Tag Archive | Europe

Experts: Rising populism threatens LGBT+ rights in Europe

Experts: Rising populism threatens LGBT+ rights in Europe

Rising populism and nationalism pose the greatest threats to LGBT+ rights in Europe, activists said on Thursday, as they gathered in Prague for a major annual conference. Campaigners attending the annual conference of LGBT+ rights organisation, ILGA-Europe, said they had growing concerns about the rise of right-wing politicians and a dip in public support.

Homophobia rises in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia rises in European countries without gay marriage

Homophobia has risen in European countries that do not legally recognise same-sex relationships, while acceptance of gay and lesbian people has jumped in states where they can marry, research released on Wednesday showed. Most European countries saw a rise in acceptance of same-sex relationships between 2002 and 2016, according to Hungarian researchers who analysed results […]

‘A Soul for Europe’ Conference 2016

‘A Soul for Europe’ Conference 2016

Since the Brexit vote in Great Britain, it has become clear that politics has failed in overcoming the dismissive attitude many citizens have towards the EU, and its institutions. According to the European Parliament, Europe needs to explore new avenues to convince the citizens of the necessity of a European unification process. They say that […]

Ecoutez-les: Four French trans people on law proposal for legal gender recognition

Ecoutez-les: Four French trans people on law proposal for legal gender recognition

In France, in 2016, to get one’s gender marker and first name changed, a trans person needs to go to court, and often comply with abusive requirements: psychiatric diagnosis, forced sterilization, medical treatments, etc. On 20th September, ILGA Europe launched a video on legal gender recognition, and about the vote on the law on Justice […]

Serbia Sees First Pride Festival In Four Years

Serbia Sees First Pride Festival In Four Years

The Serbian capital of Belgrade bore witness to the country’s first LGBT pride festival in four years last weekend, as hundreds took to the streets in a peaceful march through the city. Members of the LGBT community and several members of the Serbian authorities gathered over the weekend to march through Belgrade, which has not […]

Belgrade Hosts International LGBT Conference

Belgrade Hosts International LGBT Conference

An international conference on LGBT rights launches later today in Belgrade, with many delegates from across the EU attending the event at the Metropol Hotel. ‘The future belongs to us: LGBT rights on the road to the European Union’ is the title of the European conference opening today, organised by Germany’s Hirschfeld-Eddy Foundation from Germany […]

LGBT Tourism Wants To Know Your Best And Worst Travel Experiences

LGBT Tourism Wants To Know Your Best And Worst Travel Experiences

Have you ever been badly treated as an LGBT tourist? Or, have you ever been treated particularly well? If so, GETA wants to hear from you. GETA, the Gay European Travel Association, is working with the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office to promote travel advice to LGBT tourists though the UK Government’s Know Before You Go campaign. […]

Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Petition Eurovision to Ban Austrian Entry Conchita Wurst

Russia, Ukraine and Belarus Petition Eurovision to Ban Austrian Entry Conchita Wurst

Russia, Ukraine and Belarus have all petitioned Eurovision to remove – or at least edit out – Austrian entrant Conchita Wurst from this year’s competition, as the presence of a drag queen in the contest has been branded by the Russians as “inapplicable” to their way of life.  The drag artist, Conchita Wurst – real name Tom […]

Dublin Pride Announces Fáilte Ireland as New Partner

Dublin Pride Announces Fáilte Ireland as New Partner

Dublin Pride has announced its partnership with new sponsor, Fáilte Ireland, the national tourism development authority of Ireland. It is the first year that Dublin Pride has been awarded a grant from Fáilte Ireland, and it will be used to promote Ireland as an LGBT-friendly destination to potential visitors from the United Kingdom and across the European Union. Jason Flynn, […]

Malta Votes in Favour of Civil Unions & Adoption Rights

Malta Votes in Favour of Civil Unions & Adoption Rights

Malta saw the introduction of same-sex civil unions yesterday evening, as well as adoption rights to gay and lesbian couples in the European island state. Many of the Maltese LGBT community and their supporters gathered in St. George’s Square in Valletta to celebrate the Parliament’s vote in favour of civil union legislation, as well as […]