Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

Queen Elizabeth: The Commonwealth gay sex bans scrapped under her reign

LONDON, Sept 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Queen Elizabeth's 70-year reign saw a wave Commonwealth countries remove laws criminalising gay sex, most of which were introduced when they were part of the…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2022

How Targeting LGBTQ+ Rights Are Part of the Authoritarian Playbook

In the last three decades, protections for LGBT people’s rights have advanced rapidly in many countries and regions. However, rising populist authoritarianism poses a significant threat to this progress because abolishing sexual…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2022

Belgrade Pride vows EuroPride will happen despite threats of violence

EuroPride, a pan-European Pride festival that takes place in a different city every year, is scheduled to take place in Belgrade, Serbia, from September 12 – 18. But plenty of locals, including…

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ADDED ON: 09/07/2022

Ukraine’s LGBT activists face down war and homophobic attacks to support the vulnerable

“Please remember to not take any photos that could identify the location of the shelter,” says Maxim Potapovych, of Ukraine LGBT rights organisation, Kyiv Pride, as he navigates deserted back alleys in…

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ADDED ON: 09/05/2022

Thousands join LGBT parades in Polish cities

Thousands of people have taken part in the annual LGBT equality marches in the cities of Katowice and Lublin. The former event was held jointly with the Ukrainian city of Odesa as…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2022

EXPLAINER-What is Drag Queen Story Hour and why are the events under attack?

Children's storytime sessions led by drag queens are growing in popularity in countries from the United States to Japan – while fierce opposition campaigns are also gathering pace. Drag Queen Story Hour…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2022

National Trust members to vote on banning ‘divisive’ and ‘woke’ Pride celebrations

Anti-LGBTQ+ National Trust members are asking members to vote for the charity to ban “divisive” Pride events. The National Trust is a charity and membership organisation for heritage conservation in England, Wales…

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ADDED ON: 09/03/2022

Russian lawmakers propose doubling fines for ‘gay propaganda’ law

Russian lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would increase fines for individuals that violate the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law. Back in 2013, Vladimir Putin signed the archaic legislation into law – which…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2022

Man dies following ‘hate attack’ at LGBT+ pride event in Muenster

A 25-YEAR-OLD man has died from injuries suffered in an attack at a gay pride event in the western city of Muenster, prosecutors in Germany said. The victim, identified in German media…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2022

LGBT activists set to march on Scottish Parliament over trans rights

LGBT campaigners are set to march on the Scottish Parliament calling for political parties to be “bolder” in the pursuit of transgender equality. Members of the SNP, Scottish Greens, Scottish Labour and…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2022

Their Country Banned Gay Marriage. This Lesbian Couple Got Married Anyway

On a Saturday in early July, I arrived at the Bucharest town hall to attend a very special event – my old friend Georgiana was getting married to her partner Evie. What…

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ADDED ON: 08/30/2022

No place for hate’: Police remove lesbian protesters who crashed the Pride Cymru 2022 parade

Police removed a group of lesbians from a gay pride march in Cardiff after an officer was filmed telling the gender-critical women to step aside due to ‘confrontation’ with transgender marchers and…

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