Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Miners’ strike: Valley community and gay activists’ enduring friendships

Almost four decades have passed since the 1984 miners' strike but the unlikely friendships forged between a south Wales community and gay activists from London are as strong as ever. The 2014…

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ADDED ON: 10/02/2022

Iceland publishes robust LGBTQ+ action plan which puts the UK to shame

Iceland has published its action plan on LGBTQ+ issues for the years 2022 to 2025, which includes an end to discrimination for queer blood donors, training in LGBTQ+ issues for police, “appropriate…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

LGBT organizations in Spain are pressuring the government to pass the ‘trans law’

Three LGBT organizations have met with the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), the main party of the governing coalition in Spain, seeking the passage of the “trans law” before the close of…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

Germany amends asylum rules in favor of queer refugees

Germany will implement new rules beginning Saturday for processing asylum applications from LGBTQ persons, German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said. Faeser said Friday she wanted to better protect queer refugees and that…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

The Anti-LGBTQ+ Views of Italy’s Likely New Leader, Giorgia Meloni

LGBTQ+ Italians are concerned about the views of the country’s presumptive new prime minister, Giorgia Meloni. Meloni is leader of the Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy), a right-wing party that is forming…

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ADDED ON: 09/29/2022

Russians Are Fleeing Putin’s Draft. But in Georgia, Few Are Happy About a Fresh Influx

It’s not hard to understand why Nikolai Shushpan, who is gay, made the decision to become one of the thousands of Russians to flee to Georgia after President Vladimir Putin announced a…

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Alex Meszaros — Identity.Education, Romania

Located in Timișoara, Romania’s third-largest city, Identity.Education was created out of a need for formal representation of the LGBTI community and a lack of spaces for the community to gather. I spoke…

ADDED ON: 09/27/2022

Italy’s ‘next PM’ Giorgia Meloni is a far-right leader who rallied against ‘LGBT lobbies’

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who has rallied against “LBGT lobbies” and so-called “gender ideology”, is set to become Italy’s first female prime minister. Projections based on the near-final count of votes showed…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

Cyprus LGBT+ pride marchers seek equal family rights

NICOSIA, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Hundreds of activists turned streets of the Cypriot capital into a sea of rainbows on Sunday on a pride march in a push for equal rights irrespective…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2022

Serbia’s Conservatives Seek Textbook Ban Over ‘LGBT Ideology’

BELGRADE -- Staunch religious and political conservatives have teamed up to challenge Serbia's recently revamped school curriculum over descriptions of gender and sexual identity, sparking a formal review that could result in…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2022

Serbia’s Conservatives Seek Textbook Ban Over ‘LGBT Ideology’

Staunch religious and political conservatives have teamed up to challenge Serbia's recently revamped school curriculum over descriptions of gender and sexual identity, sparking a formal review that could result in a textbook…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2022

LGBT+ Conservatives urged to pull branded condoms ‘as a favour’ to Liz Truss

Internal emails from LGBT+ Conservatives suggest the group was told to pull its branded condoms from conference by the prime minister. The party’s LGBTQ+ group announced on Thursday (22 September) that it…

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