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LGBTI Rights in Spain


ADDED ON: 09/12/2021

Hundreds protest against rise in homophobic attacks in Madrid

Hundreds of people gathered in central Madrid on Saturday to call for better protection for LGBT rights after a series of homophobic attacks that have shocked Spain in recent months. People waved…

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ADDED ON: 09/11/2021

Spain searches for answers after string of homophobic attacks

More than four decades after Spain lifted laws that made homosexuality illegal and 16 years after becoming a pioneer in the introduction of same-sex marriage, a surge in hate crimes has instilled…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2021

Spain’s PM to convene hate crime commission after suspected homophobic assault

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will chair on Friday an urgent meeting of Spain's commission against hate crimes amid an uproar over a suspected homophobic assault on a 20-year-old Spaniard in central Madrid.…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2021

Radical groups targeting gay men warns Spanish minister after Madrid attack

Spain’s government has warned about a rise in hate crimes by radical groups after a brutal assault on a gay man by hooded men who carved the word “f****t” on one of…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2021

Murder of Samuel Luiz galvanizes Spain’s LGBTQ+ community: ‘There is no going back’

Just before Samuel Luiz was brutally beaten to death on July 3, he and his friend Lina made a video call to Vanessa González. The time was 2.45am and they were on…

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ADDED ON: 07/12/2021

Fresh protests in Spain over killing of gay man

MADRID (AFP) - People took to the streets of cities across Spain again on Sunday (July 11) to demand justice after a young gay man was beaten to death last weekend in…

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ADDED ON: 07/09/2021

Spanish police hold fourth suspect over suspected homophobic killing

MADRID, July 8 (Reuters) - Spanish police said on Thursday it detained a fourth suspect over the killing of Samuel Luiz, who was beaten to death in the northern city of A…

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ADDED ON: 07/06/2021

Protests in Spain against suspected LGBT hate crime

BARCELONA, July 5 (Reuters) - People took to the streets of Spain's biggest cities on Monday evening to express their anger at the death of a man in a suspected homophobic attack…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2021

Spain’s Cabinet Approves Draft of Transgender Rights Law

The Spanish Cabinet on Tuesday passed a draft bill on LGBTQ rights that will seek parliamentary approval to allow transgender people over 16 to freely change their gender and name without doctors…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2021

Outcry after homophobic attacks in Barcelona

The Observatory Against Homophobia (OCH) said five gay men had been injured in three separate attacks. In the most serious incident, a man needed facial surgery after he and his friends were…

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ADDED ON: 04/25/2021

LGBTQ migration on the rise in Poland as homophobia deepens

For months, government ministers spewed vicious rhetoric about gay people. Trucks blasted anti-gay hate messages from loudspeakers on the streets of Poland’s cities. Finally fed up with an increasingly hostile environment for…

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ADDED ON: 04/11/2021

Sick vandals deface LGBT+ centre with transphobic graffiti amid Spanish fight for trans rights

An LGBT+ centre in Madrid has been vandalised with homophobic and transphobic graffiti as tensions rise over a new “trans law” in Spain. Prime minister Pedro Sánchez’s ruling socialist party has been…

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