Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 08/12/2019

Prague Pride features Romani float again, award given to LGBT and Romani activist David Tišer

Yesterday the carnival of LGBT pride known as the Prague Pride Parade marched through the streets of the Czech capital, the ninth time the "rainbow march" has been held here. Starting at…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

He survived Chechnya’s LGBTQ purge. Now, he’s ready to tell his story

Amin Dzhabrailov shivered as the cold air hit his sweat-drenched body. It had been two weeks since he began sleeping on the floor of the tiny, windowless room, but he still wasn’t…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/10/2019

Poland holds new pride parade after one marred by violence

LGBT activists held a central Polish city’s first pride parade without incident Saturday amid a deep divide in the country over gay and lesbian rights. The parade in Plock, about 100 kilometers…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/09/2019

Anthropological project Gaysian Faces aims to increase visibility of the LGBT+ South Asian community

A South Asian queer anthropology photography project titled Gaysian Faces has been created in a bid to increase visibility around LGBT+ individuals within Birmingham’s South Asian community. The project, inspired by the…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/07/2019

Coca-Cola faces backlash in Hungary for ad featuring same-sex couples

Coca-Cola is facing intense criticism in Hungary over an ad campaign featuring same-sex couples, the latest instance of a vocal anti-gay backlash across parts of post-communist central Europe. Anger over the company's…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Murder, ‘gay-hunters’ strike terror in Russia’s LGBT community

When LGBT activist Yelena Grigoryeva found her name on a hit list of a "gay-hunting" group, she did not appear to take the threat seriously. The group called itself "Pila", meaning "saw",…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/06/2019

Polish state firms pouring ad cash into media that attack gay rights, research data shows

State companies in Poland have multiplied many times over their spending on advertising via news magazines that attack gay rights since the nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party came to power in…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/05/2019

Same-Sex Union Vote Failure Dismays Montenegro’s LGBT Community

The Montenegrin parliament on Wednesday failed to adopt a law to legalize same-sex unions after deputies from ruling parties representing ethnic minorities voted against it. MPs from the main governing Democratic Party…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/05/2019

Hamburg Pride Parade paused after fire breaks out

Celebrations at Hamburg's Pride Parade ground to a halt after one of the floats went up in flames. At least two people suffered smoke inhalation. Large LGBT+ marches were also being held…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/05/2019

Hate crimes in schools in region affected by anti-LGBT+ protests surge

The number of hate crimes in schools and colleges in the county affected by protests against LGBT+ lessons has surged by more than 50 per cent in just one year, The Independent…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/05/2019

Big corporates can show their support for LGBT+ people by forcing Governments to get tough with online bigots

FOR a few weeks in the height of summer, the corporate and municipal world is draped in a rainbow flag. Events like Leeds Pride - which is Yorkshire’s biggest celebration of lesbian,…

GO TO FULL STORY

ADDED ON: 08/04/2019

LGBT in Russia: smashing stereotypes and creating a queer future

For Russia’s LGBT community, homophobia and violence are part of day-to-day reality. Some cases, like the murder of activist Yelena Grigoryeva last week or torture in Chechnya, have made international headlines and…

GO TO FULL STORY