Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

Russia Recognises Gay Marriage ‘Accidentally’ Due to Legal Loophole in Family Law

Russia seems to have recognised a gay marriage unknowingly. The claim surfaced after the send a tax return to a prominent LGBT rights activist who had married his husband in the United…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2020

Statue of IRA leader Sean Russell vandalised as LGBT flag is painted on by Dublin protesters

DUBLIN protesters have vandalised a statue of former IRA leader Sean Russell by painting an LGBT flag on it to mark the final week of pride month. Images of the statue in…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Welcome to Chechnya: the harrowing film about the regime’s gay purge

Two terrified boys are forced out of a car by members of a gang who taunt them with the question: “Were you kissing?” A paving stone is dropped on to the head…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2020

Romanians protest against ban on gender identity studies

Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president's palace on Thursday against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe human rights and fuel discrimination. The Romanian parliament approved the…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2020

British Museum adds five priceless LGBT+ artefacts to its collection to improve diversity

The British Museum has added five new LGBT+ artefacts to its collection, improving the diversity of its collection with priceless pieces of queer history. The pieces, which will be permanently displayed at…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2020

Poles run for LGBT equality ahead of presidential vote

Around a hundred Poles took part in an “Equality Run” on Saturday, condemning discrimination against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during a presidential election campaign where gay rights have…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2020

Gender Recognition Act: LGBT political group anger at trans law ‘changes’

LGBT groups from the UK political parties have expressed "disappointment and anger" over potential changes to laws affecting trans people. Leaders of the groups representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members directly…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

Poland’s Jewish leaders deplore stigmatization of LGBTQ people

Jewish community leaders in Warsaw on Tuesday voiced their opposition to the “dehumanizing” language they say is being used against LGBTQ (lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and queer) people in Poland’s presidential election…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2020

Romanian rights groups condemn ban on gender identity studies

Romanian human rights groups and universities on Wednesday condemned a blanket ban on gender identity studies voted through by lawmakers, which they said would legitimise discrimination against the country’s LGBT minority. Parliament…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2020

How globalisation has transformed the fight for LGBTQ+ rights

Much progress has been made in attitudes towards sexual equality and gender identity – but in many places a dramatic backlash by conservative forces has followed. On a visit to Senegal in…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2020

LGBT activists protest at Polish president’s campaign rally

About a hundred protesters held up banners at an election rally for the Polish president on Monday, after he said over the weekend that LGBT “ideology” was more destructive than communist doctrine,…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2020

Swiss women stage a mass scream to protest gender pay gap, domestic and anti-LGBT violence

Women across Switzerland have staged a mass screaming protest as part of demands for equal treatment and an end to violence at the hands of men. On Sunday (local time), thousands of…

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