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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

Culture News in Brief: First Transgender Winner of Mr Gay Denmark Speaks Out Against Shallow LGBTI Circles

Jansen is not an obvious winner of what many might regard as a beauty award. “A gay man is desirable if he is young, muscular and cisgender, and I am neither of…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Growing up LGBT in Ireland ‘still Quite Difficult’, Says Report

Ireland is still a difficult place for young LGBT people to live, even after the marriage equality referendum, according to the head of Belong To at the launch of its annual report…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

Birmingham Pride: Rainbow Train Unveiled as LGBTI Community Celebrates

Birmingham Pride took place over the weekend – with the LGBT community out in force to celebrate the event. The wet weather did not deter thousands from taking to the streets to…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2018

A Lesbian Prime Minister Oversees a New Gay Era for Serbia

A thin, handsome man in his early 30s smiled shyly, took another sip of beer, and talked about how he loved the smell of men. Laughter erupted from the others at the…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Will FIFA Force Russia to Make the World Cup Friendly to LGBTI People?

FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, had a reputation problem. In 2015, Sepp Blatter, the organization’s president at the time, and other top executives were facing corruption charges and, after awarding…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2018

Will FIFA Force Russia to Make the World Cup Friendly to LGBTI People?

FIFA, the governing body of international soccer, had a reputation problem. In 2015, Sepp Blatter, the organization’s president at the time, and other top executives were facing corruption charges and, after awarding…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2018

Moldovan Priests Demand Ban of Gay Parades in Chisinau

The head of the Orthodox Church of Moldova Metropolitan Vladimir addressed the President, the chairman of parliament, the prime minister, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs in connection with the LGBT march…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

Pope Francis Again Cautions Against Admitting Gays to Priesthood

A step forward and a step back? Just days after it was reported that Pope Francis privately told a gay man, “God made you like this and loves you like this,” another…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2018

Clothing Chain Primark’s In The Hot Seat After Revealing Where Its Pride Merch Comes From

Earlier this week, clothing chain Primark announced that it would be working with LGBTQ charity Stonewall to sell Pride-themed clothing. The company announced this union while also saying that they will be…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2018

Thirty Years Ago Four Gay Rights Activists Invaded the Newsroom of the BBC Six O’clock News

Thirty years ago four gay rights activists invaded the newsroom of the BBC Six O’clock News. Anchor-woman Sue Lawley was forced to continue with her bulletin with the four women present as…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

Anything You Want – Except Gay Rights, Uzbekistan Tells U.N.

Uzbekistan plans to gradually implement hundreds of human rights recommendations from a United Nations council, it said on Wednesday, but it made a point of refusing to decriminalize homosexuality calling it irrelevant…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

The Search for the ‘Transgender Brain’ Is Dangerous—and Dehumanizing

We don’t need another scientific study to boost acceptance of transgender people. We need transgender people to start being accepted in workplaces, in religions, and in families. The hunt for the “transgender…

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