Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/20/2022

FINA to Restrict Participation of Transgender Athletes in Elite Swimming Events

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — World swimming’s governing body has effectively banned transgender women from competing in women’s events, starting Monday. FINA members widely adopted a new “gender inclusion policy” on Sunday that only…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2022

Lithuanian bishops call for scrapping of same-sex partnership bill

Lithuanian bishops have called on politicians to vote down proposed same-sex partnership legislation, quoting words used by Pope Francis to argue that civil unions distort the concept of marriage and family. Lithuania's…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

Romania threatened with legal action over ‘shameful’ LGBTQ+ ‘propaganda’ bill

A cross-party group of MEPs have called on Romania to drop a proposed law comparable to Russia’s so-called “gay propaganda” ban. Romania is considering a bill that would ban the use of…

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ADDED ON: 06/18/2022

Cycling’s governing body sets stricter rules for transgender athletes

Transgender cyclists face tougher eligibility rules after the sport’s governing body doubled the period of time before a rider transitioning from male to female can compete. Riders were previously required to have…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2022

Bulgaria’s Embattled LGBT Community Eyes Calmer Celebration This Year

Sofia Pride marks its 15th edition this week with various activities, including exhibitions, film screenings and, on Saturday June 18, an open-air concert featuring some of the best-known local performers followed by…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2022

Feminist and LGBT Rights Activist on Trial in Russia

A prosecutor has called for Russian activist Yulia Tsvetkova to serve three years and two months in prison during a closed trial over absurd “pornography” charges. The activist from Komsomolsk-on-Amur, in Russia’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2022

European LGBT Cops Won’t Wear Uniforms in Athens Pride Parade

ATHENS – They won’t be wearing their uniforms but members of the European LGBT Police Association, after meeting in the Greek capital, said they will take part in the Athens Pride parade…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2022

How Kyiv’s L.G.B.T.Q. Community Found Shelter from the Russian Invasion.

“The scariest thing was waking up,” Jul Sirous told me about the first couple of weeks after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, in February. “What if you learn that they…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2022

Poll Finds LGBT People Still Not Welcome In Moldova

Ten years after passing landmark legislation to protect minorities, including the much-persecuted LGBT community, a recent survey has revealed that most people in Moldova still hold negative attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Turkish police violently break up LGBT Pride parade at Ankara university

Turkish police attacked a group of students during a LGBT Pride parade at Ankara's Middle East Technical University on Friday. Turkish police violently attacked students during a LGBT Pride march at Ankara’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Over 100K march for LGBTQ+ rights in Vienna

Austria's LGBTQ+ community came out in full force on the streets of Vienna on Saturday (June 11) with over 100,000 people taking part in the annual gay pride parade, according to local…

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Suspended Gay Priest Krzysztof Charamsa Wants LGBT Catholics to Get Angry

Alturi catches up with former Vatican official Krzysztof Charamsa, who, since coming out and being promptly fired in 2015, has been quietly stirring up the Catholic Church’s next ideological evolution in his…