Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/16/2021

E.U. members must recognize familial ties of same-sex couples and their children, top court rules

Children of same-sex couples recognized in one European Union country should be recognized by all members to guarantee their free movement, the European Union’s top court ruled Tuesday, giving a boost to…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2021

France’s parliament has voted to ban gay ‘conversion’ practices

France's parliament has voted to ban so-called conversion therapy, joining a handful of countries that have taken steps to outlaw practices that seek to change a person's sexual orientation or gender identity.…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

Vatican office apologises for hurting Catholic LGBTQ community

A Vatican department has apologised for “causing pain to the entire LGBTQ community” by removing from its website a link to resource material from a Catholic gay rights advocacy group. The website…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2021

Analysis: Hungary’s Orban banking on anti-LGBT campaign in tough re-election bid

Prime Minister Viktor Orban is casting himself as the defender of traditional Hungarian values against "LGBT ideology" for the 2022 election in which his party may be vulnerable for the first time…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2021

Thousands urge Polish MP to kill horrific LGBT+ ‘promotion’ bill that would ban Pride

The bill has been pushed by the conservative Life and Family Foundation, which recently lobbied successfully for a restriction on abortion rights. It was introduced as a citizen’s legislative initiative, which can…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“As Chile legalises same-sex marriage, where in Europe is making the most progress on LGBT rights? “

Chileans have been celebrating after their Congress approved equal marriage yesterday. Votes by politicians were overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, with the Senate voting 21-8 in favour and the Chamber of…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

There is nothing to cure’: Senators back ban on LGBT ‘conversion therapy’

France's Senate has overwhelmingly voted in favour of a ban on so-called LGBT conversion therapy. The bill was approved at its first reading on Tuesday, with 305 voting in favour and 28…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2021

“Depression rising among LGBT people in conservative-ruled Poland, survey finds “

WARSAW, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The number of Polish LGBT people with depression rose by more than half between 2017 and 2020, according to a new study, amid what campaigners say is…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2021

Trans people waiting years for gender healthcare as demand surges

When British tattoo artist Eva Echo found the courage to come out as transgender, she quickly sought specialist medical care to help her transition. More than four years later, she is still…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2021

Banksy pledges work to help save ‘LGBT cultural heritage site’

A stencil used by artist Bansky to paint the side of a former jail – described as an ‘LGBT cultural heritage site’ – is to go up for sale, with proceeds supporting…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2021

Church in Wales could elect UK’s first female and first out gay archbishop

Cherry Vann, the Bishop of Monmouth, is in the running to be elected the Church in Wales’ first lesbian archbishop. Following the retirement of John Davies, the election for a new archbishop…

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ADDED ON: 12/05/2021

Lewis Hamilton condemns ‘terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws before Saudi Arabian GP

Lewis Hamilton has said he is not comfortable competing in Saudi Arabia given its repressive laws regarding the LGBTQ+ community. Speaking before this weekend’s grand prix in Jeddah, Hamilton described the laws…

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