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France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

France: Criticism For FFF President Le Graet’s Homophobia Comment

(Reuters) – French Football Federation President Noel Le Graet told a radio station that he supported referees stopping matches in the event of racist chants – but not homophobic ones, in comments that drew criticism on Tuesday. The FFF introduced new rules this season enabling referees to interrupt play in the event of any such […]

France: Macron gambles with bill for IVF for gay women

France: Macron gambles with bill for IVF for gay women

(Reuters) – The French government on Wednesday sent to parliament draft legislation that would allow in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) for lesbian couples and single women, honouring a long-standing campaign pledge but risking a backlash from conservative voters. The bioethics bill, which would also allow women to freeze their eggs, for reasons other than medical to enhance […]

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 […]