Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021

The year started out on a hopeful note. The world was looking forward to getting past a dark period in America's leadership and the global COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden's administration and…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2021

Foreign countries funding Turkey’s LGBT organizations – interior minister

Turkey’s LGBT organizations are being supported by foreign funding, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Tuesday, adding that the strong “Turkish family structure’’ was standing tall despite attempts to alter it. The…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2021

Russia is using a dirty trick to kick LGBTQ websites off of the internet

Russia has used a dirty trick to shut down two LGBTQ organizations and block their websites and social media accounts from appearing online. It has labeled them as “foreign agents.” On Friday,…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2021

GAY BROTHERS DETAINED IN CHECHNYA GO ON HUNGER STRIKE

Brothers Salekh Magamadov (20) and Ismail Isaev (17), detained by authorities in Chechnya for the past 10 months, have announced that they would go on a hunger strike unless the case against…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2021

Swiss to Allow Simple Legal Gender Transition From Jan. 1

People in Switzerland will be able to legally change gender by a visit to the civil registry office from Jan. 1, putting the country at the forefront of Europe's gender self-identification movement.…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2021

Russia blocks website of group that tracks political arrests

A Russian organization that tracks political arrests and provides legal aid to detainees said Saturday that government regulators blocked its website, the latest move in a months-long crackdown on independent media and…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2021

Russian Justice Ministry includes two LGBT organizations in foreign agents list

The Russian Ministry of Justice has included the Coming Out LGBT initiative group from St. Petersburg and the Revers LGBT+ initiative group from Krasnodar in the list of unregistered non-governmental organizations fulfilling…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2021

The Worrying Regression Of LGBT Rights In Eastern Europe

From physical attacks to online abuse and legislative setbacks, the LBGT community in Central and Eastern Europe had little to cheer about in 2021. Populist governments in Poland, Hungary, and elsewhere were able…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Brothers returned to Chechnya begin hunger strike

Two brothers from Chechnya who Russia returned to their homeland from which they had fled have reportedly begun a hunger strike. The Russian LGBT Network in a press release notes lawyers from…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2021

Gay Santa ad highlights big shift in Norwegian society

Christmas ads have become an annual tradition, often appearing as mini-films with their own festive story. But one Norwegian commercial, featuring Father Christmas kissing a man waiting for him at home on…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2021

European Court of Human Rights finds Georgia complicit in violence against LGBT demonstrators

The European Court of Human Rights Thursday held against Georgia in a case concerning an attack on LGBT protestors in the capital city Tbilisi. Amidst threats of a counter-demonstration by ultra-conservative NGOs…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2021

Hungary anti-LGBTQ blitz meets backlash as election looms

Budapest (AFP) – For independent bookshop manager Janos Szakacs, Hungary's new law banning the "promotion and display" of homosexuality to minors just makes for pointless, extra work. "This stupid law means certain books…

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