Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

War veterans join biggest gay pride march in Ukraine

War veterans in fatigues joined more than 8,000 people marching in Kiev’s Gay Pride parade amid tight security on Sunday, the biggest-ever annual celebration of diversity in ex-Soviet Ukraine. The participants, waving…

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ADDED ON: 06/26/2019

Madrid accused of whitewashing Gay Pride

The new right-wing government of Madrid is being accused of censoring pro-LGBT publicity ahead of the city’s Gay Pride festivities. The Madrid Gay Pride, which takes place during the first weekend of…

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ADDED ON: 06/25/2019

Far-Right TFP Funded Launch of Conservative Catholic Activist Group in Netherlands

In another example of cross-fertilization between right-wing movements in the Americas and Europe, Tradition, Family and Property helped fund and train activists in the Netherlands who created a group called Civitas Christiana,…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2019

Ukraine holds largest gay pride event to date in Kiev

Thousands have marched through the Ukrainian capital for its annual gay pride event, the largest and most peaceful the country has seen. Ukrainian politicians joined the celebration in Kiev, with organisers putting…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2019

Thousands march in Romanian capital’s pride parade

Thousands of people joined a LGBT pride march in Bucharest on Saturday, nearly a year after Romania held a failed referendum to ban same sex marriage. Socially conservative Romania, which decriminalised homosexuality…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Watch: Fleeing persecution, LGBT+ Brazilians find refuge in Portugal

Since the election of Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, homophobic or transphobic attacks have multiplied. Advocates say a member of the LGBT+ community is now murdered every 16 hours on average, a…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Georgia’s LGBT community postpones march due to tensions

Georgia's LGBT community has posted the Dignity March planned in Tbilisi for June 23 due to the tense situation in the country. "Given the events on Rustaveli Avenue and the tense political…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

‘They’re never going to stop us’: Trans March kicks off Pride weekend amid concerns about safety

When Mira Yilmaz left Turkey to come to Canada, she had high hopes she would have an easier time finding acceptance than she did in that country. Yilmaz has only been in…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2019

Ukrainian gay couple hope Danish wedding will change mindsets at home

Before Kiev celebrates Pride on Sunday, Roman Ivasiy and Anton Pozdnyakov want to speak publicly about their wedding in the hope it will help change hostile attitudes toward same-sex couples in Ukraine…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

Iceland passes identification law dismissing lengthy medical process for trans people

Iceland passed a law on Tuesday (18 June) making it easier for transgender and non-binary individuals to change their personal identification. The Icelandic Parliament passed the Gender Autonomy Act. This allows people…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2019

LGBT-community attacked in Kyiv

On June 16-23 a week in support of LGBT-community is held in Kyiv. On June 19, a group of perpetrators committed an attack at the participants of Kyiv rally, as the organizational…

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