Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


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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ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

British Tabloids Using Rumors to Force Gay Athletes Out of the Closet

Over the last year British tabloids have stepped up their effort to force gay professional soccer players to come out. They’ve intensified the effort in the last couple of weeks with rampant…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2018

Police in Moldova Use Tear Gas on Anti-LGBT Protesters Trying to Disrupt Pride March

Police in Moldova fired tear gas at anti-LGBT protesters to keep them away from a Pride march. LGBT activists feared a repeat of violent scenes at the annual Moldova Pride solidarity march,…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2018

Belarus Slams UK Embassy Over Rainbow Flag on Day Against Homophobia

Belarus has slammed the UK embassy in Minsk for flying a rainbow flag on the International Day Against Homophobia, calling LGBT relationships “fake”. In a lengthy statement, the Interior Ministry said the…

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