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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Turkey’s LGBT Community Vows to March for Pride Despite Crackdown Fears

Though they fear what Sunday's elections may bring, LGBT activists intend to unite and march in this year’s Pride Parade. Turkey’s LGBT community has vowed not to surrender in its battle against…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

For the First Time, Vatican Uses the Term LGBTI in an Official Document

The Vatican this month is showing unprecedented, if symbolic, outreach on issues of human sexuality, using what’s believed to be for the first time the term ‘‘LGBT’’ — in a planning document…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Gay Conversion Therapy’s Disturbing 19th-Century Origins

In 1899, a German psychiatrist electrified the audience at a conference on hypnosis with a bold claim: He had turned a gay man straight. All it took was 45 hypnosis sessions and a…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

Fear, Humiliation, and Torture: How LGBT People Live in Tajikistan

LGBTI rights are constantly violated in Central Asia, making it one of the most difficult places in the world for LGBTI people to live. In Tajikistan, relatives try to “cure” them, police…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2018

FIFA Opens Investigation After Anti-Gay Slur Chanted by Mexican Fans at World Cup

Mexico’s fanbase is under scrutiny for chanting an anti-gay slur, with FIFA opening an investigation Monday following the nation’s 1-0 World Cup win over Germany. Mexican fans were heard chanting the derogatory slur when Germany goalkeeper Manuel…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

Pope Francis: Same-Sex Couples Are Not ‘Families’

When it comes to stances on LGBT rights, Pope Francis can be hot and cold. The leader of the Catholic Church was cold on Saturday, when he expressed a limited view of…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

Edinburgh Pride Celebrated in Style as Thousands Parade Through Capital for LGBTI Festival

Thousands of people have attended Edinburgh’s Pride festival, with a parade carving a route through the heart of the capital. The theme for Pride Edinburgh 2018 is “true colours” as organisers of the LGBTI event marked…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

Kiev Police Detain Far-Right Protesters Against Gay Pride March

Ukrainian police said they had detained 56 members of far-right radical groups in Kiev on Sunday after scuffles before the capital’s gay pride march. Otherwise, the annual rally of several thousand supporters…

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ADDED ON: 06/17/2018

GCHQ Seeks Gay Codebreakers

INTELLIGENCE agency GCHQ has taken out an ad for new recruits in a gay magazine – 64 years after the country’s greatest codebreaker was hounded to death for his homosexuality. The service…

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ADDED ON: 06/16/2018

This World Cup, Let’s Talk About Russia’s LGBTIQ Rights Record

The World Cup started this week. Potentially thousands of fans and athletes who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer have arrived in Russia. As a gay woman and activist,…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

Top Polish Court Rules Against Man Who Refused to print LGBT Posters

The court on Thursday dismissed an appeal lodged by the country’s prosecutor-general and upheld the ruling of a lower court in the case, PAP said. The printer, who was identified only as…

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ADDED ON: 06/15/2018

LGBT Activist Arrested in Russia During World Cup

An LGBT activist was arrested in Russia for staging a one-man protest. Peter Tatchell, a British citizen, was detained Thursday in Moscow, the first day of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, for…

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