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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 04/20/2019

Northern Ireland Mourns Lyra McKee, Journalist and LGBT Activist Shot at Nationalist Riot

Lyra Mckee, a young journalist and activist for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland, was killed Thursday night by a bullet fired in the direction of police officers during a riot in the…

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ADDED ON: 04/20/2019

Russian LGBT activists arrested in St.Petersburg Day of Silence protest

A group of Russian LGBT+ activists have been arrested in St. Petersburg during an annual “Day of Silence” protest for sex and gender equality. Some 11 people were detained by police on…

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ADDED ON: 04/19/2019

Amnesty to monitor Italian politicians’ social media for hate speech

The Italian arm of Amnesty International said it would be tracking comments posted amid concerns verbal and physical violence is on the rise under Italy's populist government. The global advocacy organisation is…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

Russia transgender woman wins case in rare win for LGBT rights

When Anastasia, a Russian transgender woman, took her employer to court for firing her after a gender reassignment operation, she did not expect to win. "I knew the chances were slim, I…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2019

‘DRAG STORY TIME’ CANCELLED AT IRISH LIBRARY AFTER ‘VIOLENT HOMOPHOBIC’ MESSAGES

A drag collective have announced their event with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has been cancelled due to ‘age appropriateness’. Glitter Hole had arranged to read children’s stories at a library in…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2019

LGBT Syrian refugees launch legal challenge against UK Home Office ‘abandonment’

Fifteen LGBT Syrian refugees, living in Turkey, launched a legal claim against the UK Home Office on Monday. The group claim the British government has abandoned them despite assurances they will be…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2019

Baby boomers ‘de-gay’ to survive life in Scottish care homes

Baby boomer LGBTQI people in care homes are “de-gaying” themselves to hide their sexual or gender identity for fear of bullying and discrimination from staff and other residents, a film maker has…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2019

Gay hunters: How criminal gangs lure men on dating apps before extorting cash and beating them

It was supposed to be a harmless liaison, starting as it sometimes did: an attractive profile on a gay site, a few messages about nothing much at all, an exchange of photos,…

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ADDED ON: 04/15/2019

PM: I cannot tell why LGBT Forum was canceled in Yerevan

The rule of law operates in Armenia, and all citizens have the same rights and obligations, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said during PACE spring session. His remarks came in response to…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2019

Turkish professor calls homosexuality a ‘secret service conspiracy’

A Turkish professor has said homosexuality is a "secret service plot" employed by unnamed actors against countries that are seen as a threat, news website T24 reported on Friday. "In this way,…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2019

Lesbian conference in Ukraine targeted by anti-LGBT protesters

Anti LGBT+ protesters descended on a hotel yesterday (April 11) in Kiev, Ukraine where the European Lesbian Conference (ELC) was due to kick off. Dozens of protesters blocked the entrance to the…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2019

One Man Is Allegedly Targeting Gay German Teenagers In A Sweeping Harassment Campaign

On April 18, 2016, Max walked down the hall at his high school in Bremen, a midsize city in Northern Germany. He opened the glass door of a small office and saw…

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