Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Russia fines TikTok for ‘LGBT propaganda’, Twitch over Ukraine content

Russia on Tuesday fined TikTok for failing to delete content that violates Russian laws on 'LGBT propaganda' and streaming service Twitch for hosting a video interview with a Ukrainian political figure that…

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ADDED ON: 10/05/2022

Slovenia becomes first East European country to legalise same-sex marriage and adoption

The Slovenian parliament on Tuesday passed an amendment allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt after a constitutional court ruling made it the first country in Eastern Europe to do so. The…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

Ukraine: Amid War, LGBTI People Fight for Equal Rights

In late September, the LGBTI community in Ukraine’s northeastern city of Kharkiv defied ongoing shelling to hold a week of Pride events under the slogan, United as Never Before. Kharkiv Pride saw…

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ADDED ON: 10/04/2022

German Interior Ministry Aims to Offer Better Protection for Queer Refugees

The German Interior Minister, Nancy Faeser, has required the decision makers of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) to review the asylum procedures for queer victims of persecution. According to…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2022

Scottish pro Zander Murray inspires fellow soccer player to come out as gay

Two weeks after making headlines as the first-ever senior Scottish pro soccer player to come out as gay, Zander Murray is revealing the impact his courageous decision has had on at least…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Miners’ strike: Valley community and gay activists’ enduring friendships

Almost four decades have passed since the 1984 miners' strike but the unlikely friendships forged between a south Wales community and gay activists from London are as strong as ever. The 2014…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Iceland publishes robust LGBTQ+ action plan which puts the UK to shame

Iceland has published its action plan on LGBTQ+ issues for the years 2022 to 2025, which includes an end to discrimination for queer blood donors, training in LGBTQ+ issues for police, “appropriate…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

LGBT organizations in Spain are pressuring the government to pass the ‘trans law’

Three LGBT organizations have met with the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), the main party of the governing coalition in Spain, seeking the passage of the “trans law” before the close of…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

Germany amends asylum rules in favor of queer refugees

Germany will implement new rules beginning Saturday for processing asylum applications from LGBTQ persons, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said. Faeser said Friday she wanted to better protect queer refugees and that…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

The Anti-LGBTQ+ Views of Italy’s Likely New Leader, Giorgia Meloni

LGBTQ+ Italians are concerned about the views of the country’s presumptive new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. Meloni is leader of the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), a right-wing party that is forming…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

Russians Are Fleeing Putin’s Draft. But in Georgia, Few Are Happy About a Fresh Influx

It’s not hard to understand why Nikolai Shushpan, who is gay, made the decision to become one of the thousands of Russians to flee to Georgia after President Vladimir Putin announced a…

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Alex Meszaros — Identity.Education, Romania

Located in Timișoara, Romania’s third-largest city, Identity.Education was created out of a need for formal representation of the LGBTI community and a lack of spaces for the community to gather. I spoke…