Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/20/2018

Explainer: What is a ‘terf’ and what’s going on with the UK’s debate on transgender rights?

IN 2015, IRELAND became the fourth country in the world to enshrine in law the right to gender recognition based on self-declaration. The historic move was a vital one for transgender people in…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2018

Catholic schools in Ireland may have to include LGBTI topics in sex ed

According to a new report on sex education in Ireland, Catholic schools in the country may have to start including LGBTI topics. The Oireachtas Education Committee released a draft of the report. It reveals some dramatic changes in…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2018

Nicaragua’s rainbow revolutionaries

A humble cinderblock home with a tin roof in a poor neighborhood in the Costa Rican capital of San José has become a refuge for nearly 40 gay Nicaraguan youth who played…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2018

Lesbian magazines unite to issue statement of support for trans women

Six leading publications aimed at lesbian and bisexual women have issued a joint statement in support of trans people. Representatives of DIVA, Curve, Autostraddle, LOTL, Tagg and Lez Spread The Word signed the statement. They…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2018

Reports: Russians targeted LGBT community with disinformation

A Russian social media operation aimed at helping Republican nominee Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election included efforts to polarize voters around LGBT issues and, in some cases, pushed LGBT voters…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

Woman given payout after shop worker told her ‘you are only a lesbian’

A woman who was told she was “only a lesbian” by a shop worker has been awarded €2,000 (£1,800) after a hearing before the Workplace Relations Commission in Ireland. She said she…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2018

She didn’t win the crown, but Spain’s Angela Ponce captivates netizens

After the announcement of the top 20 semi-finalists, in which she failed to advance, Ponce walked the stage one last time while a tribute video was playing. Ponce recieved cheers from the…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2018

Germany adds ‘diverse’ as a gender to birth register

The German parliament was forced by the courts to make "diverse" an option on the birth register. Critics are split on whether the law goes too far, or not far enough.  Germans…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

UK: Questions about sexuality and gender identity will be included in 2021 census

The ONS is recommending that the national census includes questions about sexual orientation and gender identity for those aged 16 and above. The next census, which will be taken in 2021, intends…

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ADDED ON: 12/15/2018

Bulgaria: Billboards featuring LGBT couples vandalised

Billboards featuring LGBT+ couples and the slogan “It’s not scary, it’s just love—Different People, Equal Rights” have sparked controversy in Bulgaria. The street posters were installed this week in various Bulgarian cities…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2018

Belarus: Theatre students arrested, fined for LGBT artistic stunt

Three of Belarus Free Theatre’s ‘Studio Fortinbras’ students were arrested and fined for “holding an unauthorised mass event” when they dressed as police officers with rainbow epaulettes for a public performance addressing…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2018

Russia’s gay propaganda law ‘endangers children’, says report

Russia’s “gay propaganda” law is directly harming and endangering LGBT+ children and young people, according to a new report. The report – which is called “No Support: Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Imperils…

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