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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Denmark Launches First LGBTI Action Plan

For the first time ever, a Danish government has launched a LGBTI action plan in a bid to prevent discrimination and promote equal opportunity and security for the LGBTI community. The plan…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

More Than 300 Cossack Horseman will be Deployed ‘to monitor LGBT kissing’ in World Cup Host City

Some 300 Cossack horsemen are to be deployed in a World Cup city to stop members of the LGBT community from 'kissing'. The force will line up alongside police in Rostov-on-Don which…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2018

Mafia Villa to Become LGBTI Shelter in Italy

A villa seized from the mafia near Naples is to become a shelter for LGBTI Italians and migrants who have fled discrimination in their home countries, in a bid to foster acceptance…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2018

Italy’s New Minister for Family Says Gay Families ‘Don’t Exist’

Italy’s new Families minister has insisted that gay families ‘don’t exist’ legally in the country. Lorenzo Fontana was been named Italy’s new Minister for Family and Disability in the new cabinet appointed…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

German President Apologizes to LGBT Community for Decades of Injustice

Germany's president has asked the LGBT community for forgiveness for decades of suffering and injustice they endured as a result of repressive laws in Germany in the Nazi era and after World…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

Cyprus: Hundreds Turn out for Pride March

Hundreds of people flocked to the centre of Nicosia late Sunday afternoon for the annual Pride march in support of the rights of LGBT people. The events started at 3.30 in the…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2018

LGBT And Abortion Rights Campaigners Are Fighting Together For Equality In Northern Ireland

The LGBT and abortion rights movements in Northern Ireland have vowed to fight in solidarity to win the same rights as people in the rest of the UK and in the Republic…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2018

Gay Conversion Film at London Festival Hits Home for Campaigners

The contentious practice of gay conversion therapy will be in the spotlight at the British spin-off of the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, a move welcomed by gay rights activists. The film…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2018

LGBT, Terrified for Their Lives in Russia, and Desperate for Asylum

The Russian-based organization Stimul offers safe places to live and asylum advocacy for LGBT people fleeing life-threatening situations in homophobic Central Asian countries. When he was 15, his family found out that…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2018

Russia Will Allow Displays of Pride During World Cup Despite ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law

Despite the fact that hate crimes have doubled since Russia implemented its “gay propaganda” law in 2013, LGBT people attending the World Cup, which kicks off there June 14 and runs through mid-July, will…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

Swedish Orchestra Turns Homophobic Hate Mail Into Music

After receiving homophobic hate mail over a concert that included music by LGBT composers, a Swedish orchestra has responded by turning the messages into music. The anonymous letter to the Helsingborg Symphony…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

How Feminism Can Help in the Fight Against Transphobia

TERFs - or trans-exclusionary radical feminists - is an internet buzzword that recently rose from obscurity and found itself increasingly in newspaper headlines, TV shows and mainstream discussion. Pretty much shorthand for…

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