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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/09/2020

Gay French minister to visit ‘LGBT-free zone’ in Poland

French European Affairs Minister Clement Beaune told a magazine to be published Wednesday that he is gay and plans to visit a so-called LGBT-free zone in Poland to support local activists. Beaune…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2020

Civil partnership conversion for landmark gay couple

Chris and Henry Flanagan-Kane were the first gay men in the UK to get a civil partnership back in 2005. But they were left in a legal limbo when the laws were…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

ISIS threatens to attack Turkish LGBTQ organization

ISTANBUL, Turkey – A Turkish media report indicates members of the so-called Islamic State were planning to attack an LGBTQ organization in the country. CNN Türk last week reported authorities arrested four…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

OMSA Conducts Albania’s Very First LGBTI Equality Training With Youth Political Forums

According to survey results from members of Youth Political Forums, parties are still not ready to welcome LGBTI members in their ranks and they believe they will lose voters if they have…

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ADDED ON: 12/08/2020

British High Court bans gender transitions for children

Children under the age of 16 are unlikely to give “informed consent” to take puberty blockers to begin their gender transition process. This is according to the British High Court via a…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2020

Swiss upper house votes in favour of gay marriage

This week, The Council of States, Switzerland’s upper house, voted in favour of a project to allow gay marriage in Switzerland. 27 members voted for the plan, 15 against and 7 abstained.…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2020

‘Highest ranks’ of Polish government are putting LGBT+ lives at risk, says top European human rights commissioner

In a memorandum on the stigmatisation of LGBT+ people in Poland published Thursday (3 December), Council of Europe commissioner for human rights Dunja Mijatovic criticised authorities in Poland for the appalling treatment…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2020

LGBT+ groups see surge in calls after UK court ruling on trans teens

British LGBT+ groups have received a surge in calls and emails from transgender children and their parents following a court ruling this week that will force doctors to get a judge’s approval…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2020

Russian Activists Just Won an Important Battle Over LGBTQ Rights. But the War Is Far From Over

Two weeks after the constitution was changed, the government proposed a bill to ban same-sex marriage and end the legal recognition of transgender people. Many activists had expected the landmark bill, co-authored…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2020

Hungary’s rightwing rulers downplay MEP ‘gay orgy’ scandal amid hypocrisy accusations

Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orbán, has condemned the behaviour of MEP József Szájer, from his rightwing Fidesz party, after Szájer’s participation in a “gay orgy” in Brussels prompted accusations of hypocrisy. “What…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2020

Government apologises to transgender people forced to accept sterilisation

The Dutch government has apologised to hundreds of transgender people who were forced to accept being sterilised and to undergo body modification and take hormones if they wanted to change their gender…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2020

Swedish gymnastics to let youths choose their own gender category

Young Swedish transgender gymnasts will be allowed to compete in whatever class they want, following a new decision by the Swedish Gymnastics Federation. The decision was reached after the federation had done…

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