France

LGBTI Rights in France


ADDED ON: 10/30/2019

Miss France contest opens to transgender contestants

The rules of the Miss France contest no longer prevent transgender people from participating, the director of the Miss France pageant, Sylvie Tellier, said in a recent interview. But, she added, she…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2019

French conservatives are protesting a bill that would fund IVF for most lesbian and single women

Several thousand conservative activists of all ages marched through Paris on Sunday to protest a French bill that would give lesbian couples and single women access to in vitro fertilization and related…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2019

Fans cry foul as France cracks down on football homophobia

From leafleting fans to introducing fines and even jail time, France is cracking down on homophobia in football. But when a referee stopped play over anti-gay chants, fans cried foul. Mehdi Mokhtari's…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2019

French MPs debate controversial bill to extend IVF to lesbian couples

The French parliament debated a draft law Tuesday to extend fertility treatment to lesbian and single women, a move set to spark bitter opposition from conservatives and street protests next month. President…

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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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