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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 12/01/2020

One of Scotland’s first LGBT hubs to open in Kirkcaldy town centre

LGBT charity Pink Saltire said it was proving doubters wrong with the creation of the inclusive centre in the town centre. It will contain a café, shop, meeting rooms and a permanent…

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ADDED ON: 11/28/2020

Gay veterans in Germany to be eligible for compensation as nation deals with past discrimination

Gays who faced discrimination in the German military will receive financial compensation and have their records cleared, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet decided this week in an attempt to address decades of mistreatment.…

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ADDED ON: 11/27/2020

Climate protester who climbed Big Ben in Boris Johnson wig avoids jail

A climate change protester who climbed Big Ben dressed as Boris Johnson has avoided a jail sentence. Tree surgeon Benjamin Atkinson, 44, scaled the clock tower during an Extinction Rebellion (XR) protest…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2020

Norway outlaws hate speech against trans people

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Norway’s parliament outlawed hate speech against transgender people on Tuesday, expanding its penal code which has protected gay and lesbian people since 1981. People found guilty of…

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ADDED ON: 11/26/2020

Finland’s feminist prime minister Sanna Marin comes out swinging for trans people’s right to self-identify

Sanna Marin, Finland’s prime minister, has spoken out about plans to reform the Trans Act to enable trans people to legally self-identify. When asked whether she sees trans women as women, she…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2020

Russian Lawmaker, LGBT Activist Named Among World’s Most Influential Women

Feminist Russian lawmaker Oksana Pushkina and prosecuted LGBT activist Yulia Tsvetkova have been named among the world’s 100 most inspirational and influential women in 2020 by the BBC. This year's edition of…

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ADDED ON: 11/21/2020

For Hungary’s same-sex couples, a narrow window to adopt is closing

After three years, Marton Pal and his partner Adam Hanol received the phone call they had been waiting for in 2018 and a few months later they adopted Andris, a smart and…

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ADDED ON: 11/20/2020

Latvia Court recognizes right of same-sex couple to parental leave

Constitutional Court had received an appeal from a mother whose female partner was unable to receive the ten-day leave which, according to Labor Act, is to be granted to the child's father.…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2020

Anti-Trans LGB Alliance launches insidious email campaign

The anti-trans pressure group LGB Alliance Ireland has urged schools to ignore a vital anti-LGBT+ bullying campaign, claiming it raises “safeguarding” concerns. The Irish branch of the group was set up in…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

LGBT activists welcome rainbow light show in Poland, say more action needed

LGBT rights have been a flashpoint in Poland over the last two years, with politicians tied to the ruling nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party and senior members of the Catholic Church…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Draft laws impacting children’s and transgender rights in Russia withdrawn from State Duma

The authors behind two separate packages of amendments to Russia’s Family Code have withdrawn their initiatives from the State Duma following backlash over proposed changes that would impact child protective services and…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2020

Historic first as trans flag raised across Dublin city to mark Transgender Awareness Month

The month of November is observed globally as Transgender Awareness Month with Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR) being held November 20, which memorialises victims of transphobic violence. Transgender Awareness Month was marked…

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