Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Gay teacher threatened over LGBT lessons named as finalist for world’s top teaching award

A gay teacher who has been threatened over lessons on homosexuality has been named as a top 10 finalist for one of the world’s top teaching awards. Andrew Moffat, assistant head and…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Georgian far right vows to shut down upcoming LGBT parade

LGBT Pride Week will be held in Tbilisi from 18-23 June and is organized by Tbilisi Pride. Preparations for the event have already begun, and a preliminary programme of events has been…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Iceland’s Intersex Children at Risk As Without New Protection, Activist Says

The future health of Iceland's intersex children has been put at risk with the removal of protections from a draft law that promotes transgender rights, the country's leading intersex activist said on…

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ADDED ON: 02/19/2019

Gay Pastoral Ministers in the Netherlands Publish Open Letter to Pope Francis

Gay pastoral ministers in the Netherlands have published an open letter to Pope Francis protesting the Vatican’s ban on gay priests and claiming the Gospel’s credibility is imperiled by the Church’s attitude…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

LGBTQ Armenians Face Reign of Terror

On Monday, there was another gay-bashing in Armenia, this time against a member of Right Side NGO, a trans activism organization. Max Yarzhapetyan was walking on the street in Yerevan, the capital…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

German minister calls for ban on conversion therapy

The German health minister, Jens Spahn, has said that he will seek to ban “conversion therapies” that claim to change sexual orientation. “Homosexuality is not an illness, which is why it does…

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ADDED ON: 02/18/2019

Outing the Irish LGBT past, telling the truth to the present at New York Irish Center

For most of the 20th century, LGBT Irish citizens were forced to live in a kind of exile in their own country, with the laws, the church and public opinion all working…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Ten Exiled LGBTQ Activists Speak

“We want to give a voice to those, who are not heard, whose voice has been taken,” Ali Feruz says. “Because the story of every human is at the same time the…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Gay Politician Makes His Own Political Party in Conservative Poland

Robert Biedron, a gay and atheist politician, in Catholic, conservative Poland, has created his own progressive political party of young, urban members called the Spring party. Biedron, 42, a former LGBT activist,…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

North Africa seen as unsafe for LGBT people: Rights Groups

The Bundesrat, Germany's upper house of parliament, is considering whether to recognize Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia as "safe countries of origin." Yet LGBT people are still persecuted in all three places.  Luise…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2019

How British Feminism Became Anti-Trans

The most vocal trans-exclusionary voices are, ostensibly, “feminist” ones, and anti-trans lobbying is a mainstream activity. Case in point: Ms. Parker told the podcast “Feminist Current” that she’d changed her thinking on…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2019

LGBT+ Victims of Spain’s Franco Regime Fight for Compensation

Moves by Spain to finally exhume the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco have spurred growing demands for compensation by LGBT+ victims of oppression and torture under his 36-year regime. Spain voted…

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