Tag Archive | France

Europe’s first ever gay life skills and mindfulness retreat!

Europe’s first ever gay life skills and mindfulness retreat!

Europe’s top gay hotel, and the UK’s first gay happiness initiative, combine forces to create Europe’s most unique wellness retreat for gay men.  A new retreat will launch next Summer to provide gay men with a stunning and stress-free environment, to learn mindfulness techniques, self-awareness and life skills in the company of other like-minded gay […]

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

Paris hosts Gay Games amid surge in anti-gay aggression in France

(Reuters) Athletes from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Russia were among the thousands of people convening in Paris on Saturday for the opening ceremonies of the 10th Gay Games, which aim to raise awareness about LGBT rights. They paraded behind their respective national flags in a stadium in western Paris, in celebrations attended by Mayor Anne […]

France: No reason to bar lesbians from IVF, top court advises

France: No reason to bar lesbians from IVF, top court advises

French law currently restricts to heterosexual couples treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) that are widely available to all women in countries such as Britain, Belgium and Spain There are no legal reasons not to give single women and lesbian couples access to medically-assisted reproduction, the top state advisory body on judicial matters will […]

France:  Government Launches Plan To Fight Hate Against LGBT People

France: Government Launches Plan To Fight Hate Against LGBT People

After the Orlando attacks in the United States in June 2016, French President Hollande announced that the mandate of the Inter-ministerial Delegation to Racism and Antisemitism would be extended to the fight against LGBTphobia, and that an action plan would be put in place. The plan is now launched. In order to implement the plan, […]

French Parliament Votes On New Gender Recognition Law

French Parliament Votes On New Gender Recognition Law

French parliament votes to introduce legal gender recognition procedure free from sterilisation and medicalisation In France, The National Assembly met in a plenary session on Wednesday 12 October to debate and vote on the 21st century justice law (La loi sur la justice au XX1eme siècle), which included provisions relating to legal gender recognition. Under […]

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 […]

PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

Last Monday 23 November, the French Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, announced that PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) will be available in France from 2016. France will become only the second country, after the USA, to authorise access to PrEP. The treatment will be covered by social security.