Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 04/27/2019

Gay club in central Ukraine raided by police

A popular gay nightclub in central Ukraine has been raided by police, with eyewitnesses claiming officers “behaved in a homophobic way.” Potemkin club in the city of Dnipro was raided at 1am…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

How Poland’s attacks on LGBT rights strengthened the Polish LGBT movement

In late February, the mayor of Warsaw issued a declaration combating discrimination against LGBT people by providing better sex education in schools and creating a city shelter for LGBT individuals kicked out…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

Armenian MPs call for transgender activist Lilit Martirosyan to be burned alive after high-profile speech

Armenia’s first registered transgender woman has received death threats after making a speech in her country’s national assembly. Lilit Martirosyan became the first member of her country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

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ADDED ON: 04/26/2019

“Pride” Film Tells True Story of a 1984 LGBT Group

On April 23, the film “Pride” showcased for an audience of approximately 100 people in Flex Theatre in the HUB-Robeson Center at 7 p.m. Directed by Matthew Warchus and based on a…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2019

Polish leader: LGBT rights an import that threatens nation

The chairman of Poland’s conservative ruling party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has called the LGBT rights movement a foreign import that threatens the Polish nation. Kaczynski, Poland’s most important politician, also said “everyone must…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2019

New IRA claims responsibility Northern Ireland lesbian journalist’s death

Members of the New IRA apologized for last week's killing of prominent lesbian journalist Lyra McKee by one of its volunteer members in a statement to the media Tuesday. McKee was shot…

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ADDED ON: 04/24/2019

Facebook has quietly removed three bogus far-right networks in Spain ahead of Sunday’s elections

Facebook has quietly removed three far-right networks that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior intended to spread politically divisive content in Spain ahead of a general election in the country, which takes…

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ADDED ON: 04/23/2019

Chechnya: Islam + tribal honor = danger for gays

In Chechnya, traditional leaders feel threatened by society’s free access to information online, by empowered and independent women, and by the very existence of queer people. The complex and challenging situation with…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2019

More needs to be done’ to support North-East LGBT community

A LEADING campaigner who believe life is improving for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community says that much more needs to be done to bring about more change in the region.…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2019

Court lifts ban on LGBT Pride events in Turkey’s capital city

LGBT+ Pride events can now be held in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, as a court has lifted a ban that previously prohibited such celebrations. The news was announced on Thursday…

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ADDED ON: 04/22/2019

Lyra McKee: kindness defined her, we must fight for her memory

Like a lot of gay people, Lyra McKee spent a long time hiding first. Of course she did. The Bible told her she was going to Hell. Her society told her she…

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ADDED ON: 04/21/2019

THOUSANDS TURN OUT TO SAY NO TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN CAYMAN

An estimated 2,000 people filled Cayman’s capital on Saturday (13 April) to rally against same-sex marriage in the Cayman Islands. It comes on the heels of the Government saying it will appeal…

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