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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 03/10/2020

Why I’m reclaiming the homophobic slur I used to fear

Growing up, “faggot” was the one word I never wanted to be called. I could stand sissy, punk and even homo. But “faggot” felt like a scarlet letter I would never be…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2020

London’s only specialist HIV/AIDS hospital, famously visited by Princess Diana, faces imminent closure

Countless people living with HIV are worried about their future as Mildmay Hospital, London’s only specialist hospital for supporting them, is threatened with closure. Mildmay Hospital, in the trendy East London neighbourhood…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2020

‘I was waiting to die’: In Russia, HIV+ migrants fear death and deportation

Dilovar moved to Russia from Tajikistan a decade ago hoping for a better life but he contracted HIV and now lives with the threat of deportation and unable to access proper medical…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2020

This ‘gay, atheist, leftist’ is taking on Poland’s right-wing government — by running for president

When Robert Biedron showed up in this historic city’s main square to lead a rally in his bid to be president, he was bracing for a fight in a region that is…

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ADDED ON: 03/06/2020

POLISH ACTIVISTS FACE LEGAL ACTION OVER ‘ATLAS OF HATE’

Several Polish municipalities have announced that they plan to sue a group of activists who created an “Atlas of Hate” map, depicting municipalities covering one-third of the territory of Poland that had…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2020

Putin Proposes Constitutional Ban on Gay Marriage

President Vladimir V. Putin has proposed a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in what political analysts suggest is an effort to raise turnout for a constitutional referendum that could keep him in…

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ADDED ON: 03/04/2020

Why do we need LGBT leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics?

This February, PinkNews, Amazon and glamazon partnered up for the LGBT Leaders: STEM 2020 conference. The event addressed the under-representation of LGBT+ people in science, technology, engineering and mathematical roles, where guests…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2020

Slovak election hands democrats vital test

Populist businessman Igor Matovic is set to become Slovakia's next prime minister after his Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (Olano) movement enjoyed a surge of support in elections. Founded as an anti-corruption…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2020

Polish LGBT activists protest at Warsaw church against Catholic archbishop

Several dozen activists protested in front of a Warsaw church guarded by police on Sunday as a Catholic archbishop, criticized for his anti-LGBT language, celebrated mass. Last year, in a sermon, Archbishop…

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ADDED ON: 03/01/2020

Tickets are now on sale for London’s first ever Muslim LGBT+ Pride

Tickets are officially on sale for London’s first LGBT+ Muslim Pride festival, bringing together artists and advocates for an event that organisers hope will spotlight a community so under-represented in the Pride…

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ADDED ON: 02/29/2020

Chechen exile survives suspected assassination attempt after fighting off attacker

A prominent Chechen blogger and critic of the region's leader Ramzan Kadyrov has survived a suspected assassination attempt after fighting off a man he said attacked him in his apartment in Poland.…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2020

‘Scared’ gay sisters given temporary reprieve from being returned to Pakistan

Two sisters say they are "relieved but worried" after they narrowly avoided being deported to Pakistan where they say they face the threat of LGBT-based violence. Samina, 52, and Nazia Iqbal, 48,…

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