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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/10/2020

The 200-year-old diary that’s rewriting gay history

A diary written by a Yorkshire farmer more than 200 years ago is being hailed as providing remarkable evidence of tolerance towards homosexuality in Britain much earlier than previously imagined. Historians from…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2020

‘It Just Shows What All the Work Was For.’ Meet the First Same-Sex Couple to Get Married in Northern Ireland Next Week

When Belfast native Robyn Peoples found out that her girlfriend had planned a romantic trip to Paris to see Ariana Grande perform, she knew she wanted to do something special. “It was…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Russian Jury Acquits Gay Man’s Murder Suspect

A Moscow jury has acquitted a man accused of killing a gay man last year, the LGBT rights group Stimul reported Thursday. Security cameras captured 40-year-old Roman Yedalov’s stabbing death near central…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Spain’s far-right Vox party takes Twitter to court over tweet ban

Spain's ultra-conservative Vox party has filed a criminal complaint in a Spanish court against Twitter, alleging the social media company violated its basic rights by blocking it from tweeting, Vox said on…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Activist aims to shame Polish towns opposed to LGBT community

An activist has begun photographing members of Poland’s LGBT community next to a fake “LGBT-free zone” sign outside towns that passed motions rejecting what they call “LGBT ideology” or defending traditional family…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’: Less than 1 in 5 LGBT teachers come out over career fears

A 'don't ask, don't tell' culture still exists in schools with a religious ethos when it comes to LGBT teachers. That is the finding of a new survey by the INTO which…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

Swiss vote on anti-homophobia law as critics decry censorship

When 41-year-old Jehanne, a lesbian, was repeatedly insulted for supporting LGBT rights during a tram ride in the Swiss city of Geneva last month, she threatened to call the police. But her…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2020

Anti-LGBT Hate Crimes Up in Russia, Watchdog Says

The number of hate crimes against members of Russia’s LGBT community increased in 2019, according to an annual report by the prominent SOVA Center nonprofit, which tracks xenophobia and racism in the…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2020

Russian police threaten activist; she flees, wins asylum

An LGBT activist fled southern Russia for the Netherlands after facing threats of prosecution from law enforcement and retribution from conservative vigilantes, she said in an interview [Jan. 28]. Anna Dvornichenko has…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2020

Evangelical Pastor Pushed Pompeo to Fire Yovanovitch for LGBT Support

In the summer of 2018, an American evangelical pastor and dozens of Ukrainian Christian groups prayed for Marie Yovanovitch to be fired from her job as the US ambassador to Kyiv. With…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2020

Rising populism stokes homophobic hate speech across Europe

Homophobic and transphobic rhetoric and other anti-LGBT+ hate crimes are rising across Europe, fuelled by divisive politics and socially conservative groups that also campaign against abortion access, an advocacy group said on…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2020

‘It’ll be OK. Spain is kinder to us migrants than the British are’

If a fair few of the 300,000 Britons who live in Spain woke with pounding heads on Saturday morning, many could at least console themselves with the thought that the nagging sense…

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