Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 01/08/2022

Germany appoints first LGBTQ rights commissioner

Accepting his new position on January 5, Green Party politician Sven Lehmann said "everyone should be able to live freely, safely, and with equal rights." In the newly created role of "Federal…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2022

Pope Francis praises Sister Jeannine Gramick’s 50 years of L.G.B.T. ministry in handwritten letter

In another sign of support for L.G.B.T. Catholics and those who advocate on their behalf, Pope Francis sent a handwritten letter on Dec. 10 to Jeannine Gramick, S.L., the co-founder of the…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2022

Turkish court releases two Bogazici students from jail

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – A Turkish court ruled on Friday to release two students from jail in the first hearing of a broader case over campus protests against the government’s appointment of a…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2022

‘Gay cake’ case shows power of US Christian Right

Gay rights activist Gareth Lee has lost his seven-year battle with the Christian owners of a Northern Ireland bakery who refused to make him a cake decorated with the words ‘Support Gay…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2022

U.K. expands ‘Turing’s Law’ to pardon past same-sex convictions

In a long-awaited triumph for the U.K.’s LGBTQ community, the government on Tuesday announced that anyone convicted of consensual same-sex activity under now-defunct laws will soon be eligible to be pardoned and…

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ADDED ON: 01/04/2022

All gay sex convictions to be pardoned in plan to ‘right wrongs of the past’.

Any conviction that was imposed on someone purely due to consensual homosexual activity under now-abolished laws will be included in a scheme aimed at “righting the wrongs of the past”, the home…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2022

Major group of UK girls schools says ‘it will not accept transgender students’

A LEADING group of girls schools has stated it will not accept transgender students through fears of jeopardising single-sex status, leaving unions to call on the Government for guidance. The Girl’s Day…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2022

Tom Daley promises to use his OBE to advocate for LGBT+ rights across the world

The Olympic diver was made an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List, and he told BBC Breakfast that he now feels a responsibility to make the Commonwealth “a more inclusive”…

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Joci Márton — Hungary

Joci Marton is a Roma LGBTQ+ activist from Hungary, working to showcase Roma LGBTQ+ identity through art inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Here, he discusses what led him…

ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

How one underground party night changed Ljubljana – and Yugoslavia – forever

In 1984, the K4 Club was an inconspicuous venue tucked among the concrete streets of Ljubljana. But while the bar seemed innocuous from street level, the inside walls were plastered with homoerotic…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2021

Hidden in plain view, Russian photographer defies country’s anti-gay law

MOSCOW- Since the passage of the measure known colloquially as the “gay propaganda law” by the Russian parliament and signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2013, which ostensibly makes any act…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

10 essential LGBT+ books that opened minds and broadened horizons in 2021

Over the last year, countless powerful and important LGBT+ books have been published – and they’ve helped queer people feel seen in new and exciting ways. Queer literature has always been vital…

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