Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

Equality Charities Celebrate as Jersey Becomes Last Channel Island to Legalize Gay Marriage

Equality charities are celebrating after gay marriage was finally legalized on the Channel Island of Jersey. Politicians voted to pass the new marriage laws on Thursday night by a majority of 42-1. It followed…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Russian Authorities Cancel Gay Pride Parade in Teriberka Over Wind Concerns

Russian authorities have blocked a gay parade planned north of the Arctic Circle over what they say are health dangers posed by possible hurricane winds and bad weather. Gay rights activist Nikolai…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Vatican Nixes Former Irish President, LGBT Advocate from Women’s Day event

A group that advocates for greater leadership roles for women in the Catholic Church says the Vatican is refusing to allow former Irish President Mary McAleese participate in an annual event marking…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Chechnya President Ramzan Kadyrov: Survivors of Gay Concentration Camps Made It Up ‘for Money’

There is no truth to claims LGBT people are being persecuted in Chechnya, President Ramzan Kadyrov has said. The pro-Putin leader told the BBC that “not one person” in Chechnya has committed…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Far-Right AfD Member Converted to Islam in Protest at Church’s Gay Marriage Stance

A member of Germany's far-right and anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party (AfD) who recently converted to Islam has said he did so in protest at what he sees as the "moral decline"…

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Friends of Prague Pride

Prague Pride: established in 2010 to challenge prejudices against LGBT people; to fight LGBT discrimination in the Czech Republic and beyond and promote LGBT equity in the Czech economy and society.

Our festival has gained a reputation as one of the most original and creative Pride festivals in Europe, quickly becoming the largest LGBT Pride festival in the post-communist world, serving as a positive example in a region where LGBT rights are often challenged.

Partner — international

Friends of Zagreb Pride

Zagreb Pride is a queer-feminist and anti-fascist organization committed to the achievement of an active society of solidarity and equality free from gender sexual norms and categories, and any other kind of oppression.

ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Northern Ireland: Survey Shows Changing Attitudes Towards LGBTI People

Social attitudes in Northern Ireland towards LGBTI people are much more positive than they were a decade ago, a newly released Equality Commission survey has found. Positive views of LGB people increased…

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ORAM – Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration

ORAM is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s most vulnerable refugees: sexual and gender minorities, the disabled and elderly, youth, women and those still at risk of persecution.

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Astraea Foundation

The Astraea Foundation is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTI human rights around the globe. Founded by activist women of color in the 1970s to fund a burgeoning national movement, in 1996 Astraea became the first U.S. organization to provide critically needed funding to LGBTI groups internationally. Astraea prioritizes funding for groups led by lesbian, transgender and intersex activists who are changing discriminatory laws and policies, using arts and cultural activism to inspire social change, and building inclusive movements for justice.

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Human Rights Watch

For over a decade, the Human Rights Watch lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights program has fought to end horrific human rights abuses—including killings, torture, wrongful arrests, domestic violence, censorship, and discrimination—and promote the rights of all people regardless of who they love, how they look, and who they are.

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Human Rights First

Human Rights First (HRF) is an independent advocacy and action organization working with LGBTI leaders across the globe to guarantee that their voices are heard. HRF is committed to protecting the human rights of LGBTI persons and ensuring that they remain a foreign policy priority of the U.S. government.