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Wednesday, 11 May 2022 03:56

LGBTQ+ Activists Forced To Flee Russia

The Charitable Foundation Sphere was shut down.

The recent decision by a St. Petersburg court to dissolve the Charitable Foundation Sphere, one of Russia’s leading LGBTQ charities, has caused a great deal of consternation among the country’s LGBTQ community.

The court’s decision comes when LGBTQ activists in the country are already facing increased scrutiny and harassment from the authorities. In recent months, several LGBTQ activists have been listed as foreign agents and forced to leave the country.

The dissolution of the Charitable Foundation Sphere is likely to further embolden those who seek to persecute and marginalize the LGBTQ community in Russia.

Anglicans are in favor of same-sex marriages.

The members of the Church of England are evolving their position on same-sex marriage, as reflected in a new survey commissioned by the Ozanne Foundation and conducted last year by YouGov.

Kosovo new draft civil code could legalize same-sex civil union.

Kosovars are about to vote on a new civil code that would allow same-sex civil unions, but it’s not without controversy. The proposal has drawn criticism from many religious groups in Kosovo.

France now bans so-called “conversion therapies”.

France became the latest country in Europe to ban conversion therapy, joining a growing number of nations that have outlawed the controversial practice.

Hungarian referendum on LGBT issues.

The Hungarian Parliament has just allowed the government to hold a national referendum to get the people’s input on LGBTQ issues. But will it be good news for LGBTQ rights in Hungary?

Ivf in Spain is open to lesbian couples and single women again!

The Spanish government has reinstated free assisted reproduction for single and queer women and extended it to transgender people.

National Assembly unanimously backed proposed legislation to prohibit “conversion therapy” in France.

France could soon become the next country to outlaw “conversion therapies” , which aim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity.

Voters legalise same-sex marriage in Switzerland!

A long and difficult battle ended with a referendum on same-sex marriage and equal adoption in Switzerland. The “yes” camp won by a majority vote that now extends full legal rights for same-sex couples across the country.

Same-sex marriages are now blessed even if the Church still doesn’t perform same-sex marriages.

The Anglican Church in Wales has approved the blessing of same-sex couples in a civil marriage. This decision is a significant moment that will have a lasting impact on church members.

Poll on marriage equality in Switzerland ahead of the vote.

The idea of marriage equality has been the subject of much debate in recent years in Switzerland. Recently, there was an interesting poll that shows broad support for same-sex marriage ahead of the referendum on the issue.

EU sanctions against Poland because of discriminatory laws.

Poland is in a tough spot. The European Union has threatened to cut its budget over discriminatory laws.

The church leaders of the Methodist Church vote on same-sex weddings.

The Methodist Church has finally voted in favor of same-sex marriages. This is a huge step forward for the LGBTQ+ community and an important victory for marriage equality.

Hungary anti-LGBTQ law to ban discussions on same-sex couples and LGBTQ issues.

The Hungarian Parliament voted on a bill that prohibits the discussion of gender identity and sexual orientation.

Lithuania parlement rejected the civil unions bill for same-sex couples.

Lithuania is a country where neither equal marriage nor civil unions are open to same-sex couples. As a result, a bill called the “Partnership Law” was introduced in parliament to open civil unions to same-sex couples.

The Czech Republic could legalize marriage equality soon.

Since 2006, only civil unions have been open to same-sex couples in the Czech Republic. Thus, a bill was recently introduced in the House to legalize marriage equality in the country.

Krasnik faces consequences due to the "LGBTQ-free zones" resolution.

I’ve been telling you a lot lately about what’s happening in Poland, about the anti-LGBTQ stances, about the so-called “free of LGBTQ” zones, about the sanctions taken by the European Union, and about the so-called “LGBTQ Freedom Zone”, but today I’d like to show you the concrete consequences of the resolution of the so-called “LGBTQ-free zones” because you’d think that nothing would happen to those municipalities who signed this resolution.

Well, think again, it hits home, and it hurts, as the mayor of Krasnik, Wojciech Wilk, found out.

Switzerland to host a referendum on marriage equality.

Switzerland legalized marriage equality last December, becoming the 29th country in the world to open marriage to same-sex couples. But in Switzerland, a law can be overturned by referendum, even legislators have just approved the law.

French Senate rejected insemination for all women.

French senators had to consider the revision of the bioethics law and its amendment opening insemination to all women, whether they are single and straight or LGBTQ.

Queer MP Vera Bergkamp presented a motion to ban "conversion therapies" in The Netherland.

Vera Bergkamp, the former president of the Dutch LGBTQ rights organization, COC Netherland, who became a member of the Democrats 66 (D66) elected in the House of Representatives in 2012, introduced a motion to ban “conversion therapies” in the country.

Romania's constitutional court overturns the ban on gender identity studies.

The Constitutional Court of Romania canceled the ban on gender identity studies, to everyone’s surprise, considering it unconstitutional.

Switzerland approved marriage equality.

Before the holidays, we had seen that the law to legalize marriage equality in Switzerland seemed unstoppable and this has been confirmed.

France could ban "conversion therapy" soon.

A breakthrough in LGBTQ protections could take place in France.

Open letter calls on Scotland to address transphobia in politics.

An open letter from over 700 people, political leaders and personalities (actors, journalists), explicitly calls for actions to be taken to fight transphobia within political parties.

Hungary to pass new anti-LGBTQ laws.

Hungary could toughen its laws against the LGBTQ community.

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