Tuesday , 17 October 2017

Tag Archives: Europe

European court: gay couples must be granted residency permits

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that a refusal by Italy to grant residency right to one partner in a same-sex couple is illegal. The ruling will now affect all countries signatory to the European Convention on Human Rights and members of the Council of Europe. ECHR ruled in Taddeucci and McCall v Italy, that the refusal to ...

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ILGA Europe reacts to EU referendum result

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    ILGA-Europe, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex (LGBTI) Association working for human rights of LGBTI people in Europe, has issued a statement in the aftermath of the UK’s EU referendum result. British voters supported withdrawing from the EU by a margin of 52% – 48%. The LGBTI rights organisation, which represents over 400 member organisations in ...

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MEPs to march at Kiev Pride

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  For the second successive year, a Pride March is scheduled to take place in Kiev this Sunday, 12th June. From the European Parliament, Vice-President of the LGBTI Intergroup Sophie in ‘t Veld, and members Ana Gomes and Rebecca Harms will be attending Kiev Pride and marching for equality and human rights. Last year’s Pride was attacked twice by far-right ...

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Campaigners warn against complacency as Scotland rated top for LGBTI rights

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Campaigners have insisted that there is more for the Scottish and UK parliaments to do on LGBTI rights, while cautiously welcoming Scotland’s rating as the best country in Europe for LGBTI equality, human rights and protective legislation. The European lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) organisation ILGA-Europe has revealed today, at the fourth annual conference to mark International Day ...

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Shatter the stigma on World Health Day

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  On World Health Day, two of Europe’s most influential organisations have issued a joint statement arguing for more to be done to support the mental health of LGBTI people. Several studies have confirmed that LGBTI people are disproportionately affected by mental ill health, and that young LGBTI people are at significantly higher risk of suicide than the general pupulation. ...

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Tour Rocks Glasgow

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  Eight queens (including Michelle Visage) rocked Glasgow’s O2 ABC last week in Ru Paul’s Drag Race Battle of the Seasons Extravaganza Tour. The tour sees host, Michelle Visage and contestants from the hit US television show Ru Paul’s Drag Race perform on the world stage, making the art of drag known. The show was anything but a drag, everything ...

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European Parliament demands protection for LGBTI refugees

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Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a report on the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU, paying particular attention to the situation of LGBTI asylum seekers. The report is a response to the near invisibility of female refugees and their concerns in the wake of the steep increase of asylum seekers arriving in Europe. A significant proportion ...

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List of Actions to advance Europe-wide LGBTI Equality

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  Yesterday, Commissioner for Justice and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented a List of Actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI Equality in the EPSCO Council, where the EU Ministers responsible for employment and social policy meet. The list is to be seen as a follow-up to the  “Lunacek Report“, adopted in February 2014 as a “Roadmap” for tackling homophobia. ...

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Cyprus to introduce civil unions

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  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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Scottish MEP urges Lithuanian parliament to reject unjust bill

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  A Scottish MEP has called on Lithuania’s parliament to reject a bill that discriminates against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. Conservative MEP Ian Duncan, who is also the Vice President of the EU Intergroup on LGBT Rights, has co-written a letter to the Speaker of the Seimas expressing “grave concern” at the content of the bill, and ...

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