Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 08/21/2020

OVER 60 INCIDENTS OF ANTI-LGBTQ VIOLENCE IN ASYLUM CENTERS; GOV’T CALLED TO DO SOMETHING

More needs to be done to combat anti-LGBTQ violence in asylum centers in the Netherlands, according to foundation LGBT Asylum Support. The foundation received over 60 reports of discrimination, threats, and violence…

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ADDED ON: 08/21/2020

Turkey’s media authority fines TLC TV over program featuring LGBTI+ parents

The Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) has fined five broadcasters for various reasons. The TLC TV was imposed a monetary penalty fined over its "Extraordinary Pregnancies" program for "depicting homosexual relationships…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2020

Hungary’s Orban calls for central Europe to unite around Christian roots

Central European nations should unite to preserve their Christian roots as western Europe experiments with same-sex families, immigration and atheism, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday. Orban, a nationalist who…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Belarus’ marginalised queer community ‘will still face hatred and violence after Lukashenko’s regime is over’, activist warns

A queer activist in Belarus has warned that even if efforts to remove despot Alexander Lukashenko prevail, the country’s LGBT+ community faces a long road to liberation. Belarus has been gripped by…

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ADDED ON: 08/18/2020

Czech Republic in danger of following in the homophobic, transphobic footsteps of Poland and Hungary, campaigner warns

After years of progress towards equality across Europe, LGBT+ campaigners across the continent have faced a bruising few years – with politicians in Poland openly stoking anti-LGBT+ hatred to their own ends,…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2020

Ancient Viking warrior given a hero’s burial may have actually been ‘transgender, non-binary or gender fluid’

Three years ago, the ornately dressed remains of a high-status Viking warrior from the mid-900s were discovered alongside swords, spears and two slaughtered horses in Birka, Sweden. Following studies, it was assumed…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2020

Poland: LGBT+ activists and nationalists face off

Hundreds of Polish nationalists and defenders of gay rights faced off in central Warsaw on Sunday, amid a deteriorating situation for the country's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community. Both groups…

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ADDED ON: 08/17/2020

UK Black Pride ‘celebrates black queer voices’ as coronavirus forces 15th anniversary event online

UK Black Pride – Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American and Middle Eastern descent – didn’t let a little thing like a global pandemic stop celebration…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2020

Small Lithuania has outsized role as EU faces Belarus crisis

Lithuania is relatively small by European Union measures, but it is playing an outsized role as protesters in neighboring Belarus face a brutal law enforcement crackdown following a presidential election they say…

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ADDED ON: 08/15/2020

Poland’s LGBTQ activists confront growing crackdown

The arrest of a non-binary person on Aug. 7 underscores the growing crackdown against LGBTQ activists in Poland. Margot Szutowicz, who uses female pronouns, and nearly 50 others were arrested in Warsaw,…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2020

MASS ARREST OF LGBT PEOPLE MARKS TURNING POINT FOR POLAND

As BIRN reveals harrowing testimony about the mass arrests in Warsaw on Friday and amid subsequent actions by the police, LGBT activists warn that Poland is at a crossroads. “I arrived at…

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ADDED ON: 08/12/2020

Gay Russian shares terrifying ordeal of being hospitalised by his own family, drugged and tortured

Speaking to Open Democracy, Egor Panin recalled being outed by his mother at the age of 17 when she read his conversations on the social media platform VKontakte. Soon after this the…

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