Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

This lesbian artist faces six years jail for creating innocent pictures

A lesbian artist has spent months under house arrest and is facing fines and six years jail, just for publishing innocent images in Russia. Yulja Tsvetkova faces three separate trials. Under the…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2020

Andorra set to become latest nation to legalize gay marriage

Andorra, one of Europe’s smallest countries, is set to legalize gay marriage, highlighting that eastern European countries with anti-LGBT laws are “on the wrong side of history”, leading human rights specialists said…

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ADDED ON: 03/23/2020

Pride in London has been postponed until further notice due to coronavirus

Pride in London has been postponed until further notice due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers announced the decision in a statement released today (March 23) in which they said the…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2020

Do you need to take PrEP every day if you’re self-isolating because of coronavirus?

If coronavirus-related self-isolation means you won’t be getting any for a while, the advice is that it’s safe to alter your PrEP routine. Here’s how. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, government advice in…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2020

Scotland’s plans to reform gender-recognition laws could be ‘kicked into the long grass’ because of coronavirus

Scotland could put plans to reform gender recognition laws on hold because of the coronavirus crisis, according to The National. The reforms, which have been in the works since 2017, would make…

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ADDED ON: 03/16/2020

Catholic college responds to trans man coming out with ‘brilliant’ show of love and support

Ben Hodge, 20, didn’t feel able to come out as a trans man at school – despite coming out as non-binary at 14 and using they/them pronouns. It was only when he…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2020

The struggle for LGBT inclusion in US St Patrick’s Day parades

In 1992, Cork made history when its St Patrick’s parade included the first-ever LGBT float to take part, which also won best new entry in that year’s parade. But over in New…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2020

Moscow’s first queer dance festival challenges homophobia

In a dance studio tucked away off a Moscow side street, a couple dozen people are working on their tango. While the footwork is their focus, the dancers also have a wider…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2020

A British court ruling may change laws for LGBT+ people around the world

Years of legal battles around same-sex marriage in Bermuda will come to a head 5,548kms away in London on 7 and 8 December this year. And the result may help make same-sex…

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ADDED ON: 03/14/2020

Russian LGBT activist faces porn trial for vagina drawings

Yulia Tsvetkova posted delicate drawings and embroidered images of vulvas on a social media page called "Vagina Monologues" that she hoped would help lift the taboo on women's bodies. Instead, the Russian…

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ADDED ON: 03/12/2020

Romania Pride is first LGBT+ march to postpone over coronavirus

The organizer of Bucharest Pride said on Wednesday that the event would be delayed by at least three months due to coronavirus, the first of many LGBT+ rallies likely to be affected.…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2020

Court rules against gender-neutral passports and says people must define as either male or female

The UK’s Court of Appeal has ruled against campaigner Christie Elan-Cane in per fight for a gender-neutral passport. Christie Elan-Cane had challenged the legality of the UK government’s passport policy, which requires…

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