Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 04/12/2019

UN, EU Express Concerns About Threats Against Armenia’s LGBT Community

The United Nations, European Union, and local rights groups have expressed concerns about "hate speech" directed toward Armenia's LGBT community following reports of death threats against a transgender woman who spoke in…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Calls for pastor who celebrated Orlando massacre to be banned from Ireland

A petition has been signed almost 5,000 times calling for anti-LGBT+ pastor Steven Anderson to be banned from entering Ireland. Anderson—a preacher with the Faithful Word Baptist Church in the United States—is…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Buggery remains a crime, but UK hopes Guyana Govt. will soon facilitate gay rights

While Guyana and the United Kingdom (UK) continue to enjoy a healthy and fruitful relationship, and rarely butt heads when it comes to policies and laws, High Commissioner, Greg Quinn, said the…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

Luxembourg’s gay premier praises Mexico LGBT+ progress, sees more work ahead

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel addressed the Mexican Senate on Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to advance LGBT rights in the country of some 120 million people. On the third day of his…

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ADDED ON: 04/10/2019

LGBT protesters storm Dorchester Hotel over Brunei’s gay sex laws

Gay rights activists storm and block the entrance of the Sultan-owned Dorchester hotel in central London in a protest against Brunei imposing a death by stoning penalty law against gays and adulterers…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

Poland’s Populists Pick a New Top Enemy: Gay People

Growing up in a small city in southern Poland, part of a religious family and conservative community, Maciej Gosniowski was told again and again that something was wrong with him. “It would…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2019

Homophobia scandal hits Plovdiv, Bulgaria’s European capital of culture

Plovdiv, one of the 2019 European capitals of culture, has become embroiled in a homophobia scandal as local officials attempt to remove the head of the organising committee over a photographic exhibition…

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ADDED ON: 04/07/2019

Belfast church protest by LGBT group against ‘conversion therapy’

LGBT group the Rainbow Project has organised a protest at a south Belfast church on Saturday morning against what they have labelled “conversion therapy”. Windsor Baptist has advertised the event as a…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

Transgender woman violently attacked by mob in Paris

A transgender woman has opened up about her terrifying experience of being assaulted by a group of men at a rally in Paris on Sunday. The woman who has only been publicly…

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ADDED ON: 04/06/2019

Gay Artist Wants to Change Poland, Starting With One Village

The Polish artist Daniel Rycharski sat in his childhood home recently and considered the idea of fitting in. In many ways, Poland is a highly polarized country. On one side is the…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2019

Verona protests: Tens of thousands of campaigners march against ‘medieval’ anti-LGBT+ and anti-abortion conference

Tens of thousands of campaigners descended on the streets of Verona over the weekend to show their opposition to an anti-LGBT+ and anti-abortion conference whose self-avowed goal is to establish the “natural…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2019

Evolution of Transgender Identity in Turkey

LGBTI groups in Turkey have reportedly been trying to survive hate murders, abuse, rape, and inequality in what reportedly is a very polarised society. A society in which moral understanding is dictated…

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