Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/09/2022

Court orders Aruba, Curaçao to extend marriage rights to same-sex couples

A court on Tuesday ruled Aruba and Curaçao must allow same-sex couples to marry. The Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba that has…

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ADDED ON: 12/09/2022

RUSSIA FREES OUT GAY BASKETBALL STAR BRITTNEY GRINER IN PRISONER SWAP FOR ARMS DEALER

Out gay American basketball star Brittney Griner was freed by Russia, in exchange for the US releasing Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, known as the ‘Merchant of Death’. “Moments ago I spoke…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Ukraine’s only transgender correspondent has become a local legend

I was shocked when I learned of LGBTQ Nation reporter Sarah Ashton-Cirillo – the only openly transgender war correspondent working in Ukraine. It was May, and I was in Kharkiv, a large…

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ADDED ON: 12/06/2022

Putin signs expanded anti-LGBTQ laws in Russia, in latest crackdown on rights

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed into law a bill that expands a ban on so-called LGBTQ “propaganda” in Russia, making it illegal for anyone to promote same-sex relationships or suggest…

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ADDED ON: 12/03/2022

LGBTQ Groups Seek Legal Ban On Swiss Conversion Therapy

LGBTQ organisations in Switzerland are concerned that without swift action, the country could become a haven for conversion therapy, which is banned in neighbouring France and Germany. Swiss lawmakers will start debating…

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ADDED ON: 12/02/2022

Russian drag queens ‘ready for the worst’ as LGBTQ law looms

Backstage at a bar in Moscow, a troupe of drag queens surrounded by make-up palettes and sparkling costumes join hands before taking to the stage for what could be one of their…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

We Will Survive Them All’: As Russia Braces For Harsh New Anti-Gay Law, A Museum Of LGBT Culture Opens In St. Petersburg

Russia's newest museum opened its doors on November 27. It may close them for good before the week is out. The country's newly toughened legislation against so-called lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)…

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ADDED ON: 12/01/2022

Rainbow flag-waving protester invades World Cup pitch

A man ran onto the pitch during Monday's World Cup group-stage match between Portugal and Uruguay, holding up a rainbow flag to protest Qatar's anti-LGBT laws. The activist, whose blue Superman T-shirt…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2022

London transport network blocks Qatar ads over LGBTQ laws

LONDON: London's transport system is not allowing advertising that "portrays Qatar as a desirable destination" or encourages people to attend the World Cup, under a 2019 policy response to LGBTQ laws there. The…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

Anti-LGBT law in Russia: ‘Leaders want to construct a united conservative base’

Russian MPs this week updated, and expanded, an anti-LGBT law – the latest in a series of measures aiming to highlight "traditional" family values. Against a backdrop of conflict in Ukraine, Russian…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2022

Days After Acquittal Confirmed In Nudes Case, LGBT Artist Flees Russia

An LGBT activist and artist acquitted recently in a high-profile pornography case over nude drawings and other artwork she posted online has left Russia days after an unsuccessful appeal by prosecutors, her…

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