“Amber Heart”: The Book That Fought For Freedom Of Expression And Won

Gintarinė širdis book cover.

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that classifying a book containing references to same-sex marriage as harmful to children is a violation of freedom of expression.

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UK Government Aims To Ban “Conversion Therapy” Once And For All

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The UK government has taken a significant step towards protecting LGBTQ+ individuals by announcing its intention to ban “conversion therapy” in all its forms in England and Wales.

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Church Of England Apologizes To LGBTQ+ People, But Holds Firm On Views

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While the Church of England finally recognizes the unjustified rejection and hostility experienced by LGBTQ+ people, it remains divided on marriage equality.

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Slovakia: Parliament Denies Equality To Same-Sex Couples

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Recently, the Slovak parliament voted against a bill that would have given same-sex couples some of the same rights as married opposite-sex couples. This is a major setback for LGBTQ+ rights in Slovakia.

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Same-Sex Marriage In Slovenia: Historic Win For Equality Rights!


The Slovenian National Assembly has just voted in favor of changes to laws that give same-sex couples the right to marry and adopt, making it the first country in Eastern Europe to do so. This is a historic victory for the LGBTQ+ community in Slovenia; it sends a powerful message of inclusion and acceptance to LGBTQ+ people across the region.

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Russia Planning To Expand The “LGBTQ Propaganda” Law

Russia gay propaganda law to silence LGBTQ people.

In a move that human rights groups have widely condemned, Russia has announced plans to double fines for “LGBTQ propaganda” directed at children. The new law will also extend the definition of “propaganda” to include any content that is shared with adults.

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President Zelensky Addresses Petition Calling For Marriage Equality In Ukraine

President Volodymyr Zelensky responds to petition calling for same-sex marriages.

Since the commencement of the war in Ukraine 174 days ago, the disparity between same-sex and heterosexual couples has become increasingly apparent. This heightened awareness has sparked a movement advocating for marriage equality legalization, eliciting a response from President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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Slovenia Legalizes Equal Marriage And Adoption!

Constitutional Court legalized same-sex marriage in Slovenia.

In a historic decision, Slovenia's Constitutional Court has legalized same-sex marriage and granted immediate approval for adoption by same-sex couples.

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The Church Of Scotland Votes To Allow Same-Sex Marriages

The Church of Scotland voted in favor of same-sex marriage.

In a historic move, the Church of Scotland has voted in favor of permitting same-sex marriages.

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Greece Becomes Last European Country To Ban “Conversion Therapy”

Greece bans LGBTQ conversion therapy.

Last week, Greece became the latest country to ban “conversion therapy” for minors. This move puts Greece in line with a number of other European nations who have taken this step in recent years, including France and Germany.

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LGBTQ+ Activists Forced To Flee Russia

The Charitable Foundation Sphere was shut down.

The dissolution of the Charitable Foundation Sphere has sparked outrage within the LGBTQ+ community in Russia.

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Poll: A Majority Of Anglicans Says ‘I Do’ To Same-Sex Marriage

Anglicans are in favor of same-sex marriages.

In a survey conducted last year by the Ozanne Foundation and YouGov, a significant shift in the Church of England's stance on same-sex marriage was revealed. The findings shed light on how the Church community perceives this topic and its views towards it.

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New Civil Code Would Allow Same-Sex Unions In Kosovo

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

Kosovars will vote on a new civil code that would allow same-sex civil unions in a few weeks. The proposal has been praised by LGBTQ+ activists as a major step forward for equality in Kosovo, but it has also drawn criticism from many religious groups. Opponents of the measure argue that it goes against the values of traditional families, and they fear that it could lead to wider acceptance of homosexuality in the country. However, supporters of the proposal argue that it is a necessary step to protect the rights of all citizens, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity. With public opinion sharply divided, it remains to be seen whether the measure will pass.

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France Passed Law To Protect LGBTQ People From “Conversion Therapy”

France now bans so-called conversion therapy.

On January 25, France joined a growing number of countries that have a law that bans so-called "conversion therapies" and authorizes jail time for practitioners.

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Hungary To Hold A Referendum On LGBTQ Issues

Hungarian referendum on LGBT issues.

Hungary's Parliament has approved a national referendum on LGBTQ issues. The outcome's impact on LGBTQ rights remains uncertain.

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Spain Restores Free Access To Assisted Reproduction For Queer Women and Opens It To Trans People

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

The Spanish government has reintroduced cost-free assisted reproduction services, expanding access to single and queer women and now including transgender individuals as well!

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French National Assembly Approved The “Conversion Therapy” Ban!

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

France is on the brink of potentially joining the ranks of nations that have banned "conversion therapies," the controversial practices aimed at altering an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity.

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The Swiss Have Legalized Equal Marriage And Adoption!

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.

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The Anglican Church in Wales Approves Blessings for Same-Sex Married Couples

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

In a historic decision, the Anglican Church in Wales has approved the blessing of same-sex couples in civil marriages. This progressive move will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on church members and the wider community.

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Poll: Support For Marriage Equality In Switzerland At High, Ahead Of National Referendum

Poll on marriage equality in Switzerland ahead of the vote.

Amidst ongoing debates on marriage equality in Switzerland, a recent poll has shown widespread support for same-sex marriage just before the upcoming referendum.

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