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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 07/13/2021

Murder of Samuel Luiz galvanizes Spain’s LGBTQ+ community: ‘There is no going back’

Just before Samuel Luiz was brutally beaten to death on July 3, he and his friend Lina made a video call to Vanessa González. The time was 2.45am and they were on…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2021

Fresh protests in Spain over killing of gay man

MADRID (AFP) - People took to the streets of cities across Spain again on Sunday (July 11) to demand justice after a young gay man was beaten to death last weekend in…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2021

Hungary and Poland prime ministers with defiant rainbow protest

Rémy Bonny, an LGBT+ activist and the executive director of nonprofit organisation Forbidden Colours, shared images of the bold demonstration on Twitter Friday (9 July). The images show a variety of LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2021

Raffaella Carrà, Italian cultural institution and LGBT icon, laid to rest in Rome

In Italy’s week of mourning for Raffaella Carrà, one image summed up her universal appeal: a rainbow flag – the symbol of the LGBT movement – next to her coffin in a…

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ADDED ON: 07/11/2021

Georgian TV Cameraman Dies, Was Injured Amid Anti-LGBT Violence

A Georgian TV cameraman who was among dozens of journalists attacked by a right-wing mob during a melee aimed at LGBT campaigners has died. Co-workers of Lekso Lashkarava said on July 11…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2021

Hungary Bans LGBTQ Content From Schools, But Some Teachers Say They Will Defy It

Viktoria Radvanyi says her job has never been so stressful. She's on the board of Budapest Pride, Hungary's annual LGBTQ event, whose monthlong festival is currently underway. "The clear effect of [Hungarian…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

Hungary fines bookshop chain over picture book depicting LGBT families

A bookshop chain in Hungary has been fined for selling a children’s story depicting a day in the life of a child with same-sex parents, with officials condemning the picture book for…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

Violence in the name of God

On July 5, Georgian far-right activists dispersed the planned Tbilisi Pride week by physically attacking more than 50 people, of which 53 were members of the local and international media. The anti-gay…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

Spanish police hold fourth suspect over suspected homophobic killing

MADRID, July 8 (Reuters) - Spanish police said on Thursday it detained a fourth suspect over the killing of Samuel Luiz, who was beaten to death in the northern city of A…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

Crusade Against Hypocrisy Inspires First Transgender Candidate for German Bundestag

MUNICH (Reuters) - As the first transgender candidate for Germany's parliament, Tessa Ganserer doesn't mince words when it comes to identifying those responsible for the legislative prejudice that she believes LGBT+ voters…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

Cannot Be Excused’: Thousands Rally In Georgia To Denounce Anti-LGBT Violence

TBILISI -- Thousands have rallied in the Georgian capital to denounce violence against the LGBTQ community that shocked the nation and drew condemnation from Western embassies in the Caucasus nation. LGBTQ activists…

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ADDED ON: 07/08/2021

Hungary’s controversial anti-LGBT law goes into effect despite EU warnings

A new law that bans the dissemination of content in schools deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change went into effect Wednesday despite a warning from Europe’s top rights watchdog that the…

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