Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 07/05/2018

Professor Who Described the Gay Community as ‘Promiscuous, Reckless and Obscene’ to Join University of Cambridge

A professor who is due to join the staff of the University of Cambridge in January 2019 has been accused of airing homophobic views. In 2015, a blog attributed to Aron Wall…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

UK Bans ‘Gay Conversion’ Therapy After Largest-Ever Online Survey

Britain on Tuesday unveiled its "action plan" to tackle discrimination against the gay community, which includes bringing forward legislation to ban the practice of conversion therapy. The plan was drawn up using…

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ADDED ON: 07/03/2018

World Cup Countries with More LGBT Rights Are Doing Way, Way Better

Countries which have taken more steps towards LGBT equality have overwhelmingly done better at the 2018 World Cup than their intolerant counterparts. Every nation where homosexuality is illegal has been knocked out…

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ADDED ON: 07/02/2018

Transgender Woman Makes History by Winning Miss Universe Spain

Ángela Ponce, 26, beat off competition from 22 other finalists to triumph at the contest in Tarragona, six years after Miss Universe was opened to trans contestants. Ponce will now go on to represent…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Police Beat and Arrest Protesters Defying Istanbul’s LGBT Pride Parade Ban

As dusk approached on Sunday, the streets filled with smiling faces that sparkled with glitter, along with ululating pop music and drums. All around, rainbow flags fluttered in the sky as the…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

Football Provides Rare Meeting Point for Moscow Gay Community

In a city with a homophobic reputation and just a handful of gay bars, LGBT Muscovites and World Cup guests have found an unlikely new place to socialize — a match-screening area…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2018

‘I Am Living the Future that People of the 80s Fought For’

On June 19, Ireland celebrated the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality. In 1982, a gay man called Declan Flynn was attacked in Fairview Park in Dublin, and later died from…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2018

Communist LGBT Group’s Film Screening Banned in Ankara

The Ankara Governor’s Office has banned the movie screening event of a communist LGBTgroup which was to be held in the capital city on June 28, citing the ongoing state of emergency…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Malian LGBTI Activist Finds New Home in Paris

Louis fled his native Mali to escape persecution for his sexuality and support for the LGBTI community back home. Louis had been working as a team leader for an NGO, giving talks on HIV/AIDS awareness and…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Meet Anton Krasovsky, the Gay Man Running for Mayor of Moscow

Anton Krasovsky stands alone: the only out LGBTQ person willing to stand for election in Russia. That’s if the authorities allow him to run for mayor of Moscow this September. Anton Krasovsky’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

Call for UK to Compensate Men Convicted Under Anti-gay Laws

Gay rights campaigners have called on Theresa May to compensate men who were convicted under discriminatory, anti-gay laws in the past. In a letter delivered to the British Prime Minister at No…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2018

What Life is Really Like for LGBTI Refugees in Ukraine

“When the war, started life for anyone who was ‘different’ became more dangerous,” Dasha, now 23, tells Dazed. Dasha is one of the nearly 1.6 million people estimated by the United Nations…

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