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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/04/2020

YouTube takes down anti-gay ad after outrage in Russia

An online video suggesting Russians back constitutional reform or see gay couples win adoption rights was taken down by YouTube on Wednesday after LGBT+ groups said it incited hatred. The clip, posted…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2020

‘Completely Crazy’: Activists Slam Antigay Ad As Russia’s Constitutional Vote Looms

A Russian media group linked to a close associate of President Vladimir Putin has produced an antigay political ad ahead of a vote on constitutional amendments that would open the door for…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2020

Hungary’s new anti-transgender law is threatening to set hard-won LGBT rights back decades

The Hungarian parliament has voted to strip transgender people of their current rights to legally change their gender. The new law defines gender on the basis of chromosomes at birth, ending the…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2020

Liberal mayor’s entry revs Polish presidential race

Childhood actor. Pro-democracy activist. Avid supporter of the European Union and LGBT rights. Warsaw's liberal mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski, made a late entry into Poland's presidential election and has quickly emerged as the…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2020

Families are major source of abuse for gay women, trans people, report says

Family members are often the main perpetrators of abuse against lesbians, bisexual women and transgender people, according to a major global report published on Monday. The study of 24 countries by Britain’s…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

A Polish gay couple took their rainbow face masks to an ‘LGBT-Free Zone’

Polish gay couple have taken their free rainbow face masks to the heart of one of the country’s ‘LGBT-Free Zones’. Towns and districts across Poland have declared themselves ‘LGBT-Free’ in the last…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2020

Two Years in Prison for Gay Sex in Turkmenistan

In Turkmenistan, men who have sex with men continue to be arrested and imprisoned on sodomy charges. In mid-March independent media in the region reported the arrest of a popular entertainer as…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

Russia ‘Ready’ for New Comedy on Gay Activists’ 1970s Soviet Visit, Producer Says

Oscar-nominated Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky has announced a new television series based on the real-life story of a group of LGBT activists who visited the Soviet Union on a mistaken invitation. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2020

Marie Cau: First transgender mayor elected in France

A trans woman in France has won election in her local commune to become the country's first openly transgender mayor. The council in Tilloy-lez-Marchiennes in northeastern France chose Marie Cau as its…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2020

Leaked Zoom call reveals homophobia of Azerbaijan opposition politicians

A series of Zoom calls between senior members of the National Council of Democratic Forces, representing opposition parties in the Azerbaijani National Assembly, has revealed strong homophobic sentiment within the group, according…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

U.K. Contact Tracing App Could Endanger LGBT Human Rights

Contact tracing is going to become an inevitable reality as the world leaves lockdown. But, the longterm human rights implications of that for LGBT people and minorities could be "incredible," experts are…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2020

‘It means that I’m not limiting myself’: Being agender means living outside the gender binary

What is agender? For this arts worker, its meaning comes down to “not limiting” yourself to the perceived gender binary. The definition of agender in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is: “A person who…

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