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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/16/2021

More European politicians found using homophobic hate speech

Homophobic language and hate speech against transgender people are on the increase among European politicians, an advocacy group said on Tuesday as it sounded the alarm about a backlash against LGBT+ rights…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Highwayman’s 1750 confessions reveal ‘unusual’ ambivalence about gay sex

An “incredibly rare” deathbed confession from an 18th-century highwayman, written just before he was “hung in chains” for robbing the Yarmouth Mail and detailing his enlightened response to a failed gay seduction,…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2021

Military veterans stripped of their medals for being gay will have honours restored under new rules

Military veterans who were stripped of their medals for being gay or transgender will be able to get them restored under a new scheme to remedy historic injustices. Veterans minister Johnny Mercer…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2021

There will come a point when being a member of the LGBTQ+ community is not a big deal – we are not there yet

I feel very lucky because my own experience since coming out has been overwhelmingly positive, with the benefit of a loving family, great friends and a supportive work environment. Colleagues across the…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2021

Welcome back to Chechnya: How Ramzan Kadyrov’s men tracked down and imprisoned LGBT evacuees

For 48 hours, a panicked phone call and ransacked apartment were the only clues; a sign that something was desperately wrong. David Isteyev, the Russian LGBT Network activist who took the emergency…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2021

Lesbian mother of stateless baby takes citizenship fight to top EU court

LONDON, Feb 9 (Openly) - A baby left without a nationality after she was born in Spain to a same-sex couple from Bulgaria and Gibraltar is at the centre of a test…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2021

Queer online series meets eager Russian LGBTQ audience

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian film director Andrei Fenochka says his online series about queer young people is important for LGBTQ people in a country that bans gay “propaganda” among minors. Fenochka’s “Here…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Gay asylum seeker flees persecution in Morocco, only to endure more homophobia when arriving in the UK

He previously told ITV: “It was always, ‘hide yourself, hide yourself’, and don’t show your colours. “If you show your colours it means that you are going to face the most discriminatory…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Chechnya opens terror inquiry into gay men forcibly returned from Moscow

Chechnya has opened a terrorism investigation into two gay men who fled the region last year but were arrested near Moscow last week and forcibly returned. The rights group that helped the…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Spain proposes making it easier for trans citizens to change gender

Spain’s Equality Ministry has drafted a law which would allow transgender people to change their gender identity. On Wednesday (3 February) the Spanish Equality Ministry introduced a bill which would amend Spain’s…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2021

Turkey jails four pending trial over university protests: prosecutor

Four people were formally arrested as part of an investigation into protests against President Tayyip Erdogan’s appointment of a rector at one of the country’s top universities, an Istanbul prosecutor’s office said…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2021

Russian Rights Group Warns That Detained Gay Men Face ‘Mortal Danger’ In Chechnya

The Russian LGBT Network has warned that two young gay men from Chechnya who were seized in Nizhny Novgorod and driven by car back to the North Caucasus region face "mortal danger."…

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