Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/28/2020

Lesbian speaks about the heartbreaking process of trying to ‘prove’ sexuality to the government

A lesbian from Zimbabwe has spoken out about how it took five gruelling years to convince the Home Office that she’s gay and should be granted asylum. Angel fled to the UK…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2020

‘Return the key’: the parents who reject their gay children

Chris Jewell was in tears after a big, intense fight with his boyfriend of five years. So big, the police were called. Highly distressed, he phoned someone with whom his relationship had…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2020

Priest who compared LGBT-inclusive education to Nazism invited to speak in UK parliament

An anti-abortion Anglican priest who said LGBT-inclusive education is “state-sponsored abuse” and comparable to Nazism has been invited to speak in UK parliament. Reverend Lynda Rose was invited by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson,…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2020

Irish leader Varadkar to resign, as parliament fails to find new leader

Irish leader Leo Varadkar has told parliament that he will resign on Thursday night, after suffering a crushing defeat in a parliamentary vote. No clear successor has emerged from the process to…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2020

A THIRD OF POLAND DECLARED ‘LGBT-FREE ZONE’

Local municipalities across a third of Poland have adopted resolutions “against LGBT propaganda” or “pro-family”, creating what rights groups describe as hostile spaces for anyone who is not heterosexual or committed to…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2020

No Scottish police officers have been trained to tackle LGBT hate crime in four years despite being a ‘priority’

Despite rocketing rates of violence against LGBT+ people in Scotland, absolutely no Police Scotland officers have been sent to a training course to better tackle the upsurge of hate crime in around…

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ADDED ON: 02/24/2020

Torched Effigy of Gay Couple Causes Outrage in Croatia

The Croatian President, government ministers, LGBT rights groups and the Ombudsperson on Monday all condemned the burning of an effigy of a kissing same-sex couple and their child at a Dalmatian carnival,…

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ADDED ON: 02/23/2020

Teenage transgender row splits Sweden as dysphoria diagnoses soar by 1,500%

For several days this week the veteran Swedish journalist Malou von Sivers will cover the same topic in every episode of her nightly TV chat show: the extraordinary rise in diagnoses of…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2020

Polish court says campaign that linked homosexuality and paedophilia was “informative”

A Polish court has ruled in favour of a campaign that linked homosexuality and paedophilia, claiming it was “informative” and that it raised awareness. Polish lawyer, Bartłomiej Ciążyński, filed a suit against…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2020

Acting intelligence head Richard Grenell’s push to decriminalize homosexuality has yielded little

Donald Trump became the first president to name an openly gay person to a Cabinet-level position Wednesday when he announced that Richard Grenell would serve as his acting director of national intelligence.…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2020

Osaka and Japan’s outreach to LGBT tourism is a model for Ireland to replicate

Ireland's groundbreaking marriage equality vote will be five years old this May - but have you seen one major ad campaign to attract the sought after LGBT tourist market to our shores?…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2020

French town suspends ties with Polish twin city over LGBT rights

A Polish mayor on Monday deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an area “free of LGBT ideology.”…

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