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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 04/23/2022

Out in the World: Europe’s San Marino elects first out gay head of state

San Marino, the world's oldest republic, appointed the world's first gay head of state when Paolo Rondelli was named one of two captains regent. Rondelli, 58, was inaugurated as one of the…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2022

Denmark, Honduras join U.N. LGBTI Core Group

Denmark and Honduras have joined a group of U.N. countries that have pledged to support to LGBTQ rights. “Denmark is deeply honored to officially enter into the LGBTI Core Group,” tweeted Denmark’s Permanent Mission…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2022

Fifty Years On, Norway Apologises for Law That Criminalised Gay Sex

OSLO (Reuters) - The Norwegian government formally apologised to gay men on Wednesday for a law that once criminalised sexual intercourse between men. Some 119 individuals were convicted and sent to jail…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2022

The film Putin doesn’t want the world to see: Firebird, a gay love story about fighter pilots

Oleg Zagorodnii is sitting in the cafe he owns in Kyiv, beneath a brightly coloured painting of Aladdin smiling down from the wall behind. “It is just me now, no baristas,” says…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2022

Look Inside Lambda Warszawa, the Organization Helping LGBTQ Ukrainian Refugees.

A deeply Catholic country, Poland has long been a fraught place for LGBTQ people. But in 2015, when President Andrzej Duda was elected, anti-LGBTQ sentiments increased amid hate campaigns that made queer…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2022

We did not run away’: Ukraine’s LGBTQ+ community fights homophobia on the frontlines.

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, members of the LGBTQ+ community and activists have been visibly joining and helping Ukraine’s army - with some hoping their participation will erode prejudice. With this…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2022

Murders of two gay men in Ireland serve as brutal reminder that LGBT+ people still aren’t safe

In September 1982, a gay man called Declan Flynn was brutally murdered in Dublin’s Fairview Park by a group of teenage boys for the simple crime of being gay. At that time,…

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ADDED ON: 04/17/2022

Russia Adds Prominent Journalists, LGBT Activists To Registry Of ‘Foreign Agents’

The Russian Justice Ministry has added several journalists, including some who have collaborated with RFE/RL, and two LGBT rights activists to its registry of foreign agents. Two prominent journalists -- Yury Dud,…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2022

The library sheltering queer refugees fleeing Ukraine

This is not the story I planned to write. Initially, it was about Biblioteka Azyl, the queer library Filip Kijowski founded at Lublin’s Galeria Labirynt in 2020 with curator Waldemar Tatarczuk. Kijowski…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2022

Kosovo’s underground LGBTQ community leads ‘double life’

The Kosovo couple have hidden their relationship for eight years. Whenever they meet in public, common friends are invited in order not to raise suspicion. They also hesitate to even post on…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2022

Man Attacks Chair of Ukrainian LGBT Rights Group

(WB) A man on Thursday attacked the chair of an LGBT rights group in Ukraine with pepper spray. Insight Chair Olena Shevchenko in a Facebook post said the man attacked her in Lviv,…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2022

Thousands expected at LGBT vigils for Sligo murder victims

Thousands of people are expected to attend vigils over the coming days to honour the memory of two men, Aidan Moffitt 41, and Michael Snee 58, found murdered earlier this week in…

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