Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/27/2019

Ann Widdecombe: Anti-LGBT Brexit Party politician wins seat in European elections

As the European election results roll in, the Brexit Party’s Ann Widdecombe has made a surprise return to the frontline of British politics. The former Big Brother contestant called the result a…

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ADDED ON: 05/27/2019

Under-fire SQA strikes deal to provide education in violently anti-gay Brunei

Scotland’s under-fire exam body has agreed a deal to provide education in the violently anti-gay state of Brunei, the Sunday Mail reveals today. The Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) sells computing courses to…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

Crowds of LGBT Muslims lead their first ever pride march in Birmingham

British Muslims are leading the first ever pride march in Birmingham today, in what is a first in the event’s 22-year-history. Members of Birmingham’s Muslim community will walk alongside Andrew Moffat, the…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2019

Men raid Russian activist’s home, threaten to kill people helping LGBTI Chechens escape

A group of seven unknown men raided a Russian activist’s home in St Petersburg last week (17 May). The activist, who wishes to remain anonymous, works as a volunteer for the Russian…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2019

Russian Files Chechnya ‘Gay Purge’ Complaint With European Rights Court

A gay Russian man who says he was abducted and tortured by police in Chechnya has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after Russian investigators refused to…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2019

Almost one in three Russians would disown a gay friend, study finds

A new poll of Russians has revealed a complicated picture of homophobia — falling slightly, but from exceptionally high levels. The Levada Centre study, published on Thursday, indicated that more than half…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Russian Support for LGBT Rights Hits 14-Year High, Poll Says

Nearly half of Russians support equal rights for members of the LGBT community, marking the highest level of support in 14 years, according to the independent Levada Center pollster. Since Russia banned…

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ADDED ON: 05/23/2019

Anti-LGBTI violence still acceptable in many countries, new study shows

Homophobic violence is still widely endorsed in several countries, new research highlights. The study on the Journal of Interpersonal Violence by the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM) at the University of Central…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2019

Birmingham LGBT teaching row: How did it unfold?

Lessons about same-sex relationships and transgender issues have resulted in protests outside primary schools, children being removed from classes and head teachers being threatened. BBC News looks back at the origins of…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

Polish Towns Go ‘LGBT Free’ Ahead of Bitter European Election Campaign

Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. Now 83, she sees another threat to her…

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ADDED ON: 05/21/2019

Moldovan Pride march met by opposing groups

Hundreds of supporters attended Moldova's LGBT "I'm OK" march on Sunday. The LGBT Solidarity March began in 2013 and has occurred annually since then. Parliament member Dumitru Alaiba has been the first…

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ADDED ON: 05/20/2019

NIO spends just £318 advancing LGBT rights in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Office has spent just £318 in recent years on advancing LGBT rights in Northern Ireland. The money was spent on rainbow lanyards, according to a Freedom of Information response…

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