Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 10/02/2018

Fleeing Anti-Gay Persecution in Chechnya, Three Young Women Are Now Stuck in Place

It begins as the most ordinary of stories and ends with three women who are trapped in a small apartment in a country I can’t name. If they are found here, they will…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2018

Minister for Africa Announces Vital Funding for LGBT Inclusion

Although the UK leads the way in much of its LGBT legislation and policies, there is still more to do. At the Commonwealth Summit earlier this year, the Prime Minister Theresa May,…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Greek LGBTI Activist Dies After Brutal Beating

Zak Kostopoulos, a Greek LGBTI activist and drag performer, died Friday after a brutal attack in an Athens shopping district. According to NBC News, two men have been arrested in connection with…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Georgia: UN Expert to Assess Human Rights of LGBTI Persons

From September the 25th to October the 5th, the UN Independent Expert on the protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, will be in Georgia.…

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ADDED ON: 09/27/2018

Students at German Catholic School Protest for Gay Teacher

Around 600 pupils protested Thursday against their school's decision not to hire a gay teacher at the Gymnasium Mariengarden, a private high school in the town of Borken in western Germany. The…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2018

Survivors Seek Justice as Chechnya LGBTI Purge Remains Un-investigated

In the summer of 2017, Zelim Bakaev flew home to his native Chechnya from Moscow, where he was building a career as a pop singer and model. Bakaev, according to his friends,…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2018

Romanian Newspaper Compares LGBT+ Activists to Nazis

A leading Romanian newspaper has been condemned for a front page which featured a drag queen in a Nazi uniform. The image on the front of România Liberă, which also features a…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2018

LGBT Activist Reportedly “Lynched” in Greece

A Greek LGBT activist died on Saturday, an alleged victim of a lynch mob, but officials say only a full medical investigation will determine a broader picture of how he died. Zak…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2018

Dua Lipa Speaks Out About Brazil’s Anti-LGBT Presidential Candidate Jair Bolsonaro

Singer Dua Lipa and other musicians have spoken out against Brazil’s anti-LGBT presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro. The politician, who is a frontrunner in the presidential race, has made several homophobic comments, including…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

Anti-gay Summit Finds Mixed Reception in Moldova

Anti-gay advocates and their conservative supporters from dozens of countries gathered last weekend in Moldova’s capital for the annual World Congress of Families, celebrating what they call the “natural family.” Attendees at…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

UKIP Vows to Gut LGBT Rights in Extreme New Manifesto

LGBT+ activists were described as child abusers at the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party’s conference on Friday, as it launched a new manifesto that takes drastic new anti-LGBT stances. UKIP faced a mass…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2018

“It’s Not a Sin:” Russian Police Crack Down On ‘Blasphemy’ Memes But Ignore Homophobic Hate Speech

Authorities in Russia have ignored complaints of violent anti-LGBTQ speech, while simultaneously moving to prosecute individuals who post memes deemed offensive to Christianity. LGBTQ activists in the country have complained to police…

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