Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 08/22/2019

Four teenagers deny harassing two women in a homophobic attack on London bus

Four teenagers have denied harassing two women in a homophobic attack on a night bus in London. Melania Geymonat, 28, and her partner Chris Hannigan were on the bus in Camden, North London…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

Homophobia seen rising in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognize same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2019

Poland’s Kaczynski condemns gay pride marches as election nears

Poland must resist the "travelling theatre" of gay pride marches, the leader of its conservative ruling party said on Sunday, as the staunchly Roman Catholic country gears up for a parliamentary election…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2019

Greek bishop convicted of hate speech steps down

A controversial Greek Orthodox bishop who was convicted of inciting violence against homosexuals has announced his resignation after four decades at the post. "Today is my last service as your bishop," 81-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2019

A gay couple in Russia was forced to flee the country simply because they told their adopted children they are married

A Russian couple was forced to flee the country because they told their two adopted sons that they are married. As far-fetched as that may sound, the story is true – simply…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2019

Union quits Pride Glasgow event over ‘commercialisation’

A major trade union has pulled out of the Glasgow Pride march after criticising the "commercialisation" of the event. Unite will not be taking part in Saturday's event after its Scottish LGBT+…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

Gay marriage cake: customer takes case to European court

Lawyers representing a man from Northern Ireland who sued a bakery for refusing to make a cake with pro-gay marriage message are going to Europe to challenge a supreme court ruling that…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

Prague Pride March attracts 30,000 supporters, but faces minor protests

The annual Prague Pride March on August 10 attracted approximately 30,000 participants, despite some rain. The march, and a week of Prague Pride events ahead of it celebrate the LGBT+ community. The…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2019

‘Scandal’ as English gay men at risk without access to HIV prevention pill

Delays in rolling out an HIV prevention pill in England are putting gay men's lives at risk, with thousands buying it online without medical supervision, HIV campaigners said on Wednesday. England is…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Same-sex penguin couples keep adopting eggs, and the Berlin Zoo is celebrating

To the untrained eye, Skipper and Ping look like a typical king penguin couple. Standing side by side at the Berlin Zoo with their flippers touching, they take turns carefully nestling an…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2019

Bus driver suspended after ‘refusing to drive double-decker celebrating gay pride’

A bus driver has been suspended amid claims he refused to drive a vehicle with a rainbow-coloured service number on the front. The driver allegedly told passengers in Norwich: "This bus promotes…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2019

MORE THAN 1 IN 5 SCOTS DON’T ACCEPT LGBT PEOPLE

Research has suggested over 1 in 5 Scots (21%) would not describe themselves as open-minded and accepting of LGBT lives. In a survey of 1,005 Scottish people between 3rd and 10th May…

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