Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 03/03/2019

Gay conversion therapy ban in Germany gains support

LGBT people continue to face prejudice and discrimination in Germany as well. A 2017 study by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency showed that 18.3 percent of Germans still regarded homosexuality as "unnatural," with…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2019

Cardiff University criticised over student support services after deaths of two LGBT group members

Cardiff University has been criticised over an alleged lack of support for students with mental health issues after two members of an LGBT group took their own lives. The comments were made…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2019

This is what it’s like to be tortured in a Chechnya gay concentration camp

LGBTI people have been kidnapped, tortured and killed inside concentration camps in Chechnya. The ‘purge’ was first revealed in 2016. Hundreds of men and women are suffering or have suffered inside these…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2019

Luxembourg PM stuns EU-Arab summit into ‘icy silence’ after LGBT comments

As state leaders addressed the EU-Arab League summit in Egypt earlier this week, it was comments made by the Luxembourg prime minister about his sexuality that drew attention. Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg's first…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2019

Younger pupils will not be taught about gay relationships, minister insists

Schoolchildren as young as four will not be taught about gay and transgender relationships as part of new compulsory lessons, ministers have insisted. New curriculum guidelines announced by the Government will introduce…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Force British territories to legalise gay marriage, report says

Last year, the British governor of Bermuda - the most populous territory - allowed legislation denying LGBT+ people the right to marry in favour of domestic partnerships. British overseas territories should be forced…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Spain’s far-right debuts in Senate by blocking anti-homophobia motion

Spain's far-right party Vox debuted in the upper house of parliament by blocking a motion calling for an official stance against homophobia in sport. Vox automatically obtained the right to send one…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2019

Homosexual man faces being DEPORTED from Britain for ‘not being gay enough’

Immigration chiefs believe Yew Fook Sam is lying about his sexuality because he does not have a boyfriend. He is a member of numerous gay associations, part of an LGBT church group…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Holyrood politicians unite in show of support LGBTI Scots

MSPS from across Holyrood’s political spectrum have joined together to give their backing to Scotland’s LGBTI youngsters. The representatives helped to mark the last Friday of LGBT History Month, also known as…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2019

Poland moves step closer to banning gay conversion therapy

Politicians in Poland have submitted a draft bill to the Parliament which bans the use of gay conversion therapy. Lawmakers from the liberal Nowoczesna party drafted the bill with the Campaign Against…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Serbian PM’s same sex partner gives birth to baby boy

Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic's partner gave birth to a baby boy Wednesday, her office said, heralding it as a historic event although the conservative country does not legally recognise same-sex marriages…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2019

Richard Grenell says he has support at home to decriminalize homosexuality abroad

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell says the Trump administration has strong backing at home from Republicans and even religious conservatives for its push to end laws that criminalize homosexuality in foreign…

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