Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 01/13/2023

LGBTQ+ groups alarmed by UK review of migrant trans recognition

Jan 13 (Openly) - Trans migrants in Britain could face increased harassment and discrimination if the government proceeds with plans to stop recognising legal gender change documents from some other countries, LGBTQ+…

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ADDED ON: 01/13/2023

European court issues judgment over LGBT work discrimination

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has ruled that sexual orientation cannot be a reason to refuse to conclude a contract with a self-employed person, in a case brought by a Polish…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2023

Queer or gay? Why LGBTQ+ people are fiercely debating former slur being reclaimed

The word ‘queer’ is intrinsically linked to the LGBTQ+ community – it’s right there in the name. However, the way the word is used and received by some people is complicated. While many of…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2023

Germany pushes to end gay blood donor discrimination

The German government on Tuesday pledged to end discrimination against men or trans women who have sex with men and who wish to donate blood. German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said that…

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ADDED ON: 01/11/2023

England and Wales’ census records trans and queer populations for the first time ever

For the first time ever, the number of trans and non-binary residents of England and Wales has been counted in the population census. The 2021 England and Wales population census marked the…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2023

Polish town changes mind on ‘anti-LGBTQ+’ stance after threat of losing EU funding

A town in Poland is dropping its official anti-LGBTQ+ stance in favour of being non-discriminatory, reportedly at the risk of losing out on funding. In March 2019, the local council in Świdnik,…

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ADDED ON: 01/10/2023

Liechtenstein prelate cancels parliamentary Mass over gay marriage bill

The New Year is off to a rocky start for parliamentarians in the tiny European nation of Liechtenstein, who are currently in a standoff with the country’s lone Archbishop, Wolfgang Haas, over…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2023

Polish town replaces anti-LGBT resolution with anti-discrimination declaration amid EU funding threat

A town that, nearly four years ago, was among the first of many in Poland to adopt a resolution declaring itself “free from LGBT ideology” has now replaced the document with one…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2023

England and Wales census counts trans and non-binary people for first time

Transgender and non-binary people have been counted for the first time in the 220-year history of the census for England and Wales, which has revealed that 262,000 people identify as a gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Ukrainian Kyiv-based pride organization asks Canadians to open homes to LGBTQ refugees

Simon Fraser University professor Svitlana Matviyenko was in Kyiv on New Year's Eve when Russia fired missiles into the city. "It was a very strange experience, obviously. And scary in many ways,"…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2023

Recognizing LGBT+ Rights in Ukraine – Lessons from Iceland

In 2015, the Ukrainian parliament approved an anti-discrimination in employment law concerning sexual orientation and gender identity, and in 2016 Ukrainian authorities simplified the transgender transition process for transgender people and began…

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ADDED ON: 01/03/2023

UK’s first non-binary priest reveals God guided them to come out after an epiphany

A non-binary priest says God guided them to come out after an epiphany. Bingo Allison, 36, is to their knowledge the first openly non-binary priest to be ordained in the Church of…

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