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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/01/2021

Support for gay marriage doubles in Romania

A new study has shown that Romanians are increasingly more tolerant towards LGBTI rights - with 43 percent saying that they support a legal form of same-sex union in Romania, either as…

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Herman Gaibe — T9 NSK, Russia

Herman Gaibe is the project manager of T9 NSK, an initiative in Novosibirsk, Russia that aims to increase the acceptance of transgender people in society and, eventually, to create a network of…

ADDED ON: 04/30/2021

‘Laughing-stock’ Polish town revokes ‘LGBT-free’ status so it can keep lucrative EU grants

The small community of Kraśnik in eastern Poland was among the first in the country to sign a public declaration against LGBT+ rights in May 2019. The document declared the town “free…

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David Tasevski — Subversive Front, North Macedonia

David Tasevski is the Executive Director of Subversive Front, an association for sexual and gender minorities based in North Macedonia. In this interview, he discusses the importance of mental health within the…

ADDED ON: 04/29/2021

Lithuanian artist uses homophobic messages to raise money for LGBT causes

A Lithuanian artist has raised over $6,000 for LGBT groups by selling a digital collage of homophobic messages that were sent to a member of parliament who champions gay rights causes. The…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2021

Chechnya Grants State Protection to ‘Kidnapped’ Gay Men – Reports

Authorities in Russia’s republic of Chechnya have granted state protection to two gay men facing threats of familial “honor killings” after they were forcibly returned to their home region, the MBKh Media…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Russian Man On Pornography Charge For Sharing Rammstein Clip

A court in northwestern Russia is set to deliver its verdict on April 28 in the case against an activist accused of “distributing pornography” for sharing a video by the German rock…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Opponents force referendum on Swiss same-sex marriage

Swiss voters will get final say on whether same-sex couples can marry after opponents gathered enough signatures to force a binding referendum on a 2020 law allowing them to wed. That legislation…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Anti-LGBT+ discrimination damages Eastern Europe’s economic growth

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people costs Eastern European countries almost 2% a year in economic growth, a coalition of dozens of global companies promoting LGBT+ inclusion said on Tuesday.…

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ADDED ON: 04/28/2021

Scottish election 2021: Douglas Ross attacked for historic comments on gay marriage during TV leaders’ debate

The Scottish Conservative leader was asked about his position on equal marriage in Tuesday night’s debate following a report in the Daily Record that he, while a councillor in Moray in 2014,…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

Cameroonian LGBT activist champions imprisoned transgender women

Coming from Cameroon where letting it be known that she was a lesbian could lead to prison time, activist and social media influencer Bandy Kiki struggled to adjust to her newfound safety…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2021

Long road to motherhood: Lesbians fight for IVF in Europe

LONDON, April 26 (Openly) - It took Leonie Plastina and her wife Sonja years of careful research - poring over LGBT+ rights laws and private medical costs in various European countries -…

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