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LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 08/01/2021

Revellers celebrate three decades of Belfast pride

THE streets were buzzing on Saturday as revellers took to the city centre to celebrate the 30th annual Belfast Pride. While the traditional parade couldn’t take because of Covid rules, the event…

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Ivan Dimov- Single Step, Bulgaria

Ivan Dimov, founder, and chairman of Single Step Bulgaria, bore witness to a powerful story that changed his life forever. “Six years ago, I was back in Bulgaria on vacation. I was…

Predrag Azdejkovic – Optimist Magazine, Serbia

Founded in 2011, Optimist is a bi-monthly publication in Belgrade, Serbia that aims to provide positive visibility and awareness of the LGBTI community. I spoke with founder Predrag Azdejkovic to learn more…

Lilly Dragoeva – Bilitis Foundation, Bulgaria

Lilly Dragoeva is the Executive Director of Bilitis Foundation, the oldest active LGBTI organization in Bulgaria.  Her work experience includes diverse leadership roles, social analysis, and research, and over 15 years of…

ADDED ON: 07/31/2021

Wales launches plan to become most LGBT-friendly country in Europe as Westminster slides backwards

The Welsh government has unveiled a new LGBT+ action plan and set out its hope to become the most LGBT-friendly country in Europe. Key actions will include trying to devolve powers related…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2021

Ukraine LGBTQ activists hold rave to demand govt punish attacks

Dozens of people took part in a rave party outside the Ukrainian president's office Friday to demand the authorities protect LGBTQ rights, sparking scuffles between police and right-wing protesters trying to prevent…

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ADDED ON: 07/30/2021

Hungarian election panel clears questions of LGBT referendum

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary’s National Election Committee (NEC) approved on Friday the government’s list of questions on LGBT issues it wants to put on a referendum as part of what Prime Minister…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2021

LGBT Turks Take Stock After Disrupted Pride Celebrations

ISTANBUL - More than a month after Turkish authorities crushed Pride-themed events in Istanbul, emotions still run raw for members of the country's embattled LGBT community. "There was lots of violence. I…

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ADDED ON: 07/29/2021

LGBT+ campaigners demand inclusion at first UK ‘Reclaim Pride’ march

LONDON, July 24 (Openly) - Holding banners and shouting slogans of defiance, thousands of LGBT+ people took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest against the perceived commercialisation of Britain's…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2021

Georgia’s LGBT+ community living in fear after violence

TBILISI, July 26 (Openly) - Nino, a 25-year-old lesbian from Georgia, no longer feels at ease when she leaves the house. Since violence forced a Pride march to be cancelled earlier this…

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ADDED ON: 07/27/2021

Poland’s heinous ‘LGBT-free zones’ sue the defiant activists fighting back against their hate

In late 2019, Polish activists began compiling an interactive map of the country’s ‘LGBT-free zones’. Within these towns and cities, the promotion of so-called ‘LGBT+ ideology’ is banned. Enraged by this state-sanctioned…

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ADDED ON: 07/26/2021

Berlin parade raises concerns over increase in LGBT+ hate crimes

Thousands of people took to the streets of Berlin on Saturday as revelers marched for LGBT+ rights on Christopher Street Day. The day commemorates riots that broke out in New York in…

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