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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/26/2021

Two Gay Chechens: Torture, Escape, and a Forced Return

Chechnya, a majority Muslim republic of southern Russia, has a long a history of LGBTI persecution. Numerous reports have come out of Chechnya in recent years about the torture, disappearance, and death of…

ADDED ON: 02/25/2021

Poland Breaches EU Obligations Over LGBT, Women’s Rights

For 30 days, beginning January 17, European Union commissioners received daily Twitter notifications linking to personal stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Poles who have been harmed by the so-called…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

Targeted by Erdogan, Turkey’s LGBT face ‘tsunami of hate’

Rising homophobic discourse, a series censored for a gay character, boycotted pro-LGBT brands: this growing animosity has shaken a once vibrant community in Turkey and tarnished the image of a country long…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2021

LGBT people face ‘tsunami of hate’ in Turkey, once a haven of tolerance in the Middle East

Murat has watched for years as LGBT people who face persecution in the Middle East have found refuge in his cosmopolitan neighbourhood of Istanbul. Today, in the face of growing government hostility…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2021

Empowering the transgender community to facilitate their access to justice in Armenia

The RighT Side Human Rights Defender NGO in Armenia is implementing until July 2021 a national project aims at empowering the transgender community to facilitate their access to justice in Armenia, with…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2021

Annual LGBTI report: Estonia’s legislation stagnated, hate speech on a rise

In its annual review of the human rights situation of LGBTI people in Europe and Central Asia, ILGA-Europe, an advocacy group, listed Estonia with the countries that have seen a rise in…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2021

Abuse and hate speech against LGBTI people rises across Europe and Central Asia

There has been a “stark rise” in abuse and hate speech against LGBTI people in the Europe and Central Asia region, including from politicians, says a new report from the International Lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2021

I escaped LGBT conversion therapy, but not everyone is so lucky – ban it now to stop more damage to lives

Whenever I mention conversion therapy, most people are surprised that such things still happen in the UK. There is a sense of bafflement about how and why someone could get into that…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2021

UK’s MI6 apologises for past treatment of LGBT spies based on ‘misguided’ views

The head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service apologized Friday to gay spies and aspiring agents who were fired or denied jobs because of their sexuality. Richard Moore said in a video statement…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

As a gay footballer I want to help LGBT people realise they’re not alone

As a gay footballer, I am very aware of the status I have as a role model – even more so being a gay footballer with an equally high-profile partner in Pernille…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

‘Big Witches’ survive eviction in Portugal to become trans music stars

After winning several auditions, including for a Madonna video, Aquila Correia was close to realising her dreams in Portugal, after relying on sex work to survive as a transgender migrant. Then the…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

‘You can count on us’: German footballers join campaign to support gay colleagues

Over 800 footballers have signed up to a campaign by a German football magazine aimed at offering support to LGBTQ players. But World Cup winner Philipp Lahm still has doubts about the…

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