Netherlands

LGBTI Rights in Netherlands


ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

Government apologises to transgender people forced to accept sterilisation

The Dutch government has apologised to hundreds of transgender people who were forced to accept being sterilised and to undergo body modification and take hormones if they wanted to change their gender…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2020

Tell the world we exist: The intersex child on a mission to inform

When Wen Long van Knippenberg wanted to tell fellow pupils about life as an intersex child in the Netherlands, the presentation was banned by her teacher as inappropriate for children. Now the…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2020

OVER 60 INCIDENTS OF ANTI-LGBTQ VIOLENCE IN ASYLUM CENTERS; GOV’T CALLED TO DO SOMETHING

More needs to be done to combat anti-LGBTQ violence in asylum centers in the Netherlands, according to foundation LGBT Asylum Support. The foundation received over 60 reports of discrimination, threats, and violence…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2020

Netherlands plans to remove gender from ID cards entirely

The Netherlands will stop including any gender marker at all on identification cards. Several countries – including India, Australia, and Canada, as well as the Netherlands – already allow people to choose…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2020

The Dutch are putting LGBT+ rights in Article 1 of their constitution

The Netherlands is planning a way to guarantee LGBT+ rights for generations to come by including them in Article 1 of its constitution. The 150-member House of Representatives, the lower house of…

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ADDED ON: 06/14/2020

Dutch government uncovers holiday camps for ‘conversion therapy’

In the Netherlands, 15 organisations and individuals offer so-called “conversion therapy” aiming to make gay people straight, the health ministry said, as it mulls a ban on the discredited practice which can…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2020

Muslim LGBT ‘Allies’ Silent as Muslim Attacks on Gays Increase

There’s a new slur trending in Turkey these days aimed at the LGBTQ population: “#YallahHollandaya” or “Go to Holland.” The expression reflects the Netherlands’ longstanding acceptance of homosexuality, having been the first…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2019

VATICAN RULES IN FAVOR OF GAY DUTCH PRIEST

The Vatican has reinstated a homosexual Dutch cleric dismissed by his bishop for violating his priestly vow of celibacy. Father Pierre Valkering told Dutch radio earlier this month that the Congregation for…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2019

Why the struggles of the climate and LGBTQIA+ movements are deeply connected

While states fail to act comprehensively on what is the biggest crisis humanity faces, a diverse group of queer activists came together on the evening of 2 September to found a new…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2019

Surge in chemsex parties arranged on ‘hook-up’ apps is fuelling fresh HIV epidemic in European cities, doctors warn

A surge in “chemsex” parties, where some people spend days getting high on drugs and having sex with scores of partners, is refuelling epidemics of HIV among gay men in European towns…

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ADDED ON: 08/03/2019

Pinoy LGBT group in Europe rallies support for LGBT in Asia

The Pride Movement in Asia has been growing over the years and 2019 has been so far a particularly historic year for LGBTQ history. This year, Taiwan passed the first marriage equality…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

‘We need freedom’: Sehaq, the party space for Amsterdam’s queer refugees

At the dinner table, conversations bubble around people as they tuck into a three-course meal. A plethora of different nationalities and identities have pulled up a chair and, here at Sehaq in…

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