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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/01/2021

Eddie Izzard wants to become the UK’s first-ever transgender MP

Eddie Izzard, the genderfluid stand-up comedian and longtime Labour campaigner, has a simple mission: Become Britain’s first openly trans member of Parliament. Speaking to the Sunday Mirror newspaper, the 58-year-old is trading…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2021

One of Poland’s LGBT-free zones becomes first in the country to strike down shameful homophobic ideology

As women’s rights advocates, LGBT+ activists, among other allies, poured onto the streets of Warsaw to battle the country’s near-total ban on abortion, a small town made a hugely symbolic decision. Councillors…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2021

Turkish students depict sacred Islamic site alongside rainbows. They’re detained and dubbed ‘deviants’ by ministers

The Kaaba is the most sacred site in Islam, being a building in the centre of the Masjid al-Haram mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Tensions have simmered at Boğaziçi University in Instanbul after a supposed loyalist…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2021

Should the President of Magdalen be forced out over a gay marriage case?

Dinah Rose QC is a human rights lawyer of great distinction. A former Barrister of the Year, she has appeared in several high profile cases, ranging from extraordinary rendition and Julian Assange…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2021

Spanish minister under fire for suggesting LGBT people face discrimination from the working class

A minister in Spain's left-wing coalition government was at the centre of a row after suggesting that gay and transsexual people face homophobia from working class people. Irene Montero, who is the…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2021

Belgium to expel Turkish imam over ‘hateful comments’ against LGBT community

Belgium is ordering a Turkish imam to leave the country after he posted comments judged homophobic on social media, officials said Thursday. The imam, working in a mosque in northern Belgium, has…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2021

Sturgeon trans rights support prompts calls for reform

Nicola Sturgeon has been challenged to include meaningful reform of gender recognition legislation in her party’s spring manifesto, after she made her strongest statement yet in support of transgender rights. Scotland’s first…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2021

He Compared Gay Marriage to Bestiality. Now He’s in Charge of His Country’s Schools.

Poland’s conservative ruling party is under fire for promoting an MP with a far-right background as the country’s new deputy minister for education. Tomasz Rzymkowski is known for homophobic statements, his campaigning…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Son of prominent anti-gay Nigerian politician causes internet frenzy by coming out as “Gay AF”

Bolu Okupe is the son of Dr. Doyin Okupe, a physician and politician in Nigeria, where LGBTQ rights are severely limited and same-sex relationships are outlawed. Bolu, currently in Paris, revealed on…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Hungary’s government orders disclaimers on books with gay content

Hungary’s government, which has made hostility to LGBT people a central part of its right-wing agenda, ordered a publisher on Tuesday to print disclaimers identifying books containing “behaviour inconsistent with traditional gender…

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ADDED ON: 01/20/2021

Romania Slammed for Violating Privacy Rights of Transgender Citizens

Europe’s top rights court held Tuesday that Romania violated the human rights of two transgender men by requiring sex reassignment surgery before recognizing their gender identity. The European Court of Human Rights…

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ADDED ON: 01/19/2021

NHS wins right to appeal cruel High Court puberty blockers ruling that restricts healthcare for trans kids

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, which runs GIDS, the only gender clinic for trans youth in England and Wales, said it would appeal the ruling when it lost the judicial review…

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