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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/21/2022

NHS will spend £100,000 on scheme that teaches staff how to be inclusive to pregnant transgender men

Health chiefs are planning on forking out £100,000 on a woke scheme that teaches NHS staff how to treat pregnant transgender men inclusively. It could encourage the use of gender-neutral terms such…

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ADDED ON: 12/21/2022

Scottish transgender reform looks imminent after marathon Holyrood debate

Transgender 16- and 17-year-olds in Scotland are soon likely to be able to apply to change the sex on their birth certificate for the first time as MSPs debated long into the…

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ADDED ON: 12/20/2022

EU lawmakers on Slovakia mission point to worrying LGBTQ, Roma situation

An EU Parliament Monitoring Delegation expressed concern over the equal rights situation in Slovakia regarding LGBTQI+ and Roma communities and called on the government to step up its efforts in recognising their…

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ADDED ON: 12/18/2022

Veto of Discriminatory Poland Sex Ed Bill Shows Power of Protest

In the last weeks, Polish students and activists regularly gathered in front of Warsaw’s Presidential Palace and across the country to demand respect for their rights. They called on President Andrzej Duda…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2022

Ukrainian lawmakers pass LGBTQ nondiscrimination bill

Lawmakers in Ukraine on Thursday unanimously approved a bill that will ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. “It’s a big step for Ukraine, to start adoption of our legislation…

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ADDED ON: 12/16/2022

Polish president says he will not sign proposed education bill

WARSAW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda said on Thursday he would for a second time refuse to sign into law proposed reforms to education which critics say would limit…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2022

Cambridge Dictionary changes definitions of ‘male,’ ‘female’ to include transgender people

The definitions of “man” and “woman” have been altered in the Cambridge Dictionary in order to be inclusive of transgender people. While both words still contain their primary definitions — being either…

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ADDED ON: 12/13/2022

Fears Switzerland could become hotspot for “gay conversion tourism” amid parliamentary debate

LGBT rights groups in Switzerland are speaking out in favour of a ban on conversion therapy, fearing that the country may become a hotspot for “conversion therapy tourism”. It comes as the…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2022

A divided church: Friction over LGBTQ issues worsens in global Anglican church

Friction has been simmering within the global Anglican Communion for many years over its 42 provinces’ sharp differences on whether to recognise same-sex marriage and ordain LGBTQ clergy. This year, the divisions…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2022

‘Our mere existence is illegal.’ As Moscow toughens anti-gay law, LGBTQ Russians fear for the future

Young mothers Yana and Yaroslava don’t want to leave Russia with their 6-year-old son. But they fear a harsh new anti-gay law passed by Russian lawmakers will leave them little choice. “We…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2022

Popular Russian Social Network VK Starts Marking Materials Containing LGBT Text

The social network "VKontakte" began to mark with a special plate the communities in which the so-called LGBT content can be posted. When you try to enter a group that contains entries…

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ADDED ON: 12/10/2022

Poland to veto EU recognition of same-sex parents, says justice ministry

Poland will block European Union proposals to ensure that the rights of same-sex parents and their children are legally recognised in all of the bloc’s member states, says a deputy justice minister.…

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