Russia is anti-LGBTQ as you know. The anti-LGBTQ “propaganda” law adopted in 2013 prevents any public existence of our community without fear of arrests and there is increasing violence against LGBTQ+ people.
President Vladimir Putin recently held a press conference, as there may soon be changed in the Russian constitution. They mentioned LGBTQ rights during this conference, and this is what they said:
In France, we are getting closer to the possibility for all women - including LGBTQ women - to have children through insemination.
With Northern Ireland finally legalizing marriage equality, which will come into force in January 2020, there was only one tiny British territory, the isle of Sark, which had not legalized marriage for same-sex couples yet.
Yulia Tsvetkova, Yelena Grigoryeva, and Yekaterina Lysikh are proud of being LGBTQ women. Recently, all three were victims of violence, and one of them did not recover from it.
It is true that Ukraine has not legalized marriage equality, nor same-sex civil unions, and that there is no recognition for LGBTQ couples. But despite the persecution of LGBTQ people in the country, Pride Marches are getting better and better every year.
Something incredible happened in Northern Ireland this summer. The British Parliament voted to allow LGBT couples to marry.
It’s horrible to know that 1,000 young people in Germany are forced to undergo “conversion therapy” every year. It’s disgusting to imagine what they have to endure. Nevertheless, things may want to improve because Health Minister Jens Spahn has introduced a bill to ban “conversion therapies” aimed at “changing” the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person.
With the upcoming elections in the United Kingdom, we are entitled to ask ourselves whether LGBTQ rights will play an important role in these elections? I’m afraid we’re a little disappointed. Brexit and climate, equally important issues for the British, should play a major role.