Netherlands

LGBTI Rights in Netherlands


ADDED ON: 11/30/2021

Netherlands formally apologies for forced sterilization of trans, intersex people

The Dutch government on Saturday formally apologized to transgender and intersex people who were forced to become sterile in order to legally change their gender. The Gender Change Act, which was also…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2021

Dutch government apologizes for discredited transgender law

The Dutch government made a public apology Saturday for a now discredited and scrapped law that required transgender people to undergo surgery and sterilization if they wanted to change their gender on…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2021

Defender of LGBT Ugandans nominated for human rights award

Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo, Uganda’s renowned LGBT ally and human right rights defender, has been nominated for the prestigious Tulip Human Rights Award for 2021. The Human Rights Tulip is an annual award…

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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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