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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Banned and blocked: LGBT+ websites censored from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist Mikhail Tumasov took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up.…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Romania’s LGBT community sees gains, ongoing rights struggle

The last person jailed for being gay in Romania walked free in 1998. The country decriminalized homosexuality three years after that, in 2001, while reforming its laws to qualify for membership in…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

OPINION: Social media is a weapon of mass LGBT+ destruction that must be disarmed

Pride month ended this year with Europe divided. A rainbow curtain now cuts across the European Union, with Hungary’s anti-LGBT+ law just the latest sign of an increasingly sharp frontier in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Finland to consider conversion therapy ban after overwhelming public demand

A citizens’ initiative to ban sexual orientation and gender identification conversion therapy is moving forward to being considered by parliament after it gathered the needed 50,000 signatures within only a month. In…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

No End to Chechnya’s Violent Anti-Gay Campaign

The Russian LGBT Network has reported that in May 2021, Chechen-speaking men abducted Ibragim Selimkhanov in Moscow and forcibly returned him to Chechnya’s capital Grozny, where authorities interrogated him about gay people…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Biden urged to raise LGBTQ rights with Ukraine president

Members of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus have urged President Biden to raise LGBTQ rights with his Ukrainian counterpart when they meet at the White House on Wednesday. “We write today to…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Attacks on LGBTQ+ community across UK spark fear

The government data for England, Wales and Scotland has revealed that since 2015, hate crimes related to sexual orientation and gender identity have increased. In the year to March 2020 in England…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2021

Ukrainian Police Clash With Far-Right Group At Odesa Pride March

Violent clashes broke out on August 28 between Ukrainian police and a far-right nationalist group trying to disrupt an annual LGBT Pride march in the port city of Odesa. Police detained at…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

Lithuania’s second city continues court row around first LGBTQ+ pride

A court in Lithuania has ordered Kaunas municipality to allow holding the first LGBTQ+ pride event in the city. The municipality has appealed against the ruling adding suspense to the event planned…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

UK HOME OFFICE TELLS GAY AFGHAN THAT HE COULD BE SENT BACK TO AFGHANISTAN

An undocumented Afghan man living in the United Kingdom has been reportedly told by the Home Office that he may have to go back to Afghanistan. Ahmad, 29, arrived in the United…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

Moscow man abducted, taken to Chechnya and pressed for information on LGBTQ people, says Russian rights group

A man was abducted in Moscow, taken to Chechnya and then pressed for information on LGBTQ people in the region earlier this year, according to the Russian LGBT Network. On Wednesday, the…

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ADDED ON: 08/26/2021

People ‘anxious to go home’ to Poland amid anti-LGBT regime

Polish people living in Merseyside have revealed they are anxious about returning to their home country. Maciej, who lives in Southport, and Wiktoria, who lives in Liverpool, are two of countless LGBT+…

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