Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 02/06/2018

Protest Against AIDS Movie Sparks Fears in Romania

Members of the Romanian LGBTI community expressed renewed concerns over increasing harassment and intimidation after a group of Romanian right-wing activists interrupted the screening of a French AIDS activism film on Sunday…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2018

Ethan Stables Convicted Over Gay Pride Attack Plan

Ethan Stables, 20, planned to strike at the LGBTI event at the New Empire pub in Barrow, Cumbria, in June 2017. He claimed he posted comments on Facebook to impress far-right friends…

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ADDED ON: 02/06/2018

Top French Chef Teaches Israeli LGBTI Teens How to Cook

The head chef of the French Presidential Palace, Guillaume Gomez, led a very special cookery class yesterday. Gomez was visiting the French ambassador’s resident in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel. He was in…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

Survey Finds Bullying of LGBT Pupils in Scottish Schools is Rife

More than one third of lesbian, gay and bisexual pupils experienced a hate crime or incident in the past year, according to a new survey. A poll of nearly 700 LGBT pupils…

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ADDED ON: 02/04/2018

Equality Charities Celebrate as Jersey Becomes Last Channel Island to Legalize Gay Marriage

Equality charities are celebrating after gay marriage was finally legalized on the Channel Island of Jersey. Politicians voted to pass the new marriage laws on Thursday night by a majority of 42-1. It followed…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Russian Authorities Cancel Gay Pride Parade in Teriberka Over Wind Concerns

Russian authorities have blocked a gay parade planned north of the Arctic Circle over what they say are health dangers posed by possible hurricane winds and bad weather. Gay rights activist Nikolai…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2018

Vatican Nixes Former Irish President, LGBT Advocate from Women’s Day event

A group that advocates for greater leadership roles for women in the Catholic Church says the Vatican is refusing to allow former Irish President Mary McAleese participate in an annual event marking…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Chechnya President Ramzan Kadyrov: Survivors of Gay Concentration Camps Made It Up ‘for Money’

There is no truth to claims LGBT people are being persecuted in Chechnya, President Ramzan Kadyrov has said. The pro-Putin leader told the BBC that “not one person” in Chechnya has committed…

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ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Far-Right AfD Member Converted to Islam in Protest at Church’s Gay Marriage Stance

A member of Germany's far-right and anti-Muslim Alternative for Germany party (AfD) who recently converted to Islam has said he did so in protest at what he sees as the "moral decline"…

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Friends of Prague Pride

Prague Pride: established in 2010 to challenge prejudices against LGBT people; to fight LGBT discrimination in the Czech Republic and beyond and promote LGBT equity in the Czech economy and society.

Our festival has gained a reputation as one of the most original and creative Pride festivals in Europe, quickly becoming the largest LGBT Pride festival in the post-communist world, serving as a positive example in a region where LGBT rights are often challenged.

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Friends of Zagreb Pride

Zagreb Pride is a queer-feminist and anti-fascist organization committed to the achievement of an active society of solidarity and equality free from gender sexual norms and categories, and any other kind of oppression.

ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Northern Ireland: Survey Shows Changing Attitudes Towards LGBTI People

Social attitudes in Northern Ireland towards LGBTI people are much more positive than they were a decade ago, a newly released Equality Commission survey has found. Positive views of LGB people increased…

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