Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/21/2022

Turkey’s Alevis to open their houses of worship to LGBTQ funerals

The mood at an ordinary symposium organized by various civic groups in mid-May suddenly took a joyous and emotional turn for Turkey’s LGBTQ individuals after a groundbreaking announcement by a prominent leader…

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ADDED ON: 05/18/2022

Belgium Aims to Combat Anti-LGBTQ Assaults With New Action Plan

Belgium is adopting a new plan to fight discrimination and ensure more rights for LGBTQ people as it strives to bring down the country’s high rate of assaults based on sexual orientation.…

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ADDED ON: 05/17/2022

Jake Daniels becomes first current English footballer to come out as gay.

Jake Daniels is determined to “drive change” after the teenage Blackpool forward came out as gay. The 17-year-old posted a message via the Tangerines’ website on Monday, stating that he has been…

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ADDED ON: 05/16/2022

20th Queer Zagreb to Take Place Between 24 May and 5 June

The festival will open with the Croatian premiere of "Yira, Yira", a performance directed by Bruno Isaković and Nataša Rajković, at the Croatian National Theatre on 24 May. It was created in…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2022

LGBTI rights in Ukraine conflict in focus at Cyprus conference

The IDAHOT + Forum 2022 is taking place in Limassol, Cyprus, on 12-13 May, ahead of the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on Tuesday 17 May. Speaking during the discussion…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Marking International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia 2022 in Albania

To mark IDAHOT 2022 in Albania, the action on “Promotion of Diversity and Equality in Albania” under the joint European Union and Council of Europe “Horizontal Facility for the Western Balkans and…

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ADDED ON: 05/13/2022

Greece bans LGBTQ conversion therapy

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece on Wednesday banned conversion therapy for minors, a practice aimed at suppressing a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity and which the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Home Office admits LGBTQI+ refugees could be persecuted if sent to Rwanda

The Home Office has admitted that lesbian, gay and bisexual refugees could be persecuted if sent to Rwanda – but still plans to fly them 4,000 miles to Kigali. The department’s equality impact assessment…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2022

Polish Court Rejects Case Against ‘LGBT-Free Zones’ Activist.

A court in the Polish city of Rzeszów has thrown out a case against Bartosz Staszewski, an LGBT rights activist who was being sued by the Niebylec commune for defamation. Niebylec, a…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2022

Gay Village welcome for Commonwealth visitors from where homosexuality is a sin

Birmingham’s Gay Village will be a ‘place of welcome for everyone’ during the Commonwealth Games , Pride chief Lawrence Barton said today. Mr Barton - who chairs Southside BID - said the LGBTQ+ community would welcome the world ‘with open…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2022

Writing poetry helped me realise I didn’t have to conform to gender norms

When Peter Scalpello started writing their debut poetry collection, they could never have known just how much they would discover about themselves along the way. Peter’s debut was published in March by Cipher Press, the queer…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2022

Article: Russian Orthodox Church Under Threat Of EU Sanctions

The European Union is debating on imposing sanctions on Patriarch Kirill, the head of The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), also known as the Moscow Patriarchate, who leads about 100 million believers. The…

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