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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Dua Lipa ‘proud’ of Fans Ejected from Concert for Waving LGBT Flags

The pop singer Dua Lipa has praised her fans’ bravery after some audience members at her concert in Shanghai were forcefully removed for dancing in their seats and apparently waving flags in support of…

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ADDED ON: 09/14/2018

Romania Has Just Moved One Step Closer to Making Same-sex Marriage Illegal

Same-sex marriage could forever be in jeopardy in Romania after the senate overwhelmingly voted to allow a referendum which could change the eastern European country's Constitution. The proposed referendum would ask Romanians whether they…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

LGBTI Kenyans Hope for Court Win After India Scraps ‘gay sex’ Ban

A battle in Kenya’s courts to throw out a British colonial-era law criminalizing gay sex has been reinvigorated after India scrapped similar legislation in a landmark ruling last week, LGBT rights campaigners…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2018

LGBT-friendly Berlin Mosque Deradicalises Muslim Youth

Tugay Sarac was just 15 when he first talked about travelling from Germany to Syria to fight for Islamic State. But unlike his friends at the time, Sarac had turned to radical…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

Romania Set for Divisive Anti-gay Referendum

Romania is set to hold a divisive constitutional referendum on October 7 after the country’s senate voted to approve an amendment that would change the constitutional definition of a married couple from…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

The Homophobic Legacy of the British Empire

A wave of joy and relief swept through India's LGBTI community last week following a landmark decision by the country's Supreme Court to legalize consensual gay sex. The announcement that Section 377,…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

British LGBTI Domestic Abuse Victims Twice as Likely to Attempt Suicide

British LGBTI victims of domestic abuse are almost twice as likely to have attempted suicide as their heterosexual counterparts, a major survey published on Tuesday revealed. Gay and transgender people attacked by…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

Romania Moves Closer to Ruling Out Same-sex Marriage

Romanian senators have approved a law that would pave the way for the constitution to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/12/2018

Hundreds Sign Controversial Petition to Ban Inverness Gay Pride March Branding it ‘shameful and deeply offensive’

HUNDREDS of people have signed a petition to stop a parade celebrating gay culture in Inverness, describing it as ‘unsavoury and deeply offensive’. The controversial petition has gathered over 700 signatures to…

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ADDED ON: 09/10/2018

Lithuanian Artist Launches LGBT Rainbow Flashmob After Arson Attack

Lithuanians are fighting to flood their country with hundreds of rainbow flags following a suspected homophobic arson attack against an artist in Vilnius. Police officers in Vilnius warned gay filmmaker Romas Zabarauskas…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2018

Muslim Council Asks Government to Stop Evangelical Preacher With Links to Trump Visiting UK

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has called on the Home Office to stop an evangelical preacher from the US coming to the UK. Franklin Graham, the son of the evangelist Billy Graham, is linked to Donald…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2018

AKP Youth Leader Threatens Turkish Fashion Designer Critical of Erdoğan with Death

The chairman of a youth branch of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) chaired by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threatened to kill famous Turkish fashion designer Barbaros Şansal, who is…

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