Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY ADDED OVER A DOZEN LGBT WORDS IN 2022

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words into the dictionary that were used in order to keep up with the ever-evolving English language. For 2022, they added several new LGBTQ entries…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/30/2022

Kadyrov to the Arab world: Who does not want to live under the LGBT flags – to join “special military operation” in Ukraine

The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, during a direct line broadcast for the first time in English and Arabic, addressed the Arab world and all Muslims with an offer to participate in…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/29/2022

Russia’s Media Regulator Granted Powers to Block all LGBT Sites

The Russian government has granted its media regulator the authority to block websites containing “LGBT propaganda” without a court order, according to a decree published on Monday. “Information propagating non-traditional sexual relations…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/26/2022

Donnelly pressed over use of UK clinic for children with gender-identity issues

Documents released under a Freedom of Information request show Mr Donnelly was contacted by a representative from Transgender Equality Network Ireland (TENI) and an individual, whose name was redacted, asking to meet…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/26/2022

Holocaust survivor and ‘proud gay man’ shares inspirational coming out story: ‘It was beyond liberating’

A Jewish man who lived through the horrors of the Holocaust has shared his heart-warming story of finally feeling able to come out as gay in his 50s. Sacha Kester recalled how living…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/24/2022

Tunisia: Activists seek to block anti-gay sportscaster from visiting Europe

The LGBTQ rights group ADHEOS is seeking to block a sportscaster and former Tunisian official from traveling in Europe because of his violently homophobic comments on a Qatari sports channel during the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/24/2022

At Istanbul’s Queer Olympix, the aim is for LGBTQ+ athletes to have fun and feel safe

Every summer since 2017, Istanbul has played host to a sporting event known as the "Queer Olympix." Created by a handful of soccer-loving Turkish queer activists, the annual event — which is…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/23/2022

Gender self-determination to be granted in Spain, Scotland

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s lower house of Parliament Thursday passed a law that allows people over 16 years of age to change their legally registered gender without any medical supervision. Under the Spanish…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/23/2022

LGBT campaigners hail new gender recognition law as MSPs vote for change

The Gender Recognition Reform Bill was voted through the Scottish Parliament on Thursday afternoon after lengthy and often heated debate. Holyrood spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday debating amendments to the Bill…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

Ukraine passes bill banning LGBTQ+ hate speech in media

Ukrainian lawmakers recently passed a bill that would ban hate speech and incitement based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The media regulation bill was unanimously approved on December 15. “It’s a big…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/22/2022

Senegal: LGBTI activists sue in France to punish anti-gay group JAMRA

JAMRA has initiated numerous marches and demonstrations in Senegal over the past two years to pressure lawmakers to increase the nation’s criminal penalties for homosexual activity. Under current Senegalese law, people convicted of…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 12/21/2022

Russian LGBTQ History Museum Closes Because of Anti-Gay Law

An LGBTQ history museum in Russia opened and closed in less than two weeks, in a protest of Russia’s new law banning LGBTQ “propaganda.” Pyotr Voskresensky, the museum’s founder, spent years gathering…

GO TO FULL STORY