Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

LGBT Asylum Seekers in France Face Difficulties

There has been an increase in the number of LGBT people applying for asylum in France over the past few years. Several French associations, founded to help LGBT people in France, have…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2018

Russia: Bashkir Activists Say Police Idle As Gay-Bashing Campaign Gains Steam

On April 20, Kristina Abramicheva, who heads the Alliance of Heterosexuals and LGBT for Equal Rights in the Bashkortostan capital, Ufa, posted an alarming warning on her Facebook page. “In Ufa there…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2018

Meduza: Russia’s Censor Blocks Another LGBT Website for Spreading ‘Gay Propaganda’

Russia’s federal censor has blocked the LGBT health awareness website Parni Plus (Guys Plus). The site’s administrators say they received a notice from Roskomnadzor on April 28 informing them about a January 26 ruling…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2018

Northern Ireland: Supreme Court to Hear Christian Bakery ‘Gay Cake’ Case Four Years On

The Supreme Court will sit in Northern Ireland for the first time to judge whether a bakery refusing to make a cake with a same-sex marriage slogan is discriminatory. Ashers Bakery in Belfast, which…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2018

New Yorkers Rally Again To Protest Anti-Gay Purge In Chechnya

One year since reports of an anti-LGBT purge in Chechnya began to emerge, there has still been no official investigation by Russian authorities, and many victims remain missing. Spearheaded by grassroots activist organization Voices4,…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2018

2 in 5 LGBT Students in the UK Hide Who They Are for Fear of Discrimination

A report from Stonewall shows two in five LGBT students hide who they are at university for fear of discrimination. It also found that 7% of trans students have been physically attacked…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2018

Alice Weidel: German Court Sides with AfD Leader in Facebook Suit

A court in Hamburg ruled in favor of Alice Weidel, a senior politician of the far-right AfD party, who sued Facebook over an insulting comment published by a user on their platform.…

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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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