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LGBTI Rights in Netherlands


ADDED ON: 10/17/2021

LGBTQI+: ‘We’ll campaign against Dutch interests in Ghana’ – Sam George on visa denial

Lead sponsor of the anti-gay bill in Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram Sam Nartey George has slammed the Dutch Embassy in Ghana for resorting to blackmail after losing the…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2021

Dutch crown princess could marry woman and be queen – Rutte

Now caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte has made clear any king or queen could also marry a person of the same sex. The heir to the Dutch throne, Princess Amalia, turns 18…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2021

LGBTI organisations say next government must enshrine rights in coalition deal

Gender equality organisations will be urging the future coalition parties to include LGBTI rights in the government accord at a symposium being held in Assen on Monday. ‘We are counting on the…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2021

LGBT school pupils are more likely to be bullied by teachers: report

Around a quarter of LGBT school pupils who face bullying at school are actually harassed by teachers and other school staff rather than their classmates, according to research published in the Journal…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2021

Amsterdam substitutes ‘Pride Walk’ for canal parade in 25th anniversary of Gay Pride

Amsterdam capped a month of events commemorating the 25th anniversary of its first Gay Pride festival with a "Pride Walk" through the city's historic centre on Saturday that drew around 10,000 participants…

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ADDED ON: 08/07/2021

Amsterdam ‘stumbling stones’ commemorate gay victims of Nazis

More than 75 years after they were murdered in the gas chambers or shot, gay victims of Nazi persecution were remembered with “stumbling stones” laid in Amsterdam this week. The Netherlands has…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2021

Here are 3 Olympic couples who will be competing on the same team in Tokyo

A record number of out LGBTQ athletes are heading to Tokyo, and naturally, that means several Olympic couples will be making the trip together. We’ve seen same-sex couples compete on the same…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2021

Dutch leader tells Hungary: If you don’t like LGBT rights, you can leave the E.U.

The dispute between a number of European Union leaders and Hungary over LGBT rights grew emotional after a meeting on Thursday, with Hungarian leader Viktor Orban’s peers warning him that there was…

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ADDED ON: 04/02/2021

20,000 couples have tied the knot in 20 years of gay marriage in NL

Twenty years after gay marriage became legal in the Netherlands, 19,000 men and 21,000 women have tied the knot with someone of the same sex, national statistics agency CBS said on Tuesday.…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2021

Gay men in a monogamous relationship can donate blood from September

Men in a monogamous same-sex relationship will be allowed to donate blood in the Netherlands from September 1, 2021, the Dutch government has announced. For years, gay men in countries around the…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

A Year of Intersex Victories

While 2020 has been a rough year for just about everyone, 2020 has also been a year of many intersex victories and of the overall global advancement of intersex rights. The term…

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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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