Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/07/2019

Looted art, gay rights merge in recovery of Polish painting

A same-sex Los Angeles couple was dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with the news that a beloved old portrait hanging in their kitchen had been…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Poland’s ruling party confronts the “LGBT dictatorship”

Poland faces an “attack on the family”, says Jaroslaw Kaczynski, chairman of the ruling Law and Justice (pis) party. In 2015 the party swept back to power by claiming it would protect…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

LGBTI rights in the Balkans: A perpetual struggle

Romanian Adrian Coman and his American-born partner Clai Hamilton had two major reasons to celebrate when they tied the knot last June. One of course, was their marriage. The other was the…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

Ireland ‘still on’ for gay-hate preacher Steven Anderson after Dutch ban

An American preacher who says homosexuals should be executed, and who was banned by Dutch authorities last week from entering the Schengen area, still plans to visit Ireland as part of a…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

AIDS drugs prevent sexual transmission of HIV in gay men

A European study of nearly 1,000 gay male couples who had sex without condoms – where one partner had HIV and was taking antiretroviral drugs to suppress it - has found the…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2019

Spanish far-right party’s anti-LGBT tweet makes star of tiny gay ghost

Aragorn, son of Arathorn, pal of hobbits, scourge of orcs and wielder of a legendary sword, appears to have met his match in a tiny gay ghost. A few hours after the…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2019

LGBT shelter means I can be myself

About one in four homeless people is thought to be LGBT. But Chabahn, who became homeless last year aged 51, said it was very, very, dangerous to be open about being LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2019

My LGBT-friendly mosque saved me from being radicalised’

Sitting in my bedroom alone, a wave of fear washed over me. I was 12 years old, confused, and scared – I was beginning to realise I was gay. My dad was…

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ADDED ON: 05/01/2019

Belgian tennis couple blazing a trail for LGBT community: ‘We want to inspire people struggling with coming out’

Having pulled off one of the greatest wins of her career a year ago at Wimbledon - storming past defending champion Garbine Muguruza to reach the third round - Alison Van Uytvanck…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Spanish election: Anti-LGBT Vox party makes political breakthrough

The far-right Vox party won just over 10 percent of the vote in Spain’s general election. Vox will take 24 of the Congress of Deputies’ 350 seats following the Spanish election, held…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

Riyadh Khalaf: ‘Homophobia begins from a lack of education’

Riyadh Khalaf is standing on St Stephen’s Green when he is approached by two young women. “Are you Riyadh K?” asks one, referring to his YouTube handle. The two young women are…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2019

A Gay Atheist Plots to Save His Catholic Country

A dozen Virgin Mary figurines decorate Robert Biedron’s office in Warsaw, picked from about 400 or so he’s gathered from across the world. Some show her smiling or suffering, some with dark…

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