Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

Lesbian who fled Ghana spared jail after working illegally as nurse during Covid-19 pandemic

Eunice Owusu had no choice but to escape her abusive arranged marriage after her sexuality was disclosed against her will to her employer, Teeside Crown Court heard, with her lawyer John Nixon…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2023

The unprotected: Police offer scant safety for Azerbaijan’s LGBTQ+ community

Emily Hajizadeh, a 20-year-old trans woman, feels like she is surrounded by threats. “I constantly receive threatening messages and phone calls from my family and relatives, warning me that I will be…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2023

Dutch amend constitution to specify gay, disabled protections

The Dutch Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment to the Netherlands' constitution to make it explicitly forbidden to discriminate against someone on the basis of their sexual orientation, or disability. The change,…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2023

Conversion practices ban will include transgender people, Donelan confirms

The government’s plans for a ban on so-called conversion practices will now also include transgender people, the culture secretary has confirmed. The policy, which has been proposed several times by successive Conservative…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2023

LGBT charity plans to expand Pride events to towns in rural Ireland

An LGBT charity is aiming to expand Pride events into rural towns in an effort to improve Ireland as a country for members of the LGBT community. Launching its five-year plan, entitled…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2023

EU court issues ruling on gay man suing Polish state TV for discrimination

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a ruling on a case in which a gay man accuses Polish state broadcaster TVP of ending its cooperation with him…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2023

Transgender people lose NHS waiting times High Court case

A group of transgender people have lost their legal case against NHS England over waiting times to get seen by a gender specialist. The two trans adults and two trans children had…

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ADDED ON: 01/17/2023

‘Crazy shift in my perception’: How first transgender war correspondent is now fighting with Ukraine

On a summer day in Zolochiv, Ukraine, a rocket dropped from the sky and exploded into a building across the street from journalist Sarah Ashton-Cirillo, who caught the blast on cellphone video.…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2023

Couple confound Romania’s tough anti-LGBTQ laws

When Evie and Gia decided to get married they turned Romania's hardening discrimination against LGBTQ people on its head. The country is one of the last in the EU where same sex…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2023

Sunak to block Scottish transgender bill using constitutional ‘nuclear option’

Rishi Sunak is set to use a constitutional “nuclear option” for the first time by blocking legislation passed by the Scottish parliament that seeks to make it easier for people north of…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2023

Tory government to finally announce new law banning barbaric, torturous conversion therapy

The UK government is set to finally announce details of a long-promised conversion therapy ban – and it will be inclusive of trans people, reports suggest. The Tories first promised a conversion…

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ADDED ON: 01/15/2023

Braving bombs and bullets: Meet the journalists reporting on Ukraine’s frontline

In the early hours of the morning on 24 February, Natalie Vikhrov turned on the TV with bleary eyes to catch the tail end of Putin’s speech. Minutes later she heard the…

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