Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

Uproar after Irish priest says Varadkar and other gay politicians will go to hell

A Catholic priest has caused uproar in Ireland after declaring that the deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and other gay politicians will go to hell. Fr Seán Sheehy, 65, condemned homosexuality, trans rights and abortion…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2022

7 queer French Muslims reflect on their identity and upbringing

Documentary and portrait photographer Camille Farrah Lenain dissects issues of representation, collective memory and identity through long-term projects grounded in portraiture. Connecting the dots that make up her subjects’ stories, she refocuses…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2022

Dutch increasingly critical about transgender law

This year, Dutch citizens have become more critical of a transgender proposal that should make it easier for people to change their gender on birth certificates and identity papers. The initiators of…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2022

Czech MP comes out as gay after Slovakia LGBTQ+ bar shooting: ‘Society is being radicalised’

A Czech Republic MP has come out as gay in the wake of an apparent anti-LGBTQ+ shooting in neighbouring Slovakia. Jiří Navrátil discussed his sexuality and his experiences as a gay man…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Transgender and intersex people demonstrate in Brussels for more rights and respect

Some 300 people demonstrated in Brussels on Sunday afternoon to demand more rights and respect for transgender and intersex people. “We are still excluded and attacked in this society because of who we…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Young gay couple jumps to their deaths after posting final photos together on Instagram

A young gay couple jumped to their deaths from a bridge in Armenia last week, after posting a series of photos together on Instagram and tagging them “Happy End.” The last photo…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2022

UN expresses deep concern over Russia’s ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ law

The United Nations said on Friday that it was "deeply concerened" by moves of Russian legislature to toughen up the notorious 'LGBTQ propaganda' law. The UN has urged Russian lawmakers to repeal…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2022

Vatican’s Latest Synod Document Recognizes LGBTQ+ People as Pressing Pastoral Issue

The Vatican released the latest working document for the Synod on Synodality yesterday, which included LGBTQ+ issues at two points. The document is a signal for LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies to keep…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

UK foreign secretary under fire for saying LGBT soccer fans should be ‘respectful’ at Qatar World Cup

British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly is receiving backlash for suggesting gay soccer fans should be “respectful” in Qatar when attending the FIFA World Cup set to take place in the Gulf Arab state later this year. Speaking to…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

Russia moves to ban ‘LGBT propaganda’ among all ages

Russian lawmakers backed a bill on Thursday that would expand an existing ban on the promotion of “LGBT propaganda” among children to include people of all ages, a move critics see as…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2022

Thousands rally in Prague to honor two slain Slovak gay men

PRAGUE —  Thousands rallied in the Czech capital Wednesday to honor two Slovak gay men shot dead this month outside a bar in Slovakia, and demanded better protection of LGBTQ people and their families. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/26/2022

Where does Britain’s new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak stand on LGBTQ issues?

Conservative party leader and former treasury minister Rishi Sunak has become Britain’s first prime minister (PM) of color, following the 49-day tenure of former PM Liz Truss. Conservatives have helped secure vital…

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