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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/14/2020

‘There will be dad and mum’ Putin rules out Russia legalising gay marriage

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalise gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. He made clear he would not allow the traditional notion of mother…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2020

Man charged with the murder of gay journalist and activist Lyra McKee

Northern Ireland police have charged a 52-year-old man in connection with the murder of gay journalist Lyra McKee. McKee, 29, was shot dead while reporting on riots in Londonderry, April 18, 2019,…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey sparks Labour row after pledging to fight ‘transphobic’ women’s groups

Rebecca Long-Bailey has triggered a furious row after signing up to a campaign to “fight” women’s groups branded “transphobic” and to expel offending party members. The Labour leadership contender has urged others…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2020

My School Gets Abuse For Supporting LGBT Groups. But We Won’t Back Down

This month my school, Woodside High School, will be the first in London to get a permanent rainbow crossing. We are delighted about it – but we also know it is likely…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2020

Switzerland votes in favour of LGBT protection bill

Voters in Switzerland have backed a proposal to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity illegal. The result - 63.1% in favour to 36.9% against - is a…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2020

The 200-year-old diary that’s rewriting gay history

A diary written by a Yorkshire farmer more than 200 years ago is being hailed as providing remarkable evidence of tolerance towards homosexuality in Britain much earlier than previously imagined. Historians from…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2020

‘It Just Shows What All the Work Was For.’ Meet the First Same-Sex Couple to Get Married in Northern Ireland Next Week

When Belfast native Robyn Peoples found out that her girlfriend had planned a romantic trip to Paris to see Ariana Grande perform, she knew she wanted to do something special. “It was…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Russian Jury Acquits Gay Man’s Murder Suspect

A Moscow jury has acquitted a man accused of killing a gay man last year, the LGBT rights group Stimul reported Thursday. Security cameras captured 40-year-old Roman Yedalov’s stabbing death near central…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Spain’s far-right Vox party takes Twitter to court over tweet ban

Spain's ultra-conservative Vox party has filed a criminal complaint in a Spanish court against Twitter, alleging the social media company violated its basic rights by blocking it from tweeting, Vox said on…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Activist aims to shame Polish towns opposed to LGBT community

An activist has begun photographing members of Poland’s LGBT community next to a fake “LGBT-free zone” sign outside towns that passed motions rejecting what they call “LGBT ideology” or defending traditional family…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’: Less than 1 in 5 LGBT teachers come out over career fears

A 'don't ask, don't tell' culture still exists in schools with a religious ethos when it comes to LGBT teachers. That is the finding of a new survey by the INTO which…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

Swiss vote on anti-homophobia law as critics decry censorship

When 41-year-old Jehanne, a lesbian, was repeatedly insulted for supporting LGBT rights during a tram ride in the Swiss city of Geneva last month, she threatened to call the police. But her…

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