Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/17/2020

Uzbekistan: LGBT Rights Neglected

LGBTI activists in Uzbekistan say that, despite high hopes for reform ever since Shavkat Mirziyoyev assumed the presidency in 2016, they continue to face routine violence and discrimination. The previous head of…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2020

Orthodox Jewish schools tell govt they won’t teach LGBT lessons

Rabbis representing Britain’s main Orthodox communities have told the government that their schools cannot discuss LGBT-related issues with pupils. According to the Jewish Chronicle, the rabbinate of Chinuch UK have made it…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2020

Ukraine’s LGBT+ war veterans boost battle for equality

Ukraine army veteran Viktor Pylypenko kept his sexuality a secret for years, worried that the men he had fought alongside would turn against him if they knew he was gay. When he…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2020

Fans told to remove rainbow flags on Israel Folau’s debut

As Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for his new club Catalan Dragons on Saturday, a man watching from the stands was told to remove a rainbow flag unfurled in support of…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2020

Men who burgled London’s famous gay book shop caught after stopping to drink prosecco

Two burglars who smashed their way into a historic gay bookshop in London were caught by police – after they stuck around to drink prosecco found at the store. The pair were…

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ADDED ON: 02/15/2020

Hundreds of Slovaks urge gov’t at prayer rally to not ratify pro-gay ‘marriage’ European agreement

Hundreds of Slovaks gathered outside the presidential palace on Tuesday to oppose LBGT ideology through public prayer. The Slovenský dohovor za rodinu (SDZR, or “Slovakian Convention for the Family”) organized a public…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2020

Watch: LGBT racism: ‘I felt like a piece of meat’

Racism within the LGBT community leave black people suffering poor mental health, a leading charity says. Research by Stonewall shows that 61% of ethnic minority LGBT people have experienced racism through online…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2020

‘There will be dad and mum’ Putin rules out Russia legalising gay marriage

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday Russia would not legalise gay marriage as long as he was in the Kremlin. He made clear he would not allow the traditional notion of mother…

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ADDED ON: 02/13/2020

Man charged with the murder of gay journalist and activist Lyra McKee

Northern Ireland police have charged a 52-year-old man in connection with the murder of gay journalist Lyra McKee. McKee, 29, was shot dead while reporting on riots in Londonderry, April 18, 2019,…

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ADDED ON: 02/12/2020

Rebecca Long-Bailey sparks Labour row after pledging to fight ‘transphobic’ women’s groups

Rebecca Long-Bailey has triggered a furious row after signing up to a campaign to “fight” women’s groups branded “transphobic” and to expel offending party members. The Labour leadership contender has urged others…

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ADDED ON: 02/11/2020

My School Gets Abuse For Supporting LGBT Groups. But We Won’t Back Down

This month my school, Woodside High School, will be the first in London to get a permanent rainbow crossing. We are delighted about it – but we also know it is likely…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2020

Switzerland votes in favour of LGBT protection bill

Voters in Switzerland have backed a proposal to make discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sexual identity illegal. The result - 63.1% in favour to 36.9% against - is a…

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