Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 09/02/2020

Love keeps on winning in Northern Ireland with same-sex couples finally able to marry in churches

Same-sex couples can apply to have religious weddings in Northern Ireland from today (1 September), with ceremonies set to begin later this month. Gay weddings began in Northern Ireland in February, but…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Polish Bishops Propose Sending LGBTQ+ People to Conversion ‘Clinics’

Polish Catholic bishops have called for “clinics” to be set up for LGBTQ+ people in efforts for them to “regain their natural sexual orientation. The bishops laid out their stance in a…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Transgender advocacy group says new civil service rules ‘protect staff from unsafe conditions’

A transgender campaign group has said new rules compelling Northern Ireland’s civil servants to use whichever terms transgender people wish is an “important first step”. Meanwhile, the Equality Commission told the News…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Ukrainian neo-Nazis attack LGBT ‘pride’ event in Odessa, organizers say police were slow to intervene but 16 people later arrested

Sixteen Ukrainian ultra-nationalists were arrested on Sunday after the far-right Christian organization 'Tradition and Order' attacked marchers at Odessa Pride 2020, the city's biggest celebration of LGBT society and culture. According to…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Berlin Film Festival to make awards gender neutral: Is it time to finally talk about just talent?

It’s been a while since we have been hearing who is the Best Actor and Best Actress — a clear demarcation in term of gender right there in the titles — at…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2020

Nationalists fought with participants of the LGBT festival in Odessa

As noted by law enforcement officers, opponents of the LGBT movement sprayed gas in the crowd and pelted the activists with eggs. The perpetrators also shouted obscene nationalist slogans. As a result…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2020

Grumpy Virgin bows out as drag becomes a political act in Turkey

For decades in Turkey, there was no higher honour than being made fun of by Huysuz Virjin (Grumpy Virgin), the country’s first drag queen, beloved for her glamorous outfits and outrageous sense…

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Slava Melnyk – KPH: Campaign Against Homophobia

Slava Melnyk is the executive director of Kampania Przeciw Homofobii (KPH; Campaign Against Homophobia) in Poland. Slava tells about his introduction to KPH, what's happening now in Poland, and how the organization…

ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

‘Mi Hazánk’ Wants Referendum to Ban Display of ‘Satanic’ LGBTQ Flags in Public Institutions & ‘Homosexual Propaganda’ in Schools

Although the parade had been canceled, tensions around this year’s Pride Week haven’t dissipated. At the latest event, far-right Mi Hazánk party announced they would initiate a referendum in order to ban…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Rainbow carriages that are the Pride of the fleet: Britain’s first fully decorated train staffed by LGBT crew is set to make first journey today

Britain's first fully decorated Pride train staffed by an LGBT crew will make its inaugural journey this morning. The 11-carriage train, emblazoned with a huge rainbow flag, will travel from London Euston…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Hateful rhetoric against transgender people is culminating in physical attacks, Sheffield LGBT charity warns

Heather Paterson, CEO of Say It Sheffield, says the language seen used against trans people is similar to that seen in the 1980s against gay and lesbian people, and is culminating in…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2020

Wish It Was a Coming Out: older gay people in Italy – in pictures

Photographer Melissa Ianniello’s long-term project investigates the double taboos of homosexuality and old age in Italy. The subjects of her intimate portraits are a group of gay men and lesbians between 60…

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