Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Court Rules in Favor of Newspaper against Lesbian Association

Mediaworks, a Hungarian media giant, has won a case against the Labrisz Lesbian Association, according to a ruling handed down by the Curia (Supreme Court) on Wednesday. In the dispute between the…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2022

Russian parliament passes law banning ‘LGBT propaganda’ among adults

MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Russia's parliament approved on Thursday a bill that widens a prohibition of "LGBT propaganda" and restricts the "demonstration" of LGBT behaviour, making any expression of an LGBT…

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ADDED ON: 11/23/2022

German Catholic Church amends law to allow LGBTQ employees

The Catholic Church in Germany has updated its labor laws to end discrimination based on sexuality. The amendment, passed on Tuesday, comes almost a year after 125 employees of the Catholic Church…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2022

Lesbian couple in Italy wins right not to be identified as “mother” & “father” on government docs

In a rebuff to Italy’s new right-wing government, a lesbian couple in Italy has won the right not be identified as “mother” and “father” on their child’s identity card. A judge in…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Belgium bans ‘conversion therapy’ for LGBTQ people

Belgium is banning conversion practices – a pseudoscientific practice of trying to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity to align with heterosexual and cisgender norms – for members of the LGBTQ…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Germany Launches Plan To Protect LGBTQ Rights

The German government on Friday unveiled a plan to protect sexual and gender minorities from discrimination, including a bid to anchor their rights in the constitution. Sven Lehmann, the government's commissioner for…

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ADDED ON: 11/19/2022

Gay men working in parliament ‘most vulnerable’ to harassment, says MP

Gay men working in parliament are the “most vulnerable” to harassment and abuse but are “absolutely terrified of coming forward” because of the taboo which remains around homosexuality, a senior Conservative MP…

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ADDED ON: 11/18/2022

Italy Govt Loses Court Battle Over ID Documents for Gay Parents

ROME (Reuters) - Same-sex parents have the right not to be called "father" and "mother" in the ID papers of their offspring, a court in Italy has ruled, in a decision that…

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ADDED ON: 11/16/2022

NHS Scotland ‘plans to remove ”barriers” to irreversible operations for transgender patients and make a ”single opinion” enough to refer for surgery in most cases

NHS Scotland is planning to remove 'barriers' to irreversible operations for transgender patients, a report has revealed. The new transgender treatment rules, which The Telegraph says it has seen, will reportedly see…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

LGBTQ advocate to become Slovenia’s first woman president

Lawyer and human rights advocate Natasa Pirc Musar won Slovenia’s presidential election, defeating an ally of ousted nationalist leader Janez Jansa to become the European Union state’s first woman head of state.…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

Outcry in Moldova about new LGBT campaign in schools

A campaign called “LGBT children in your school” has led to many critiques in Moldova. Both the Orthodox Church of Moldova and parents speak out against the promotion of LGBT values in…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2022

In new hate speech, Turkish Interior Minister Soylu deems LGBTI+ ‘cultural terrorism’

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu on Nov. 12 called the LGBTI+ community as "propaganda of a terrorist organization." “There is cultural terrorism. The propaganda of a terrorist organization, which tries to make…

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