Europe

LGBTI Rights in Europe


ADDED ON: 11/06/2022

England’s Coach Encourages Gay Soccer Players to Come Out

England coach Gareth Southgate hopes that gay soccer players “come out soon" because "it would have an enormous impact on society,” he said in an interview with an Italian newspaper published on…

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ADDED ON: 11/06/2022

Poland’s highest court rules foreign same-sex marriages can be recognised

Poland’s highest court has ruled that it is in line with the country’s constitution to recognise foreign same-sex marriages. Poland has become increasingly hostile towards the queer community in recent years, but…

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ADDED ON: 11/05/2022

Germany’s Franciscan Friars Elect Openly Gay Brother as New Provincial Leader

Germany’s Franciscan friars have elected an openly gay brother as their new leader, who becomes one of the most high-profile out LGBTQ+ church leader to date. The friars of the Province of…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

Polish top court issues ruling on same-sex marriage

Poland’s highest administrative court has issued a ruling on same-sex marriage which the gay couple who brought the case say shows that such unions are not barred under the constitution. However, a…

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ADDED ON: 11/04/2022

Uproar after Irish priest says Varadkar and other gay politicians will go to hell

A Catholic priest has caused uproar in Ireland after declaring that the deputy prime minister, Leo Varadkar, and other gay politicians will go to hell. Fr Seán Sheehy, 65, condemned homosexuality, trans rights and abortion…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2022

7 queer French Muslims reflect on their identity and upbringing

Documentary and portrait photographer Camille Farrah Lenain dissects issues of representation, collective memory and identity through long-term projects grounded in portraiture. Connecting the dots that make up her subjects’ stories, she refocuses…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2022

Dutch increasingly critical about transgender law

This year, Dutch citizens have become more critical of a transgender proposal that should make it easier for people to change their gender on birth certificates and identity papers. The initiators of…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2022

Czech MP comes out as gay after Slovakia LGBTQ+ bar shooting: ‘Society is being radicalised’

A Czech Republic MP has come out as gay in the wake of an apparent anti-LGBTQ+ shooting in neighbouring Slovakia. Jiří Navrátil discussed his sexuality and his experiences as a gay man…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Transgender and intersex people demonstrate in Brussels for more rights and respect

Some 300 people demonstrated in Brussels on Sunday afternoon to demand more rights and respect for transgender and intersex people. “We are still excluded and attacked in this society because of who we…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2022

Young gay couple jumps to their deaths after posting final photos together on Instagram

A young gay couple jumped to their deaths from a bridge in Armenia last week, after posting a series of photos together on Instagram and tagging them “Happy End.” The last photo…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2022

UN expresses deep concern over Russia’s ‘LGBTQ propaganda’ law

The United Nations said on Friday that it was "deeply concerened" by moves of Russian legislature to toughen up the notorious 'LGBTQ propaganda' law. The UN has urged Russian lawmakers to repeal…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2022

Vatican’s Latest Synod Document Recognizes LGBTQ+ People as Pressing Pastoral Issue

The Vatican released the latest working document for the Synod on Synodality yesterday, which included LGBTQ+ issues at two points. The document is a signal for LGBTQ+ Catholics and allies to keep…

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