Category Archives: Europe

Russia hampers AIDS battle, Ugandans fight on

In countries where anti-LGBT legislation has increased, activists and health workers report difficulties in providing HIV treatment and prevention services to key populations. In Russia, officials blacklisted the country’s leading HIV NGOs as ‘foreign agents’ engaged in political activity. That label prevents groups from … Continue reading

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Russian ‘cat and mouse’ game targets LGBT protesters

The government of St. Petersburg has begun routinely denying freedom of assembly for Russian LGBT activists, the LGBT rights organization Coming Out reports. The situation has deteriorated sharply from previous years. The group states: Freedom of assembly in St. Petersburg: … Continue reading

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Pope: Christians must apologize to gays, women and more

The National Catholic Reporter reports: The Catholic church and other Christian communities must apologize to gay people and to many groups they have let down or offended throughout history, Pope Francis has said [aboard a plane flying him to Rome]. … Continue reading

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End anti-LGBTI religious bias, London Pride marchers say

The London Pride 2016 march was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim; Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the U.K.; and other dignitaries and celebrities. A group of African gay people living in the United Kingdom marched in London … Continue reading

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Moldova might adopt a ‘gay propaganda’ ban after all

Human Rights Watch issued this update on the latest proposal for a Russian-style “gay propaganda” law. HRW urged Moldova, a former Soviet republic, to reject the bill, much as it did in 2013: Moldova: Reject ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law Bill to … Continue reading

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Russia: 2 arrests for ‘Love Wins’ sign at Orlando memorial

Following up on earlier coverage by BuzzFeed, the Washington Post reports: Gay couple arrested in Moscow for trying to leave ‘Love Wins’ sign at Orlando memorial Islam Abdullabeckov and his boyfriend Felix Glyukman were in their Moscow apartment Sunday afternoon … Continue reading

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Is the world now a better place for LGBTI people?

Q. A journalist asked, “In the years that Erasing 76 Crimes has covered criminalization of queerness around the world, has the situation improved, stayed stagnant or gotten worse?” Here’s a quick, non-definitive answer: A. During my time publishing Erasing 76 … Continue reading

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