Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


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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ADDED ON: 09/25/2022

Same-sex parenting not normal, says aide to Italy’s Meloni

Same-sex parenting is not normal, a senior member of the far-right party expected to win Italy’s election on Sunday has suggested, casting a fresh spotlight on its socially conservative agenda. The remarks…

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ADDED ON: 09/24/2022

Turkey’s Anti-LGBTQ Display Reflects Nation’s Political Shift

The 25-year-old translator by day and trans drag performer by night felt overwhelming panic and anxiety when several thousand demonstrators gathered and marched Sunday in Turkey to demand a ban on what…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

Italian politics has been in trouble for decades. Now it’s heading for a new low

Earlier this month, Alessio Di Giulio, a Florentine councillor with rightwing populist party the League, posted a 17-second video that, to my mind, marks the nadir of what has been one of…

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ADDED ON: 09/23/2022

Prove World Cup will be safe, England LGBTQ+ supporters’ group tells Qatar

The England national team’s largest LGBTQ+ supporters’ group has urged Qatar’s authorities to provide clear reassurances that it will be safe for gay fans to visit for the World Cup – and…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

Bishops in Belgium authorize prayer for committed gay couples

The Flemish-speaking bishops of Belgium have appointed a contact person for ministry to and with gay Catholics and have authorized prayer for committed gay couples on the condition it is clear that…

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ADDED ON: 09/20/2022

Thousands march in anti-LGBT demonstration in Istanbul

Several thousand people have taken part in an anti-LGBT demonstration in Istanbul. They called for LGBT associations to be closed down and displayed signs that read: "protect your family and your generation",…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

SCOTTISH FOOTBALLER ZANDER MURRAY COMES OUT AS GAY

Scottish footballer Zander Murray, a striker for Gala Fairydean Rovers, has come out as gay. In an interview with Gala Fairydean Rovers Football Club, Murray, 30, talked about the timing behind his…

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ADDED ON: 09/19/2022

Thousands march in Turkey to demand ban on LGBTQ groups

An anti-LGBTQ group marched Sunday in Istanbul, demanding that LGBTQ associations be shuttered and their activities banned, in the largest demonstration of its kind in Turkey. Several thousand people joined the demonstration…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Turkish Regulator Criticized Over Public Service Video

Turkish media and LGBTQ groups are questioning a decision by the country’s regulator to classify a video from a coalition of conservative groups as a public service announcement. The Radio and Television…

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ADDED ON: 09/18/2022

Police and anti-LGBT protesters clash in Belgrade as EuroPride march goes ahead

Serbian riot police clashed with anti-LGBT protesters in the capital Belgrade on September 17, as a last minute government decision allowed the EuroPride march to go ahead. The Serbian authorities had previously…

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