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LGBTI Rights in Spain


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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ADDED ON: 03/05/2021

Europe’s nurses need more training to ‘reduce biases’ around LGBT+ issues

Calls have been made to ensure nurses across Europe are trained to be “compassionate and culturally aware” towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people, after new research found staff from strict…

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ADDED ON: 02/28/2021

Global Trends in LGBT Rights During the Covid-19 Pandemic

It’s impossible to evaluate what the year 2020 looked like from the perspective of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people’s rights without recognizing how Covid-19 put a spanner in the works and…

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ADDED ON: 02/10/2021

Lesbian mother of stateless baby takes citizenship fight to top EU court

LONDON, Feb 9 (Openly) - A baby left without a nationality after she was born in Spain to a same-sex couple from Bulgaria and Gibraltar is at the centre of a test…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Spain proposes making it easier for trans citizens to change gender

Spain’s Equality Ministry has drafted a law which would allow transgender people to change their gender identity. On Wednesday (3 February) the Spanish Equality Ministry introduced a bill which would amend Spain’s…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2021

Spanish minister under fire for suggesting LGBT people face discrimination from the working class

A minister in Spain's left-wing coalition government was at the centre of a row after suggesting that gay and transsexual people face homophobia from working class people. Irene Montero, who is the…

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ADDED ON: 04/13/2020

Spain to test if PrEP can prevent COVID-19 infection in medical workers

A new clinical trial is underway in Spain that will assess whether Truvada, a drug commonly used as PrEP for HIV prevention, can stave off COVID-19 infection among medical practitioners seeking to…

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ADDED ON: 02/16/2020

Fans told to remove rainbow flags on Israel Folau’s debut

As Israel Folau made a try-scoring debut for his new club Catalan Dragons on Saturday, a man watching from the stands was told to remove a rainbow flag unfurled in support of…

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ADDED ON: 02/08/2020

Spain’s far-right Vox party takes Twitter to court over tweet ban

Spain's ultra-conservative Vox party has filed a criminal complaint in a Spanish court against Twitter, alleging the social media company violated its basic rights by blocking it from tweeting, Vox said on…

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ADDED ON: 02/03/2020

‘It’ll be OK. Spain is kinder to us migrants than the British are’

If a fair few of the 300,000 Britons who live in Spain woke with pounding heads on Saturday morning, many could at least console themselves with the thought that the nagging sense…

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