Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 09/08/2019

Pride flags greet Mike Pence on arrival in Iceland

As Mike Pence pulled up to Höfði House in Reykjavík, he was met not only by Iceland’s president, Guðni Jóhannesson, but also a row of rainbow flags. An office block belonging to…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2019

Norway issues rightwing terror warning for year ahead

Norway’s domestic security agency has warned about the possibility of a terror attack from rightwing extremists “in the coming year”. In a statement, the PST said its heightened assessment stemmed from the…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

Education secretary says all schools will be given support to teach LGBT-inclusive lessons amidst protests

Education secretary Gavin Williamson has pledged the government’s support for schools teaching LGBT-inclusive relationship and sex education. Williamson said that the government will be “supporting and backing every single school” as they…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

LGBTQ MPs quit Britain’s Liberal Democratic party after dramatic defection of ex-Tory Phillip Lee: ‘a homophobe, a xenophobe’

The party is over for some members of Parliament in the U.K. Former-member of the Conservative Party Phillip Lee might have messed up Boris Johnson’s Brexit chances when he joined the Liberal…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2019

UK introduces new regulations to teach about LGBT and same sex relationships in schools

This school year marks the beginning of the end of a decades-long campaign to get an inclusive education system in the UK. Despite recent controversy by some parents in schools in Birmingham,…

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ADDED ON: 09/04/2019

‘Disco outside the Dáil’ protest against Pence visit

A “Disco outside the Dáil” organised in protest against the visit of US vice-president Mike Pence drew a crowd to Kildare Street this afternoon. Protesters led by Amnesty International waved rainbow flags,…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

TOP PA DIPLOMAT IN UK DENIES DISCRIMINATION AGAINST LGBTQ IN THE WEST BANK

In August, the Palestinian Authority banned the LGBTQ group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society from carrying out any activity in the West Bank. A prominent Palestinian diplomat in…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2019

New campaign raises awareness of dangers faced by LGBTQ people in UK immigration detention

UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group have launched an important new campaign. The organisation’s first national social media campaign #LendYourVoice aims to raise awareness around the discrimination and danger that LGBTQ people…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2019

Appeal to stop gay marriage opens in Cayman Islands

A lawyer representing a lesbian couple whose court victory legalized same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands five months ago said a government appeal against the ruling, which opened on Wednesday, sought to…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2019

Leaflets falsely claim pupils taught masturbation in relationship classes

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has said all schools will be given support to teach relationship education, after leaflets suggesting that lessons encourage primary school children to masturbate were handed out in…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2019

No single ‘gay gene’, reveals the largest-ever study of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour

Scientists have again debunked the idea of a single "gay gene", in the largest study to date of the genetics of same-sex sexual behaviour. Rather, their findings paint a diverse and complex…

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ADDED ON: 08/28/2019

How will the LGBT issue influence the Polish election?

The LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issue has been one of the main sources of political controversy in Poland over the summer months, and is potentially one of the most important…

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