Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

UK foreign secretary under fire for saying LGBT soccer fans should be ‘respectful’ at Qatar World Cup

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is receiving backlash for suggesting gay soccer fans should be “respectful” in Qatar when attending the FIFA World Cup set to take place in the Gulf Arab state later this year. Speaking to…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

Russia moves to ban ‘LGBT propaganda’ among all ages

Russian lawmakers backed a bill on Thursday that would expand an existing ban on the promotion of “LGBT propaganda” among children to include people of all ages, a move critics see as…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

Thousands rally in Prague to honor two slain Slovak gay men

PRAGUE —  Thousands rallied in the Czech capital Wednesday to honor two Slovak gay men shot dead this month outside a bar in Slovakia, and demanded better protection of LGBTQ people and their families. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2022

Where does Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stand on LGBTQ issues?

Conservative party leader and former treasury minister Rishi Sunak has become Britain’s first prime minister (PM) of color, following the 49-day tenure of former PM Liz Truss. Conservatives have helped secure vital…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2022

Dutch Christian Union ready to give seats to people in gay relationship

The board of the Dutch political party Christian Union drops the notion that sexuality belongs to the marriage of a man and a woman. The party has put a homosexual with a…

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ADDED ON: 10/21/2022

Slovakia votes against more rights for LGBT couples

The Slovakian Parliament has decided to keep registration of relationships exclusively for one man and one woman only. On Wednesday, it voted against a proposal that would grant same-sex couples inheritance rights…

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J.P. Der Boghossian — Queer Armenian Library

Based in Minneapolis, the Queer Armenian Library is an online collection of curated works by or about queer Armenians. I spoke to founder J.P. Der Boghossian to learn more about the library…

ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Queer Refugees Are Struggling to Live in One of Europe’s LGBTQ Havens

At the beginning of September, I joined a protest in Amsterdam against the refugee housing emergency happening in the Netherlands. At the centre of the crisis is the situation at the Ter…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Russia Prepares To Toughen Anti-gay Law In Conservative Push

Russian lawmakers Monday called for the toughening of a strict anti-gay law and the Kremlin ordered expensive patriotic education projects as Moscow presses with a conservative drive at home while its troops…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Brighton is a ‘safe haven’ thanks to LGBTQ+ charities according to study

A recent study has declared Brighton as a “safe haven” and a “place to escape” thanks to the work of LGBTQ+ charities and nonprofits. LGBTQ+ mental health nonprofit MindOut worked with researchers…

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ADDED ON: 10/18/2022

Female prison guards balk at processing transgender inmate

Female prison guards at Tires women’s prison found themselves in an impossible position: they were expected to body-search a new inmate who, in spite of having male sex organs, identifies as a…

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ADDED ON: 10/15/2022

‘Habibi, The Revolutions of Love’: Being Queer in the Arab World exposition

Are we really free to be, to love and to show who we are without danger? No matter where you are in the world, it is often difficult to answer yes. And…

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