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EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

EU reviews relations with Tanzania over homosexuality crackdown

(Reuters) – The European Union has recalled its envoy in Tanzania and will review its relations with the country in response to a planned crackdown homosexuals. Brussels also criticised what it saw as growing human rights violations in Tanzania. “The EU regrets the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation in Tanzania […]

Watch: Voting for Equality at the European Elections

The upcoming European elections in May will undoubtedly have an impact on LGBT citizens of the EU. This short video tells the story of Emma, a European who is affected, like her friends and others in her community, by what takes place at the European Parliament.

Irish MEPs Sign Pledge to Support LGBTI Rights

Irish MEPs Sign Pledge to Support LGBTI Rights

Irish Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have signed a pledge to support LGBTI rights on an EU-wide level. Nessa Childers (Ind.; Ireland East), Emer Costello (Labour; Dublin) Marian Harkin (Ind.; Ireland North-West) and Phil Prendergast (Labour; Ireland South) have all signed the ILGA-Europe ‘Come Out’ 2014 European Election Pledge, which states that the politician […]

Europe Talks on LGBT People and Religion

Europe Talks on LGBT People and Religion

On Wednesday, November 13, the LGBT Intergroup of the European Parliament hosted a seminar on “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Religion: A New Dialogue.” Dutch MEP Dennis de Jong introduced the topic, saying that the dominant discourse in the media has sometimes misrepresented the crossover that exists between those who advocate for LGBT rights, and […]

Austria Introduces Same-Sex Adoption

Austria Introduces Same-Sex Adoption

Austria has become the 13th European country to introduce adoption and parenting rights for same-sex couples, including rights for same-sex partners of a biological parent. On August 1, the Austrian Government’s legislation on same-sex, second parent adoption came into effect, five months after Austria had been found guilty of discrimination at the European Court of […]

Baltic Pride: Peaceful, But Not Without Protests

Baltic Pride: Peaceful, But Not Without Protests

Hundreds of LGBT activists and other members of the community took to the streets of Vilnius for Baltic Pride, the second ever pride parade that the Lithuanian capital has seen, despite attempts by anti-gay protesters. 28 protestors were detained by police for disrupting the peace during the Baltic Pride parade, which many LGBT campaigners feared […]

Major LGBT Youth Conference To Produce ‘Dublin Statement’

Major LGBT Youth Conference To Produce ‘Dublin Statement’

The results of a major  international LGBT  Youth conference, held in Dublin, will be presented soon as a new template for LGBT youth across Europe, in the form of a so-called Dublin Statement on LGBT Youth. The Dublin Statement was drafted with delegates at the first LGBT Youth & Social Inclusion Conference at Croke Park last Monday, […]