fbpx

Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

What is conversion therapy and will it be banned?

According to NHS England, conversion therapy, sometimes called "reparative therapy" or "gay cure therapy", is based on attempts to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity. It and other professional bodies have…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/24/2021

Plans for DUP leader Arlene Foster to meet with LGBT groups ‘belatedly welcome’ say campaigners

Plans for First Minister Arlene Foster to meet with LGBT organisations have been described by campaigners as "belatedly welcome". The DUP leader is set to meet with LGBT groups in the coming…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/22/2021

Turkish prosecutors seek jail terms for anti-government student protesters

Turkish prosecutors are seeking prison sentences for 97 people for taking part in one of the country’s biggest anti-government protest movements in years, sparked by the state appointment of a new rector…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/20/2021

Gay conversion ban: Therapy is a ‘humiliating and harmful practice’

Gay conversion therapy is a humiliating and harmful practice that needs to be banned, a Stormont assembly debate has heard. Politicians on Tuesday passed a motion calling for a ban on gay…

GO TO FULL STORY

Thomas Roughan and Zsuzsanna Zsuro — Queer Budapest

Over two days in November 2020, attendees of the Queer Budapest Exhibition were able to explore contemporary queer culture in Budapest through the lens of a curated selection of artists currently operating…

ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

German NGO files legal case against Chechen officials over anti-gay purges

Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are the subject of a criminal complaint in Germany for crimes against humanity, in a legal attempt to seek justice…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/19/2021

Gay former extremist Caolan Robertson says leaving the far-right was like escaping ‘a cult’

A gay former extremist Caolan Robertson has said that leaving the far-right was like leaving “a cult”, and explained how homophobia contributed to his radicalisation. Robertson grew up in the Republic of…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Nicola Sturgeon pledges action against gay conversion therapy and reaffirms commitment on gender recognition reform

Last week Boris Johnson disbanded an LGBT advisory panel, which had been appointed by Theresa May when she was prime minister, shortly after three members quit accusing the UK Government of dragging…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

Turkey’s women’s treaty exit legitimises crimes against women

Turkey’s withdrawal from a European treaty aimed at protecting women against violence is a major setback with catastrophic consequences for women, Turkish writer Elif Şafak told actress Angelina Jolie in an interview…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/18/2021

‘Being trans is not something you put on and take off. It’s part of who you are’

Rowan Moore’s son Felix came out as transgender to his family seven years ago, when he was 19. Here they address some of the significant themes in the discussion about trans rights…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/17/2021

LGBT People Fleeing Harassment in Iran Find Life No Easier in Turkey

For hundreds of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Iranians who fled their homeland because of persecution for who they are, moving to Turkey was not a significant improvement. Sexual and gender minorities…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 04/17/2021

EU urged to ban ‘discriminatory’ AI tools that detect gender or sexuality

A cross-party group of European lawmakers called on Friday for an EU ban on artificial intelligence (AI) systems that detect and label people according to gender or sexuality, saying the technology was…

GO TO FULL STORY