Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/23/2018

British Tabloids Using Rumors to Force Gay Athletes Out of the Closet

Over the last year British tabloids have stepped up their effort to force gay professional soccer players to come out. They’ve intensified the effort in the last couple of weeks with rampant…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2018

Police in Moldova Use Tear Gas on Anti-LGBT Protesters Trying to Disrupt Pride March

Police in Moldova fired tear gas at anti-LGBT protesters to keep them away from a Pride march. LGBT activists feared a repeat of violent scenes at the annual Moldova Pride solidarity march,…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2018

Belarus Slams UK Embassy Over Rainbow Flag on Day Against Homophobia

Belarus has slammed the UK embassy in Minsk for flying a rainbow flag on the International Day Against Homophobia, calling LGBT relationships “fake”. In a lengthy statement, the Interior Ministry said the…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2018

Immigration Contradicting Itself, Breaking UN Guidelines In Trans Refugee Case

The Directorate of Immigration (UTL) is contradicting its own policies, and appears to be breaking United Nations guidelines, when it comes to the recent case of a trans refugee in Iceland that…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2018

Northern Ireland: Gay Couples, Inspired by Royal Wedding, Will Protest for Marriage Equality

Northern Ireland is the only place in the UK that does not allow same-sex couples to marry. Gay couples in Northern Ireland have been inspired by the royal wedding to protest for…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

Pope to Gay Man: ‘God Made You Like This’

A gay victim of sexual abuse said he received a moving message of support from Pope Francis. Juan Carlos Cruz met with the leader of the Catholic Church last week, in order…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2018

Royal Wedding: Bishop’s Church Threatened with Expulsion from Anglican Communion for Embracing Same-Sex Marriage

Bishop Michael Curry made waves at the Royal Wedding after showing his stance on equality – which has even caused his church to be punished for embracing equal marriage. In 2016, the…

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ADDED ON: 05/19/2018

Gay Acceptance Grows in the Netherlands, but Kissing in Public Still an Issue

The Netherlands has become more accepting of gay and transgender people, but many still find it difficult to witness gay men kissing or holding hands, according to new research by the government’s…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Britain Reaching ‘Peak Acceptance’ for LGBT Rights, Study Finds

A successful gay businessman has criticised a university report suggesting a slowdown in tolerance of homosexuality among ethnic minorities, saying it was "offensive" to claim tolerance was on the decline. The analysis…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2018

Croatia: Foreign Embassies Call for Respecting LGBTI Rights

IDAHOT is aimed at raising awareness of LGBTI rights and violations and in stimulating interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. This year's global theme is "Alliance for Solidarity," focusing on the need…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

Georgia: Both LGBTI and Right-wing Groups Cancel Their Demonstrations

“We have decided not to use our constitutional right to self-expression and not to hold a peaceful meeting on 17 May in order to prevent groups who intend to get into altercations…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2018

String of Homophobic Attacks in Berlin’s Neukölln Worries LGBTI Community

In each of the previous four months people have been violently assaulted in Berlin’s Neukölln district because of their sexuality. The queer community is now trying to raise awareness of the issue.…

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