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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 08/21/2021

Denmark, Sweden host largest post-pandemic LGBTQ rights conference

The WorldPride 2021 Human Rights Conference that took place this week in Copenhagen was the largest in-person LGBTQ rights gathering since the pandemic began. “We have activists coming from all over the…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

Polish region wants to remain an ‘LGBT-free’ zone despite risking millions in EU funds

This week a Polish regional council has voted to remain an "LGBT-free zone" despite a warning from the European Union that it could lose funding. Numerous local authorities in Poland have declared…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

Charity watchdog in talks with anti-trans LGB Alliance after ‘hateful’ bestiality tweet

The anti-trans group gained charitable status earlier this year in spite of fierce objections from multiple LGBT+ charities and a petition signed by more than 44,000 people. Further concerns were raised last…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

Will Romania step up anti-LGBTQ legislation like Hungary?

Many Romanians probably do not know what the letters LGBTQ stand for, and this is hardly surprising given that sexual orientation and gender identity have not played a major role in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2021

Scotland’s LGBT community is frightened by the current anti-trans obsession

I NEVER picked a "side" – I was born this way. Common decency would argue that a group of people put into the continuous, never-ending, daily cycle of defending their existence should…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2021

‘Born gay in the Soviet Union, living gay in Russia’

In recent years, there has been a growing number of artistic ventures about the lives of LGBTQ+ people in Russia. One of them is the art project PASHA. Though he doesn’t reveal…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2021

Men hurt in homophobic attack at Birmingham’s Gay Village

Two men have been attacked with bottles and had homophobic abuse shouted at them in Birmingham, police have said. Rob and Patrick, in their 30s, were outside the Missing Bar in the…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2021

Turkish LGBTQ Activists Counter Oppression With Art, Solidarity and Radical Hope

Activism came to Hazar Kolancalı like a thunderstorm, at first a rumbling in the distance and then upon her all at once. The constant — and often violent — oppression of LGBTQI+…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2021

Sarajevo’s Pride Parade Calls For More Rights for LGBT Community

Sarajevo’s second-ever Pride parade as well as a counter-protest organised by a hardliner Muslim political campaign group ended peacefully on Saturday. “Aware of discrimination, violence and hate speech, we resist and we…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2021

Bucharest gay pride march resumes after coronavirus pause

Several thousand LGBT supporters took to the streets in the Romanian capital of Bucharest Saturday for a gay pride parade that resumed after a year’s pause due to the pandemic. Marchers young…

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ADDED ON: 08/14/2021

Kids in this country can ‘explore gender’ in school without parental consent

Children as young as four can “explore their gender” without parental consent in some parts of the UK. New guidance in Scotland has said schoolkids should be supported in using a different…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2021

Rights defenders tell details of queer girl’s abduction by Chechen law enforcers

The "Russian LGBT Network"* is concerned about the fate of the girl who was abducted a year ago by Chechen law enforcers, and is going to appeal against the decision of the…

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