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Added on: 12/09/2021
12/08/2021
Chileans have been celebrating after their Congress approved equal marriage yesterday. Votes by politicians were overwhelmingly in favour of the legislation, with the Senate voting 21-8 in…

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Added on: 12/09/2021
12/08/2021
France’s Senate has overwhelmingly voted in favour of a ban on so-called LGBT conversion therapy. The bill was approved at its first reading on Tuesday, with 305…

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Added on: 10/28/2021
10/26/2021
One of the lesbian women I spoke to, 24-year-old Amy*, told me she experienced verbal abuse from her own girlfriend, a bisexual woman who wanted them to…

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Added on: 10/08/2021
10/07/2021
Russia has rejected calls from the Council of Europe’s Commission against Racism and Intolerance to repeal the country’s controversial ban on the dissemination of information about “non-traditional”…

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Added on: 09/23/2021
09/22/2021
A Polish province on Wednesday annulled a motion opposing “LGBT ideology” after the European Union threatened to pull funding, Polish state news agency PAP reported. Numerous local…

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Added on: 09/15/2021
09/14/2021
The European Union has a dismal track record when it comes to disciplining countries within its ranks. But this month it opened several new fronts in its…

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Added on: 08/08/2021
Hungary’s growing list of European Union worries includes controversial LGBT legislation and potentially hacking the phones of journalists, rights activists and political opponents. Poland has rebuffed a…

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Added on: 07/17/2021
7/16/21
The European Commission has started legal action against Hungary after the country passed a law that bans sharing content in schools that seemingly endorses gay and transgender…

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Added on: 07/14/2021
Reacting to the news that the European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Russia is in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights by not…

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Added on: 07/01/2021
06/29/2021
The European Commission is studying the possibility of legal action against Poland over its “LGBT-free zones” in some towns, several EU sources have said. As the “guardian…

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Added on: 06/17/2021
06/15/2021
The EU could impose funding restrictions on Hungary over legislation that bans the dissemination in schools of content deemed to promote homosexuality and gender change, the bloc’s…

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Added on: 06/12/2021
6/11/21
One of the cornerstones of the EU is freedom of movement for its citizens. However, in reality, this is not the case for many LGBTQ+ people. Freedom…

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Added on: 03/16/2021
03/14/2021
Polish MEPs were up in arms after the European Union proclaimed itself an “LGBT+ freedom zone” in response to Poland‘s heinous “LGBT-free zones”. All 27 representatives from…

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Added on: 03/12/2021
03/11/2021
The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday declaring the European Union a “LGBTIQ freedom zone.” The measure seeks to ensure protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual,…

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Added on: 03/11/2021
03/09/2021
In June 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a landmark judgement, recognising that same-sex spouses are also spouses under EU freedom of…

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Added on: 03/05/2021
03/03/2021
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…

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Added on: 11/13/2020
11/12/2020
The European Union’s executive Commission launched its first strategy to protect the rights of LGBT people on Thursday, a challenge to right-wing governments in Poland and Hungary…

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Added on: 08/01/2020
07/31/2020
The European Union has denied funding to six Polish towns that declared themselves to be “LGBT-Free Zones.” In announcing the decision on Thursday, the European Commission said…

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Added on: 07/27/2020
07/26/2020
Poland’s right-wing government says it will withdraw from a European treaty aimed at preventing violence against women. The Istanbul Convention is the world’s first binding instrument to…

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Added on: 05/22/2020
05/21/2020
Six in 10 gay and lesbian Europeans avoid holding hands with same-sex partners in public, and over half of LGBTQ people in Europe are almost never open…

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Added on: 05/19/2020
05/18/2020
Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, who is head of the Sadrist Movement and the Saraya al-Salam militia, said in March: “One of the most appalling things that…

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Added on: 01/27/2020
01/26/2020
Ever since the UK public was asked if they wanted to stay or leave the European Union – many LGBTQ people have been worried about what leaving…