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European Parliament Calls for Greater LGBTI Rights

European Parliament

In its annual Human Rights report, the European Parliament called for greater LGBTI rights both within and outwith the European Union. The report begins by calling on the EU and its members “to effectively address internal human rights challenges” including discrimination against LGBTI people. It also addresses the EU’s foreign policy in relation to LGBTI rights. The EU’s LGBTI Intergroup ...

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Cyprus to introduce civil unions


  The Cypriot parliament has voted in favour of the Civil Partnership Bill, meaning that same-sex unions will be legally recognised in the Mediterranean republic for the first time. The House of Representatives voted by 39 to 12 in favour of extending same-sex couples in civil partnerships the same legal rights as civil marriage. However, join adoption rights were not ...

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Huge steps forward in Malta


Gabi Calleja has been a pioneering voice for LGBTI inclusivity in Malta for over a decade. As co-ordinator of the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM), her work supporting the republic’s LGBTI community has coincided with a number of radical political reforms and a gradual shift in social attitudes. What is happening in Malta, and why does progress appear to be ...

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