homophobia in France…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2019

France combats anti-LGBT bullying with new school campaign

A new campaign in France is aiming to tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying in middle and high schools across the country. France’s Ministry for Education and Youth launched a new campaign today called All Equal,…

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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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