Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/06/2019

Polish court backs citizenship for LGBT couple’s child

A court in Poland has upheld the groundbreaking registration of a child raised by a same-sex couple. The decision by the Provincial Court in the southern city of Krakow to reject a…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2019

Most of Spain’s LGBT community still closeted at work

A new study carried out by some of Spain’s leading corporations has found that 62 percent of LGBT people in Spain say they do not openly discuss or demonstrate their sexuality at…

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ADDED ON: 06/05/2019

San Marino bans discrimination based on sexual orientation

Citizens of San Marino, one of Europe's smallest countries, have chosen to ban discrimination based on sexual discrimination by constitution. The motion passed with 71.46% of votes in a referendum on Sunday.…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2019

Gay rugby player faces deportation to Kenya as asylum claim rejected

A gay rugby player who is facing deportation to Kenya, where he fears he will be subjected to persecution and violence because of his sexuality, has had a fresh claim for asylum…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2019

This lawyer helped pioneer the gay rights movement in late-1800s Germany

This week’s entry: Karl Heinrich Ulrichs What it’s about: A man many see as the father of the gay rights movement. Ulrichs was a journalist and lawyer who campaigned for gay rights…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

10 very different countries. 10 very different rules for LGBTQ+ individuals

On May 24, 2019, same-sex couples in Taiwan registered their unions as the country’s historic new law legally recognizing same-sex marriages went into effect. On the same day, Kenya’s high court ruled…

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ADDED ON: 06/01/2019

Vienna’s changing LGBT spaces – a cartoon

As the city prepares to host EuroPride, Lars van Roosendaal paints the places at the heart of its storied queer scene. Gay pick-up behaviour has changed a lot in recent decades. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2019

Lady Phyll, new LGBTQ rights leader, promotes cooperation

As Lady Phyll prepared for her new role as the leader of the Kaleidoscope Trust international LGBTQ rights group, she expressed her support for this blog’s model of working closely with local…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2019

Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun Lambeth Conference

As disputes over homosexuality continue to stir within the worldwide Anglican Communion, conservative African bishops say they will boycott a decennial gathering of top clerics next summer unless what the Africans consider…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2019

Swedish LGBT group drops out of Sweden’s top political festival over Nazi threats

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights (RFSL) has canceled its attendance at this year’s Almedalen political festival in protest over the hatred and threats that it says have…

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ADDED ON: 05/28/2019

Poland’s ruling right-wing party tops the polls

Poland's ruling Law and Justice party has emerged as the big winner in the country's European Parliament election, taking over 45% of the votes, but its leader said Monday more effort is…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2019

Far-right Vox challenges Spain’s acceptance of LGBT rights

Attacks by the far-right Vox party on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights are testing years of political consensus on the issue in Spain, which in 2005 became only the third…

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