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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/24/2021

Germany’s quiet Catholic rebellion on gay blessings and women preachers

The church bells fade away, the organ starts playing and Father Jan Korditschke walks up to the altar to say Mass. It all looks like a very ordinary Sunday Catholic service. But…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2021

Ukraine march in support of more transgender rights

Scores of people rallied in Ukraine on Saturday in support of the Trangender and LGBT community. Crowds gathered in the capital Kyiv, waving flags and chanting as they called on the government…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2021

German authorities accused of revealing sexual orientation of asylum seekers

Lawyers working with the German Foreign Office have allegedly revealed the sexual identity of gay, lesbian and bisexual refugees to their home countries. The Lesbian and Gay Association of Germany (LSVD) referred…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

Outcast to icon: Peter Tatchell’s 50 years of LGBT+ activism

Driven by passion and motivated by justice, veteran activist Peter Tatchell says LGBT+ equality remains elusive despite his 50-year campaign for gay rights in Britain and beyond. In a Netflix documentary that…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2021

Serbia Mulls Sacking Ambassador for Supporting Poland’s LGBT community

Serbian Foreign Minister Nikola Selakovic stated that the Belgrade government is considering the recall of its Warsaw Ambassador, Nikola Zurovac, who signed a letter of support to the Polish LGBT community without…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

‘Political backlash’ blamed for halting LGBT+ rights gains in Europe

Progress on laws to boost LGBT+ rights has come to a virtual standstill in Europe amid a rise in homophobic and anti-transgender rhetoric by politicians in countries including Poland and Hungary, an…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

Welsh town seats world’s first known nonbinary mayor

Owen Hurcum took office Monday as the world’s first known nonbinary mayor. Hurcum, 23, is genderqueer and agender, and was elected unanimously last year by the City Council in Bangor, Wales, after…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

Ikea flies rainbow flag in Belgrade in support of LGBTQ rights

Ikea is reportedly flying a rainbow flag in front of its store in Belgrade to show support for the LGBTQ community in Serbia, where the furniture giant supports draft legislation that would…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2021

Rights Court OKs Iceland’s Denial of Parental Rights in Lesbian Adoption Case

STRASBOURG, France (CN) — Iceland wasn’t wrong to deny parental rights to a lesbian couple who had a child via surrogacy, Europe’s top rights court held Tuesday. The European Court of Human…

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Daniel Martinovic – Rainbow Families, Croatia

Daniel Martinovic is the President of Rainbow Families Croatia, an organization advocating for the protection, improvement of rights, and strengthening of connections between “rainbow families” and the public through education, publishing and…

ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

LGBT activists urge Italian government to approve anti-homophobia law

Unlike many of its EU partners, Italy still does not have laws to punish homophobic hate crimes. But now a law proposed by Alessandro Zan, an MP with the Democratic party, has…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2021

Transgender women allowed to play women’s rugby in France

The French rugby federation (FFR) has voted unanimously in favor of allowing transgender women to play women's rugby as of next season. The decision goes against advice given by World Rugby, who…

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