Very recently, Germany’s Cabinet approved a bill that will expunge the convictions of tens of thousands of German men for “homosexual acts” under that country’s anti-gay law known as “Paragraph 175”.
Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia's 'anti-propaganda' legislation is in breach with human rights.
Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted three of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. In those reports MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation.
In a television interview on June 2, Bulgaria’s Volya party leader Vesselin Mareshki sought to defend his call for lawmakers to declare “homosexual conflicts of interest”.
“Today, in France, we still can not live and love freely just as we are,” said Joël Deumier, president of the association SOS Homophobie.
Progress on LGBTI equality still exists in Europe, but not with the speed or spread that is required to achieve real equality. European leaders need to be courageous or risk having progressive gains rolled back, warns ILGA-Europe.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers in Spain’s North African enclave, Ceuta, are exposed to harassment and abuse, Human Rights Watch said today.
Muslim parents have threatened to gather signatures for a petition against a Berlin preschool, after discovering that one of its male teachers is gay. Many of the parents have removed their children from the nursery.
Men who are still alive will get compensation for what they suffered under Paragraph 175 against homosexuality.
In a key report on gender equality adopted Tuesday, the European Parliament has demanded to strengthen action on the rights of LGBTI people.