France

LGBTI Rights in France


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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ADDED ON: 01/26/2022

LGBTQ ‘conversion therapy’ officially banned in France.

France has officially banned so-called LGBTQ “conversion therapy,” the widely debunked — and potentially dangerous — practice of attempting to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. “The law prohibiting conversion…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2022

No to “minority propaganda” in French schools, far-right’s Zemmour says.

French far-right candidate Eric Zemmour on Monday attacked anti-racist and anti-homophobia groups in schools, saying they were brainwashing pupils, as he urged a return to a more conservative education system. Zemmour is…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2021

France’s parliament has voted to ban gay ‘conversion’ practices

France's parliament has voted to ban so-called conversion therapy, joining a handful of countries that have taken steps to outlaw practices that seek to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2021

Bisexual goddess and anti-Nazi fighter Josephine Baker given one of France’s highest honours

French-American cabaret star and civil rights activist Josephine Baker has become the first Black woman to enter the Panthéon, nearly 50 years after her death. The bisexual icon is the sixth woman…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

France backs Poland over Belarus but warns EU row not over

PARIS/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - France assured Poland on Wednesday of European Union support in its stand-off with Belarus, but reminded Warsaw it needed to resolve a row with the bloc over…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2021

French dictionary sparks anger by adding non-binary ‘iel’ pronoun

French dictionary Le Robert has added the "iel" pronoun for non-binary people to its online edition, sparking heated debate in a country where grammar is sacrosanct. Le Robert, one of France's leading…

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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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