Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Turkish police violently break up LGBT Pride parade at Ankara university

Turkish police attacked a group of students during a LGBT Pride parade at Ankara's Middle East Technical University on Friday. Turkish police violently attacked students during a LGBT Pride march at Ankara’s…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2022

Over 100K march for LGBTQ+ rights in Vienna

Austria's LGBTQ+ community came out in full force on the streets of Vienna on Saturday (June 11) with over 100,000 people taking part in the annual gay pride parade, according to local…

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Suspended Gay Priest Krzysztof Charamsa Wants LGBT Catholics to Get Angry

Alturi catches up with former Vatican official Krzysztof Charamsa, who, since coming out and being promptly fired in 2015, has been quietly stirring up the Catholic Church’s next ideological evolution in his…

ADDED ON: 06/11/2022

Azerbaijan’s embattled queer community holds “Pride event”

Azerbaijan’s small LGBTQ activist community gathered for a press conference for the first time in eight years, counting it as a victory amid the country’s not-so-queer-friendly social and political landscape. On June…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2022

Inside Istanbul’s underground queer scene

The month of June officially marks Pride in many countries around the world. Since 2003, Istanbul Pride has taken place in Taksim Square, where participants gather to march down İstiklal Avenue, and…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

Czech president Miloš Zeman vows to block same-sex marriages if approved by parliament

Czech president Miloš Zeman has said he plans to veto proposed legislation that would give same-sex couples the right to get married in the country. The measure, which was drafted by lawmakers…

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ADDED ON: 06/09/2022

How LGBTQI+ to LGBTQI+ support is helping Ukrainian refugees find safety in the EU

In just over three months since Russia began its full-scale invasion, nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine as refugees. The vast majority are Ukrainian women and children who have been received in…

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ADDED ON: 06/08/2022

In Russia’s shadow, LGBTQ people across the Baltics fight for their rights.

Surrounded by thousands of people wearing rainbow flags, glitter and sparkly outfits, Eddie Balčiūnaitė prepared to take part in one of the biggest marches the Baltic countries have ever seen. The 21-year-old…

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ADDED ON: 06/07/2022

Gay Rugby Player Beaten So Badly He May Never Play Again.

A gay rugby player in Ireland says he may never again play the sport he loves after a brutal homophobic beating that left him with a shattered ankle and a dangerous eye…

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ADDED ON: 06/06/2022

Greece’s LGBTTQQIAAP Community, Youth Struggle for Acceptance

ATHENS – It’s not easy being gay in Greece and it’s even tougher for gender queer children and youths during a time when many people are questioning and challenging their sexual identity…

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ADDED ON: 06/03/2022

Russia Says Planning Domestic ‘Alternative’ to European Rights Court

Russia is developing a domestic alternative to Europe’s top human rights court, the head of the ​​Association of Russian Lawyers said Thursday. Russia has been outside the jurisdiction of the European Court for…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2022

BBC article claiming cis lesbians ‘pressured into sex by trans women’ found to be misleading

A story by the BBC claiming cis lesbians are being “pressured into sex” by trans women fell below the broadcaster’s editorial standards, the company’s complaints team has found. The story, written by BBC News journalist Caroline…

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