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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/21/2021

Abuse and hate speech against LGBTI people rises across Europe and Central Asia

There has been a “stark rise” in abuse and hate speech against LGBTI people in the Europe and Central Asia region, including from politicians, says a new report from the International Lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2021

I escaped LGBT conversion therapy, but not everyone is so lucky – ban it now to stop more damage to lives

Whenever I mention conversion therapy, most people are surprised that such things still happen in the UK. There is a sense of bafflement about how and why someone could get into that…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2021

UK’s MI6 apologises for past treatment of LGBT spies based on ‘misguided’ views

The head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence service apologized Friday to gay spies and aspiring agents who were fired or denied jobs because of their sexuality. Richard Moore said in a video statement…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

As a gay footballer I want to help LGBT people realise they’re not alone

As a gay footballer, I am very aware of the status I have as a role model – even more so being a gay footballer with an equally high-profile partner in Pernille…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2021

‘Big Witches’ survive eviction in Portugal to become trans music stars

After winning several auditions, including for a Madonna video, Aquila Correia was close to realising her dreams in Portugal, after relying on sex work to survive as a transgender migrant. Then the…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2021

‘You can count on us’: German footballers join campaign to support gay colleagues

Over 800 footballers have signed up to a campaign by a German football magazine aimed at offering support to LGBTQ players. But World Cup winner Philipp Lahm still has doubts about the…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

LGBT+ History Month event for teens hijacked by ‘homophobic, transphobic and racist slurs’ and pornography

An LGBT+ History Month seminar for under-18s was interrupted by a cyber attacker who shouted homophobic, transphobic and racist slurs. Education non-profit Academus Education was hosting a digital think tank event in…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

British L.G.B.T. Veterans Stripped of Medals Can Get Them Back

LONDON — For decades, L.G.B.T. members of Britain’s military were systematically dismissed from the ranks and stripped of their medals. Now, after years of campaigning by those targeted by the policy, the…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

British children in limbo over gender therapy after court ruling

LONDON, Feb 15 (Openly) - Almost as soon as she could speak, Nina told her parents she was not a boy and she has lived as a girl since she was seven.…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2021

Pandemic exposes LGBTI rights’ fragilty, report says

The Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences have highlighted the fragility of the human rights of LGBTI people, according to the annual report by a leading rights NGO, published on Tuesday (15 February).…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

Dismissed LGBT veterans can apply to reclaim confiscated medals

Former military members who were dismissed from service because of their sexuality are now able to reclaim lost medals. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it wanted to address a "historical wrong"…

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