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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 09/20/2020

Big Read: The Irish far right is on the rise

Bloodied and bashed, an image of LGBT campaigner Izzy Kamikaze being attacked for voicing her opposition to anti-face mask demonstrators last weekend in the capital went viral. The gay rights activist was…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2020

Gay children are ‘children of God’, Pope tells parents

Pope Francis has told the parents of gay children that God loves them “as they are” because they are “the children of God”. His remarks came following the Wednesday General Audience where…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Russian teachers ordered to track, report LGBTQ students to gov’t – report

Russian teachers were ordered to identify and monitor LGBTQ+ students and report them to the federation's Interior Ministry, the Russian LGBT Network reported last Thursday. The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD)…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Polish MEP disgracefully denies the existence of ‘LGBT-free zones’. He claims they’re just a ‘joke told by left-wing activists’

A Polish member of the European Parliament said Monday (14 September) that “LGBT-free zones” do not exist in Poland and are just a “joke told by left-wing activists”. As countless lawmakers tore…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Disney, Google, Microsoft back trans rights amid fierce British debate

Dozens of organisations including Disney, Google and Microsoft weighed into a fierce debate over transgender rights in Britain on Monday, writing to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask him to support making…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Bulgaria once led the way on LGBT+ rights in emerging Europe. Not any more.

LGBT+ people have once again become the scapegoat of the Bulgarian government, but the community keeps fighting for a normal existence in the country. Extreme demonisation of the country’s LGBT+ community first…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2020

There are a hundred parts of Poland where it’s not OK to be gay – this is why it matters in Manchester

Poland is in the middle of a crisis right now. Years of hostility towards LGBT+ people mean tempers are reaching breaking point and the country is now facing what many are referring…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

TikTok under fire after admitting it restricts some international LGBT hashtags

Social media and entertainment giant TikTok have acknowledged that it restricts LGBT-related hashtags following a report published by a research team in Australia. A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2020

Uniformed Russian Cossacks Patrol Yekaterinburg Streets During Pride Week

Groups of uniformed men have been patrolling the streets of Yekaterinburg during Ural Pride Week, a weeklong festival organized by the city’s LGBT Resource Center. Witnesses claimed that the men, some of…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

ANTISEMITISM CREEPS BACK AS HUNGARY AND POLAND FAIL TO DRAW RED LINES

Few interviews have received such media attention in Hungary recently as that given by Germany’s Europe Minister Michael Roth. In the interview with t-online, published on August 21, Roth warned that Poland…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2020

St. Petersburg Schoolchildren Screened for LGBT ‘Propaganda’

Teachers in Russia’s second-largest city of St. Petersburg have been instructed to monitor their students’ social media profiles for the presence of “LGBT symbols,” the LGBT Network rights group said. Any such…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2020

The conversation surrounding the word ‘queer’ is evolving

Reclamation is an immensely powerful tool as communities and individuals have been reclaiming hate speech to take the power of these words back. Recently, a large part of the LGBTQ+ community has…

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