Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 10/11/2022

Gay former monk has dream wedding after being forced to quit Catholic church

Bilgri was ordained in 1980 by Joseph Ratzinger, who became Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and served as head of the Roman Catholic Church until February 2013. He served as a Benedictine…

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ADDED ON: 10/11/2022

Propaganda video warns fleeing Russians about LGBTQ & Black people in the US

As thousands of Russians continue to flee the country to avoid being conscripted to fight in Ukraine, a propaganda video warning of interactions with LGBTQ, Black, and vegetarian people in America has…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

STARS SLAMMED ‘Beyond disrespectful’ – Josh Cavallo SLAMS Iker Casillas for ‘coming out as gay’ as Spaniard says Twitter was hacked

JOSH CAVALLO has slammed Iker Casillas and Carles Puyol for being "beyond disrespectful" after a tweet from Casillas' account said "I'm gay." Australian star Cavallo, 22, bravely came out as gay last…

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ADDED ON: 10/10/2022

Putin says U.S. wants to push gender “perversions” on Russian schoolchildren

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed anti-LGBTQ views in his speech following the annexation of four Eastern Ukrainian regions into Russian territory. Putin delivered the speech last Friday in Moscow after Ukrainians in Donetsk,…

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ADDED ON: 10/07/2022

Italy adopts new LGBT strategy just before right-wing takeover

Italy's outgoing government has adopted a new plan for LGBT rights just before handing over the reins to a right-wing administration that promises to be far more socially conservative. "We weren't very…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2022

‘Transphobic narratives from politicians fuelling hate’ as recorded crimes soar

Senior politicians have been accused of perpetuating transphobia and fuelling hate crime against transgender people as official figures reveal such crimes rose by more than 50% in a year. Galop, an LGBT+ anti-abuse…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2022

LGBTQ-friendly schools ranking defies Poland’s rights crackdown

WARSAW, Sept 29 (Openly) - Polish teacher Maria Kistowska felt a burst of pride when her school came top in a new LGBTQ+ inclusion ranking that seeks to challenge the nationalist ruling…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Russia fines TikTok for ‘LGBT propaganda’, Twitch over Ukraine content

Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on 'LGBT propaganda' and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with a Ukrainian political figure that…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Slovenia becomes first East European country to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption

The Slovenian parliament on Tuesday passed an amendment allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt after a constitutional court ruling made it the first country in Eastern Europe to do so. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

Ukraine: Amid War, LGBTI People Fight for Equal Rights

In late September, the LGBTI community in Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv defied ongoing shelling to hold a week of Pride events under the slogan, United as Never Before. Kharkiv Pride saw…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

German Interior Ministry Aims to Offer Better Protection for Queer Refugees

The German Interior Minister, Nancy Faeser, has required the decision makers of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) to review the asylum procedures for queer victims of persecution. According to…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

Scottish pro Zander Murray inspires fellow soccer player to come out as gay

Two weeks after making headlines as the first-ever senior Scottish pro soccer player to come out as gay, Zander Murray is revealing the impact his courageous decision has had on at least…

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