Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/17/2019

Young people key to combatting homophobia: LGBT rugby chief

Educating young people about the evils of homophobia was a key message from Europe's largest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament, the biennial Union Cup, held in Dublin last weekend, organisers said. Richie Fagan,…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2019

Legalising homosexuality: Germany did it 25 years ago – what about other European countries?

This week Germany celebrated legalising homosexuality twenty-five years ago. Until June 11, 1994, it was still considered a crime in Germany even though since 1969 homosexuals were no longer prosecuted for “fornication”.…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

Same-sex couple on viral London bus attack: ‘We were just sexual objects’

A same-sex couple have opened up about the homophobic and misogynistic attack they suffered on a bus in north London. A picture of a bloody and crying couple went viral last week.…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2019

Supporters and opponents of LGBT pride march clash in Tbilisi

Participants of a protest demonstration of LGBT activists in the center of Tbilisi in front of the government office building clashed with Orthodox activists last evening. The latter tried to prevent LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2019

With the help of his boyfriend, a German reporter asked Iran’s foreign minister why the country executes people for being gay

When Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif faced questions from foreign journalists on Monday in Tehran after a meeting with his German counterpart, Heiko Maas, he may have expected some uncomfortable questions.…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2019

How L.G.B.T. Couples in Russia Decide Whether to Leave the Country

In March, a member of the Russian senate asked the prosecutor general to look into the issue of yoga in pretrial detention. Yoga classes, organized on the recommendation of human-rights activists, had…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2019

Vatican issues guidance questioning modern gender identity

The Vatican has released a new document challenging modern conceptions of gender identity. The 31-page teaching guidance, released on Monday, is titled Male and Female He Created Them. It speaks of an…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2019

Germany: Gay conversion ‘therapy’ ban presented

German Health Minister Jens Spahn announced his plan on Tuesday to ban so-called gay conversion therapy nationwide. Although the practice is not as common in Germany as it is in other nations,…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2019

Munroe Bergdorf: NSPCC cuts ties with transgender activist

Transgender activist Munroe Bergdorf says she is "unbelievably sad" that the NSPCC has cut ties with her, days after she revealed she was Childline's "first LGBT+ campaigner". She said the charity was…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Warsaw to Hold Gay Pride Parade Amid Fears and Threats in Poland

The largest pride parade in central and Eastern Europe was expected to bring thousands of people to the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, at a time when the gay rights movement in…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

‘If nothing changes, I’ll kill myself’: The horrific plight of LGBT+ asylum seekers in Russia

“Russia is the last place I wanted to end up,” says Ahmet, 25. “But I don’t have a choice – it is either this or death.” Ahmet, originally from Gaza, was never…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2019

Lesbian couple viciously beaten in homophobic attack on London bus

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with a homophobic attack on two women on a London bus that prompted widespread condemnation in the UK. The attack took place on a night…

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