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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 07/20/2018

We Can Treat AIDS with Medicine – But Only Love Will Beat its Insidious Stigma

Aids activism has always been about connecting with people on the margins. Our movement is defined by uplifting those cast aside by society: reaching out with love, connecting them to a supportive…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2018

Romania Must Give Residency Rights to Same-sex Spouses, Court Rules

Romania must give residency rights to the same-sex spouses of European Union citizens, the socially conservative country’s top court ruled on Wednesday. The Constitutional Court’s landmark ruling comes after a six-year legal…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Germany’s Far-Right Youth Feels Unwelcome at LGBTI Pride in Berlin

The youth wing of Germany’s anti-establishment far-right party has complained that the organizers of Berlin Pride blocked it from participating in the LGBT community’s biggest annual celebration. The Alternative for Germany (AfD)…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Russian Filmmaker Defies Government to Shoot Rare LGBT Feature

Shooting has begun in Moscow of Russian director Ksenia Ratushnaya’s feature debut Outlaw. The film’s LGBT subject matter is set to attract controversy in Russia where the distribution of a film that depicts a…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Netherlands: Man Fleeing Homophobic Violence Denied Asylum as he is ‘not gay enough’

A man fleeing anti-gay violence has been denied asylum seeker status in the Netherlands based on an assessment by the IND (The Immigration and Naturalisation Department) which found him to be “not…

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Háttér Society Seizes Opportunity as Hungary Closes

“The government’s threats against civil society are also possibilities to make our work more well known. That is what we are doing.” -Bea Sándor Háttér Society Executive Board Member Like the United…

ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

AfD Youth Wing Furious Over Berlin Pride Parade Ban

The youth wing of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has complained after being denied a stall at this year’s Berlin Pride event, Christopher Street Day (CSD), saying it has been unfairly…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Vegan Group says ‘chemical pollutants’ Make People Gay and Transgender

A vegan Facebook group has sparked a backlash after saying that being gay or transgender is unnatural and “caused by synthetic chemical pollutants.” Pembrokeshire vegan organic has since deleted the post, but…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2018

Belarusian Fine for Gay Activist’s Photos Hits ‘Absurd New Low,’ Amnesty Says

A Belarusian court has found a gay activist who posed for a photo holding a poster guilty of violating public assembly laws in what Amnesty International has called an “absurd new low…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2018

Survivor of Chechen ‘Gay Purge’ Is Kidnapped by Father in Russia

A gay survivor of a Chechen concentration camp was kidnapped by his father. Zelimkhan Akhmadov had been taking out the trash Friday from a safehouse in Russia when he was pulled into…

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ADDED ON: 07/17/2018

No One Will Give Job to a Hijra Even Now: Punjab’s First Transgender Member in National Lok Adalat

Abandoned by her parents when she was just thirteen, Mohini Mahant (53), a transgender from Ludhiana, became the first from LGBT community to be selected as a member of a bench of…

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ADDED ON: 07/16/2018

Pussy Riot Pitch Invader Tackled by Dejan Lovren as Protesters Halt World Cup Final

Pussy Riot have claimed responsibility for the pitch invasion during the World Cup Final. Four spectators ran onto the pitch during football’s showpiece event in the 52nd minute, report the Mirror. Pussy Riot are a Russian…

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