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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 07/07/2019

Should white members of the LGBT+ community be allowed to attend UK Black Pride?

This weekend, as part of one of the most anticipated celebrations of the summer, thousands of people have made the trek to the capital for Pride. But the parade didn’t end yesterday.…

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ADDED ON: 07/07/2019

Madrid Gay Pride parade dedicated to LGBT+ pioneers

Thousands turned out on the streets of Madrid Saturday for a Gay Pride parade dedicated this year to pioneers of the LGBT+ cause, amid growing fears of fresh repression with the rise…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2019

Four LGBT Syrian refugees arrive in UK in time for Pride

Four newly arrived LGBT Syrian refugees will be able to openly express their sexual identity when they join the Pride celebrations in central London on Saturday. They arrived in London on Thursday…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2019

High heels run defies gravity, homophobia in Madrid

Dozens of men and a few women in stiletto heels raced through the center of the Spanish capital on Thursday, defying gravity, the heat and attempts by the far-right party Vox to…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2019

UK government defends failing to pass equal marriage in Northern Ireland

The UK’s capital is about to host its biggest Pride weekend tomorrow (6 July), but same-sex couples do not have the right to marry in Northern Ireland. The government revealed its progress…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2019

Is lesbian kiss in Crimean play ‘gay propaganda’?

A play in Crimea has created a stir on Russian social media after a video clip emerged of a scene which featured women kissing. The production was staged by the Gogol School…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2019

First Gay Parade in North Macedonia

A rainbow of colors filled the streets of Skopje on Saturday when North Macedonia held its first gay parade. Demonstrators in the largely conservative Balkan region have called for the cessation of…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2019

Turkish opposition sparks debate with pro-LGBTQ Pride campaign

In an unprecedented move, dozens of Turkish opposition-run municipalities celebrated LGBTQ Pride Day on Sunday, triggering rebukes and strongly worded statements from ruling party officials and their supporters. Among the first officials…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2019

Turkish police fire tear gas at crowds gathered for banned Istanbul Pride march

Police in Turkey used tear gas to break up a banned Pride rally calling for rights for gay and transgender people. Several hundred activists had gathered in Istanbul, cheering and waved rainbow…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

Pioneers launching Pride in Bermuda, St. Lucia, Uganda, India

Activists in Bermuda and St. Lucia are planning those nations’ first Pride celebrations, while a fund drive is under way for Uganda’s seventh Pride, which is held annually except when police raids…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

As Pride celebrates Stonewall, Catalonia remembers its own LGBT breakthrough

Franco's Spain dismissed queer people as a "danger to society." Then, they staged an unprecedented protest in Barcelona. Pride is back in Barcelona this weekend as the global LGBT community celebrates half…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2019

London Zoo celebrates LGBT couple Ronnie and Reggie with banner telling visitors ‘some penguins are gay, get over it’

LONDON Zoo is celebrating Gay Pride and it's famous same-sex penguin couple with a penguin-size banner entitled 'Some penguins are gay. Get over it'. Gay residents, Humboldt penguins Ronnie and Reggie, welcomed…

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