A gay pride parade in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv has ended in violence after around 150 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender marchers came under attack.
Gay groups have called for tougher anti-homophobia laws in the wake of an incident which saw a gay teenage girl left unconscious after she was pelted with stones after leaving school in Spain's Murcia region on Monday.
Last week, Greek lawmakers voted to include gender identity among the grounds coved by its hate speech law.
This Saturday, a German LGBTI rights activist was attacked in downtown Belgrade. Three suspects have been arrested by Serbian police.
In 2013, 452 official complaints were made over sexual orientation. Homophobic aggression is above racist comments and attacks on the disabled.
The annual Fundamental Rights Conference, organised by the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), concluded that EU measures to address hate crime should be extended to cover all forms of bias, including homophobic crimes.
A rising wave of homophobia is spilling over from neighboring Russia where gay "propaganda" was recently banned.
A 24-year-old transgender individual was found stabbed to death at her home in the Kuşadası district of the Aegean province of Aydın on July 9.
Members of the European Parliament are worried Greek police have started to systematically harass transgender women in Athens and Thessaloniki.
On Saturday, Skopje’s LGBT Centre was attacked as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people were watching a movie inside for the annual Pride celebrations.