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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/29/2020

This artist is proving you can be disabled, queer and sexuality active one powerful illustration at a time

llustrator Dandy Doodlez has opened up about sex, the intersection between queerness and disability, and why the LGBT+ community is so inaccessible. Dandy developed Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), a complex neurological disease that…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2020

Pope proclaims year of families, offers advice to keep peace

Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed an upcoming year dedicated to the family as he doubled down on one of his papal priorities and urged renewed attention to his controversial 2016 document on…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2020

Pompeii archaeologists uncover ancient homophobic insult to tavern owner

Archaeologists excavating a snack bar in the ruins of Italy’s Pompeii have uncovered “exceptional” frescoes, and obscene graffiti likely directed at the establishment’s seventh century owner. The volcanic ash which buried the…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2020

Tears of joy as LGBTQ asylum seeker battered by police wins fight to stay in Liverpool

An LGBTQ asylum seeker described their tears of joy when a judge said they could stay in Liverpool after fleeing murder, police brutality and discrimination in El Salvador. The artist, who now…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2020

Heroes of 2020: People Who Made a Difference

In Poland, it was not one man or woman but an entire movement of women that has been a force for the better this year. Formed this year, and the biggest protest…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2020

Dozens of anti-gay groups are making money off Amazon’s charity platform

More than 40 anti-LGBTQ organizations are skirting AmazonSmile’s ban on promoting hatred and intolerance, according to a new report. Amazon’s charity platform is allowing dozens of anti-LGBTQ organizations to receive donations, according…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2020

Polish homophobes shamelessly vandalise rainbow benches designed to ‘colour this grey reality’

Rainbow benches in the Polish town of Kielce have been vandalised after widespread opposition to their installation. Fifteen benches were due to be installed throughout Kielce throughout 2020 as part of a…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Are COVID-19 vaccines safe for people living with HIV?

As the first COVID-19 vaccines are rolled out around the world, HIV/AIDS experts and advocates have sought to reassure those living with HIV that they can safely get the coronavirus vaccination. Some…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

Norwegian Methodist Church issues apology to LGBT community

On 21 December, 2020, this historic statement was published on the Methodist Church's website: “The Methodist Church in Norway admits and apologizes for the condemning attitudes and actions that have inflicted insults,…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

British trans clinic appeals puberty blockers judgment

LONDON, Dec 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - England’s only youth gender clinic said on Tuesday it had sought leave to appeal a court ruling that has stopped its doctors from being able…

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2020

From queer to queer’: How locals are supporting LGBTQ asylum seekers in Denmark

LGBT Asylum is an NGO whose aim is to offer support and counselling for LGBT+ asylum applicants in Denmark. It was formed in 2012, when the country allowed LGBT+ people to ask…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2020

Greek LGBTQ+ rights: ‘It was a lynching. No other way to describe it’

Days after his death in the heart of Athens, the image of Zak Kostopoulos began to appear across the city centre, on buildings and nondescript office blocks, the marble steps of neoclassical…

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