Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/03/2019

Copenhagen presents Denmark’s first LGBTI+ policy.

Copenhagen is set to become the first city in Denmark to usher in policy specifically designated to the LGBTI+ community. The policy, ‘En ligeværdig del af fællesskabet’ (‘An equal part of the…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2019

Greek bishop who told followers to spit on gays guilty of inciting hatred.

A Greek bishop has been given a seven-month suspended jail sentence for inciting homophobic hatred and abusing ecclesiastical office. Bishop Amvrosios of Kalavryta, whose name is Athanassios Lenis, appeared in front of…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

Berlin’s monument to gay victims of the Holocaust vandalised.

Berlin’s memorial to homosexual people killed during the Holocaust has been vandalised. Local magazine Monopol reported that the structure had been vandalised with black paint with a political message being painted on…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2019

Altrincham will wear LGBT inspired kit in a moment of “football history”.

Non-league Altrincham will support football's fight against homophobia by wearing a new kit based on the LGBT flag for a competitive fixture. The National League North side - who normally play in…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

France’s Eurovision Contestant Bilal Hassani Targeted with Homophobic Harassment on Social Media

France’s contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest has been faced with homophobic harassment on social media. Bilal Hassani has been the subject of online abuse and two organisations fighting homophobia in France…

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ADDED ON: 01/31/2019

Church of England Faces Calls to Withdraw Trans Welcome Ceremonies

The Church of England is facing pressure to withdraw guidance for ceremonies welcoming transgender worshippers following a transition after more than 2,000 members signed a letter of protest. Clergy members were among…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Barcelona’s LGBT centre is vandalised one week after opening

Residents of Barcelona have shown their support for the queer community after the city’s LGBT+ centre was vandalised just over one week after opening. The Centre LGBTI Barcelona opened in Calle Borrell, Barcelona, on…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Russian LGBT Network formally requests federal investigation on Chechnya amid death threats to director

The Russian LGBT Network has requested that Russia’s Federal Investigative Committee look into reports of renewed arrests, torture, and killings of those suspected of being LGBTQ in Chechnya, Mediazona reports. The Network has led…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia

While much recent attention has been focused on the LGBT community in Chechnya and the wider North Caucasus, sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure as well. Russia’s 2013 law…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2019

France combats anti-LGBT bullying with new school campaign

A new campaign in France is aiming to tackle anti-LGBT+ bullying in middle and high schools across the country. France’s Ministry for Education and Youth launched a new campaign today called All Equal,…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2019

Londoners rally at Russian embassy demanding end to torture in Chechnya

The situation in Chechnya is urgent. That’s why nearly one hundred people flocked to a rally outside of the Russian embassy in London to call for an end to the persecution of gay men…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2019

Trump Administration Sits on Hands As Chechnya Disappears LGBT People

A violent crackdown on LGBT people in the Russian region of Chechnya has resulted in the arrest and torture of dozens of people so far. Advocates, attorneys, and activists say that the…

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