Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

LGBT+ asylum seekers are sharing bedrooms with strangers during coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how our dysfunctional asylum and immigration system is failing to support people in need. The system prevents people from accessing health services and puts LGBT+ people at…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2020

Germany becomes the fifth country in the world to ban conversion therapy

Germany has become the fifth country in the world to ban ‘conversion therapy’ of LGBT+ minors. The new vote in the Bundestag, Germany’s parliament, confirms a ban which the German government imposed…

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ADDED ON: 05/11/2020

Opinion: Little Richard’s Queer Triumph

It was during a 1966 concert in Paris when Little Richard, drenched in sweat, told a mostly white audience, “I’m ready, ready, ready teddy, I’m ready, ready, ready teddy!” He took off…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2020

Radical Russian Imperial Movement Expanding Global Outreach

The Russian Imperial Movement (RIM), a white supremacist group based in St. Petersburg, is increasingly expanding its outreach beyond Russia through the establishment of transnational networks with like-minded neo-Nazis and white supremacist…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2020

Activists call on Tinley Park to show support for gay rights in Polish Sister City

Activists in Europe are calling on Tinley Park residents and village officials to show support for gay rights in a Sister City community in Poland. European rights groups want Tinley Park and…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2020

Minister defends Germany’s limited gay therapy ban

Germany’s ban on so-called gay conversion therapies needs to be robust enough to withstand court challenges, Health Minister Jens Spahn said in response to criticism that his proposed law would not protect…

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ADDED ON: 05/06/2020

Turkey’s president Erdogan orders children to stop drawing rainbows in case they turn people gay

Children in Turkey have reportedly been ordered to stop drawing rainbows as authorities believe it is part of a “plot” to turn them gay. Turkey has seen a sharp spike in homophobia…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2020

Muslim LGBT ‘Allies’ Silent as Muslim Attacks on Gays Increase

There’s a new slur trending in Turkey these days aimed at the LGBTQ population: “#YallahHollandaya” or “Go to Holland.” The expression reflects the Netherlands’ longstanding acceptance of homosexuality, having been the first…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2020

‘Fearless’ Scots lawyer who worked to decriminalise sex between men found dead in his home

65-year-old Derek Ogg QC was found dead at his home in Langside, Glasgow on the evening of May 1. There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. The…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2020

Turkey: Criminal Case for Opposing Homophobic Speech

The Ankara Prosecutor’s office in Turkey has opened a criminal investigation into the Ankara Bar Association after it filed a complaint against the head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate for a homophobic…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2020

Trans woman sets herself on fire in Georgia as virus lockdown cuts income

A transgender woman set herself on fire in Georgia to highlight the plight of trans sex workers with no income during the coronavirus lockdown, LGBT+ groups said on Friday as they called…

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ADDED ON: 05/02/2020

Pope Francis just threw his support behind a small community of Italian transgender sex workers

Sex workers, particularly those who are undocumented, have been badly hit by the pandemic as many are unable to work or claim benefits. This was the case for a group of trans…

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