Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Armenia have the most restrictive lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality laws and policies in Europe, a campaign group says.
The Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
HRC Foundation is excited to introduce the talented leaders driving LGBTQ equality internationally who will be participating in our fourth annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit.
Being gay is not illegal in Azerbaijan but the post-Soviet country is considered the worst in Europe for LGBT+ rights
The detentions recall a larger wave of arrests in 2017; the European Court of Human Rights has recently begun inquiries into those arrests.
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
There’s an “urgent need” for better protection and treatment of LGBTQ asylum-seekers in Europe, according to the Council of Europe.
Declaring it “crucial and urgent” that European States overcome the discrimination experienced by both adults and children in rainbow families, PACE has called for the elimination of all unjustified differences in treatment in the field of private and family life based on grounds of sexual orientation.
“We are hopeful,” Ms. Mmolai-Chalmers said. “It’s the right environment, the right time. But progress hasn’t been without a fight, without sweat and blood. If we win, it will be a milestone achievement. Living with dignity is a right for all human beings.”
LGBTQI inclusion within education is still lacking in most European countries
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.
A wave of brutal crackdowns on LGBT communities in the post-Soviet space has exposed civil society’s shortcomings — and destroyed lives.