Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/27/2018

Anti-discrimination ‘We All Belong’ pledge launch

The ‘We All Belong’ campaign in Derry & Strabane have launched their pledge to tackle prejudice, racism, discrimination and all forms of hatred. Public representatives, as well as people with disabilities, LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 12/27/2018

Activists replace 200 Tube adverts with instructions on how to stop deportations

Campaign asks members of the public to protest deportations on commercial flights by refusing to take seat. Campaigners have “hacked” hundreds of adverts on the London Underground, replacing them with notices telling passengers how…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2018

No ‘Gay Propaganda’ Found in Schoolchildren’s Art, Police Say

Police found no violations of Russia’s gay propaganda laws in confiscated children’s drawings from a school art exhibition after parents complained that they depicted same-sex couples. Russia outlawed “homosexual propaganda” among minors…

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ADDED ON: 12/26/2018

Gay Life in Berlin Is Starting to Echo a Darker Era

Germany has long been lauded for its liberal attitude toward sex. It recently passed laws allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt, and just became the first European country to legalize a third…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2018

Peep Show’s Robert Webb slams trans charity that saves lives: ‘Mermaids sucks’

Peep Show star Robert Webb has attacked a UK charity that helps to save trans lives. The British comedian slammed Mermaids in a series of tweets that backed an article written by…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2018

Stonewall hits back at ‘inaccurate’ transgender lottery grant bias claims

Stonewall has responded to an “inaccurate” article by the Sunday Times about a grant reportedly awarded to the charity by the Big Lottery Fund. The piece claimed £500,000 was donated to the…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2018

Transgender university students told not to use men’s toilet

Two transgender students have received an apology from their English university after a security guard told them not to use the men’s toilets. The security guard allegedly asked the two students –…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2018

LGBTQ young homeless people often remain invisible when mainstream providers deliver services

Earlier this week, it was revealed that there has been a huge spike in deaths of homeless people sleeping on Britain’s streets. We’re shocked and extremely saddened to hear about the rise…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2018

Thousands of Canadians have signed petitions to ban conversion therapy

Thousands of Canadians have rallied behind two petitions calling for a nationwide ban of conversion therapy. It's part of a wider global trend condemning the practice.

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ADDED ON: 12/23/2018

Formerly Antigay Mom Tells Parents: Don’t ‘Repeat My Mistake’

When Ukrainian mother Olena Globa discovered her teenage son's love poems about a man, she confronted him and demanded, "Are you a faggot?" When her son Bogdan responded that he was gay,…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

CONIFA referee Raymond Mashamba, outed as gay in Zimbabwe, granted asylum in UK

Raymond Mashamba was being blackmailed over his sexuality by a former friend in Bulawayo before and during the CONIFA World Football Cup, an international tournament for teams not affiliated to FIFA at…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2018

Report documents anti-LGBTI extrajudicial killings in Chechnya

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Thursday released a report that documents extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses against LGBTI people in Chechnya. The report, which the OSCE’s Office for…

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