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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 04/27/2018

Amnesty Warns That Turkish LGBTI+ People are ‘living in more fear than ever’

"Most LGBT+ people in Turkey today are living in more fear than ever before,” an activist tells me when we meet in a café in Istanbul on a cloudy day in February. She is…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2018

Plan for Same-Sex Unions Rouses Fury in Montenegro

Montenegro's hardline and influential Serbian Orthodox Church and conservative opposition parties have condemned plans to allow same-sex marriage in Montenegro – while LGBT organisations say the proposed law gives them too few…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2018

Coronation Street Actress Bhavna Limbachia: Muslim Girls Are Being Subjected to Gay ‘Cure’ Therapy

An actress who plays a gay Muslim on Coronation Street has said that fans often tell her they were subjected to gay ‘cure’ therapy. Bhavna Limbachia plays nurse Rana Nazir on the long-running ITV show, making history as…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Young Scots Author Creates Positive LGBT Role Model for Youths in Fantasy Novel

When Sophie Cameron was growing up in a small Highland village, teachers were forbidden by the notorious Section 28 from portraying homosexuality as normal. Now 30 and living in Barcelona with her…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2018

Four in 10 Russians Say LGBT Fans Will Be Attacked at the World Cup

Four in 10 Russians think that LGBT fans will be attacked at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The build-up to this summer’s tournament has been overshadowed by fears that foreign supporters will…

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ADDED ON: 03/20/2018

Christopher Wylie: The Gay Vegan Who ‘made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’

Steve Bannon ‘loved the gays’, according to the man who says he developed a tool to harvest personal data on millions of Americans for the US election. Christopher Wylie, a 28-year-old Canadian…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Will Prince William’s Pledge Help Scrap Anti-LGBTI Laws in 37 Countries?

Prince William has pledged his support for LGBTI equality in the Commonwealth. Royals attended an event, hosted by Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland, to meet with LGBTI representatives. The Duke of Cambridge…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Varadkar Must Use US Trip to Speak on LGBTI Rights

While the Taoiseach has enjoyed a successful State-side trip so far — bumping into Arnold Schwarzenegger, visiting the site of JFK’s assassination, and thanking the Choctaw Native Americans for their donations during…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2018

Belly Dancer Dons Beard to Protest LGBTI Abuse in Egypt

On a chilly March night, Shrouk El-Attar is preparing for a belly dancing show at a London club by pulling on a shimmering blue skirt, fixing a sparkly bra - and sticking…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2018

It May Seem like LGBTI Rights Aren’t Important to Putin – but If You Look Closer, You’ll See They’re Central to the Russian Election

A quick search recently for LGBTI news on Yandex – the largest Russian search engine – threw up a very depressing list: “Users are outraged by the new LGBT-friendly ad for iPhone”, “Russian actor gets kicked…

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ADDED ON: 03/13/2018

Stratford-upon-Avon LGBTI Stall Shuts Over ‘abuse’

An LGBT stallholder says he received more than 100 homophobic comments in one morning, including being told homosexuality is an “illness”. Daniel Browne, a member of Warwickshire Pride, set up an information…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2018

US No Longer LGBTI Rights World Leader, says Leo Varadkar

Mr Varadkar said he believed the majority of American people would agree with him, even if the Trump administration does not. The Irish premier made the comments during an interview at the…

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