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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/21/2020

Boris Johnson appoints evangelical anti-LGBT+ MP as religious freedom envoy

Boris Johnson has sparked serious concern with the appointment of Fiona Bruce MP as his new envoy for freedom of religion and belief. It was announced on Sunday (20 December) that Bruce,…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2020

Lithuania set to legalize gay civil partnerships next year, says LGBT+ lawmaker

Lithuania looks set to legalise same-sex civil partnerships next year, but gay marriage could be up to a decade away, according to the country’s only openly LGBT+ lawmaker - elected this year…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2020

French teens protest after transgender classmate’s suicide

About 100 teenagers rallied in northern France on Friday to pay homage to a transgender student who killed herself this week after facing tensions with school officials for wearing a skirt to…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2020

Switzerland parliament approves same-sex marriage

GENEVA: Switzerland's parliament approved a bill Friday allowing same-sex couples to marry, finally bringing the small Alpine nation into line with much of Europe on gay rights. But the Swiss themselves will…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2020

Romanian top court overturns ban on gender identity studies

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania’s Constitutional Court overturned on Wednesday a blanket ban on gender identity studies voted through by lawmakers and which rights groups and universities said would infringe on human rights…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2020

LGBT rights: Hungary passes law banning same-sex adoption

The Hungarian parliament has approved a draft law that would effectively ban same-sex adoption. It also tightens the definition of marriage and the family unit. Hungarian lawmakers on Tuesday passed a law…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

New Zealand, Britain ease rules on blood donations by gay men

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - New Zealand and Britain became on Monday the latest countries to ease rules on blood donations by gay and bisexual men, as supply concerns caused by COVID-19…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2020

Hungary: Homophobic adoption bill is part of an ongoing attack on LGBTQ community

Ahead of the vote on Tuesday in the Hungarian parliament on amendments that will strip non-married couples of the right to adoption and further restrict the rights of LGBTQ people, David Vig,…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2020

‘Some people have two daddies’: The campaigners fighting for schoolkids to know it’s OK to grow up gay

In September, it became compulsory for schools across England to teach LGBT-inclusive lessons as part of the curriculum. Pupils in secondary schools will now learn about sexual orientation and gender identity while…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2020

Turkish court postpones trial of 19 Pride attendees, infringing their right to fair judicial process

During the hearing, all the defendants gave testimonies explaining how this trial is a cloud over their heads which negatively impacts their everyday lives. The trial has lasted one and a half…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2020

Still battles to be won, 50 years on from Highbury Fields gay rights demo

THE first gay rights protest in the UK has been celebrated 50 years on at an event in Highbury Fields. The park in Islington was a popular cruising spot in 1970 when…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2020

Surprise ‘Gold’ Rush Hurtles Right-Wing Party Into Thick Of Romanian Politics

The support that propelled Romania's little-known, right-wing AUR party into parliament in its inaugural national race may have shocked many, including the more established parties of an ex-president and former prime minister…

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