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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 01/05/2021

Italy’s coronavirus vaccine rollout will forcibly out transgender and non-binary people

Italy’s segregated rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine by gender will forcibly out transgender people, campaigners have warned. As part of the EU’s mass vaccination programme, which will make the COVID-19 vaccine available…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2021

Greece Just Appointed Its First Out Gay Cabinet Minister

The center-right government of Greece announced the country’s first out minister on Monday. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis appointed Nicholas Yatromanolakis as the new deputy minister of culture. The 44-year-old native of Athens…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2021

‘Puberty blockers’ were lifesaving for my daughter – all young people deserve a shot at happiness

For most of us, the Bell v Tavistock ruling was just another news story. You may not even know what it was. But for a small group of British families, it meant…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2021

Ofcom widens hate speech definition to include transgender intolerance in new guidelines

Broadcasters were previously required to ensure shows contained no material that incited hated based on race, religion, nationality or sex. This has now been amended to include transgender intolerance and ‘political or…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2021

A Year of Intersex Victories

While 2020 has been a rough year for just about everyone, 2020 has also been a year of many intersex victories and of the overall global advancement of intersex rights. The term…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2020

The data scientist exposing US white supremacists: ‘This is how you fight Nazis’

The far-right Proud Boys group, whom Donald Trump refused to denounce this week, have been linked to assaults on protesters, white supremacist organizing, the spread of Covid misinformation and other threats against…

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ADDED ON: 12/31/2020

Polish city funds LGBT shelter despite government hostility

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Authorities in the Polish city of Krakow have become the first to include financial support for an LGBT shelter in a country where the community has faced hostility…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

Russia Adds Women’s Rights NGO to ‘Foreign Agents’ List

Russia has labeled prominent women’s rights organization Nasiliyu.net (“No to Violence”) as a “foreign agent,” the Justice Ministry announced Tuesday. The Justice Ministry’s addition of the NGO, which provides legal and psychological…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2020

From coronavirus crackdowns to court battles: 10 top LGBT+ stories in 2020

LONDON, Dec 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Coronavirus dominated news around the world in 2020, creating particular challenges for the LGBT+ community in terms of mental health, access to HIV medication and…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

Ancient Roman ‘homophobic graffiti’ found in unearthed Pompeii snack bar: ‘Nicia cinaede cacator’

Archaeologists who have been excavating an Ancient Roman snack bar in Pompeii, Italy, have discovered “homophobic” graffiti scrawled on the walls. According to a press release from Pompeii Sites, the colourful Thermopolium…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

Germany’s Transgender Law seen as ‘archaic, degrading’

"Degrading, expensive and illogical" — that is how one trans* person described her experience of legally changing her gender in Germany. Felicia Rolletschke is one of many activists who is fighting for…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

My two daddies: Row rages in Latvia over LGBT-friendly children’s books as critics blast initiative ‘imposed by EU elites’

For modern liberals, they are an important step in normalizing different kinds of families. But for others, children’s books depicting gay parents are an attack on traditional values. That’s the debate now…

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