Netherlands

LGBT Rights in Netherlands


ADDED ON: 12/06/2018

Holiday Hiring in Brazil Reaches Out to Transgender Community

Brazilian LGBT+ rights activists on Tuesday hailed Dutch retailer C&A for directing a new hiring campaign at underrepresented minorities, including transgender people. The company announced that it would be hiring for 5,000…

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ADDED ON: 10/19/2018

First Dutch Gender-Neutral Passport Issued

Leonne Zeegers, 57, received a passport with the gender designation X, instead of M for man or V for woman. Born male, in 2001 Zeegers had surgery to become female, but now…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

Russia’s First Gay Married Couple is Just Happy to Hold Hands in Public After Fleeing for Their Lives

Yevgeny Voitsekhovsky and Pavel Stotsko aren't just a married gay couple — they were the first married gay couple in Russia after their January marriage was officially recognized by a government official.…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2018

How a Rainbow-colored Armband Led to a Soccer Riot

A year ago, soccer player Guram Kashia lay in bed filled with fear and anxiety while facing social media threats, denouncements, political commentary and protests from a small pocket of people in…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Netherlands: Man Fleeing Homophobic Violence Denied Asylum as he is ‘not gay enough’

A man fleeing anti-gay violence has been denied asylum seeker status in the Netherlands based on an assessment by the IND (The Immigration and Naturalisation Department) which found him to be “not…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2018

Activists Sneak Pride into Russia

Six activists made Moscow a little gayer using some creativity. The activists from Spain, The Netherlands, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Colombia joined together using soccer shirts, standing side-by-side in the color of…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2018

Gay Acceptance Grows in the Netherlands, but Kissing in Public Still an Issue

The Netherlands has become more accepting of gay and transgender people, but many still find it difficult to witness gay men kissing or holding hands, according to new research by the government’s…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

‘Full Equality’: How Netherlands is Pointing the Way for Australia on LGBTI Rights

Australian LGBTI organisations have been urged by veterans of the successful Dutch campaign for marriage equality to focus their efforts on achieving social acceptance through better gender and sexuality education. Campaigners from…

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ADDED ON: 03/08/2018

Homophobia in Netherlands: Dozens of Kissing Men Ads Vandalized

Clothing brand Suitsupply's new ad campaign is not being warmly accepted in the Netherlands. The campaign consists of posters in bus shelters and billboards showing two being affectionate with each other. Over…

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Astraea Foundation

The Astraea Foundation is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTI human rights around the globe. Founded by activist women of color in the 1970s to fund a burgeoning national movement, in 1996 Astraea became the first U.S. organization to provide critically needed funding to LGBTI groups internationally. Astraea prioritizes funding for groups led by lesbian, transgender and intersex activists who are changing discriminatory laws and policies, using arts and cultural activism to inspire social change, and building inclusive movements for justice.

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Human Rights Watch

For over a decade, the Human Rights Watch lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights program has fought to end horrific human rights abuses—including killings, torture, wrongful arrests, domestic violence, censorship, and discrimination—and promote the rights of all people regardless of who they love, how they look, and who they are.