Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 03/13/2019

Poland’s ruling party launches attack on LGBT community at party convention

Poland’s ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS) has launched an attack on gay rights as part of its election strategy ahead of European elections in May and national elections later in the…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus ‘face sexual violence, forced marriage, and murder’

Queer women in Russia’s North Caucasus face attempts to ‘cure’ them, beatings, rape, forced marriages, and murder, according to a recent report interviewing a number of queer women from the region. While…

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ADDED ON: 03/11/2019

Italian lesbian reveals years of corrective rape by father

A 23-year-old Italian woman has spoken out about the years of sexual assault she suffered at the hands of her father, who attempted to “correct” her sexuality. Francesca, who is a lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 03/09/2019

71% of LGBT voters would choose Remain in a second Brexit referendum

LGBT voters could decide the outcome of a second Brexit referendum, a YouGov poll found. A January 2019 survey showed that, if there is a new public vote on whether the UK…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2019

Chechnya’s Gay Purge: A Timeline of the Atrocities

The world has been aware for the last couple of years that LGBT people in Chechnya face arrest and persecution. But what exactly is happening in the region and why? Below are…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

London HIV Patient Becomes World’s Second AIDS Cure Hope

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

Turkish TV Station Pulls the Plug On Show After Interview Defending LGBTI Rights

A Turkish Islamist television station said it would take a show off air following an interview with an opposition party mayoral candidate who spoke of the need to protect the country’s LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

British Female Olympians Argue Against ‘unfair’ Trans Women Athletes

British female Olympians lined up to criticize the inclusion of transgender women in women’s sport on Tuesday, as debate rages over whether male-to-female athletes retain unfair physical advantages after taking cross-sex hormones.…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

Two Arrested for Alleged Murder of Trans Woman Found Dead in Spanish Orchard

Two arrested for alleged murder of trans woman found dead in Spanish orchard. The woman was found in a church in Castelló de la Plana, Spain.  Two people have been arrested and…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2019

Rafał Trzaskowski: Warsaw Mayor Faces Backlash for Protecting LGBTI Rights

Rafał Trzaskowski, the Mayor of Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, has received backlash after signing a declaration to protect LGBT+ rights. The declaration is the first ever LGBT+ declaration to be signed in…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

Parents urged to stop Birmingham LGBT-row school protests

A school at the centre of an LGBT rights teaching row has written to parents to urge them to stop holding "disruptive" and "upsetting" protests. Parkfield Community school in Alum Rock, Birmingham,…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2019

Merkel successor Kramp-Karrenbauer under fire for anti-LGBT joke

The CDU leader mocked the idea of gender-neutral bathrooms during a Carnival-themed program on public broadcaster SWR. Politicians and activists called the incident a "travesty." Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hand-picked…

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