Click on links below to view LGBTQI People and Human Rights news* LGBTQI News 2020-2021 Africa America Asia Europe World LGBTQI News 2019 Africa America Asia Europe World GERMANY: Catholic blessings of same-sex couples despite Vatican ban by admin_HRWF | May 11, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsEuronews (10.05.2021) - https://bit.ly/3tDuz0n - Germany's powerful Catholic progressives are openly defying a recent Holy See pronouncement that priests cannot bless same-sex unions. They are offering such blessings at services in about 100 different churches... Read More UK: Richard Dawkins loses ‘humanist of the year’ title over trans comments by admin_HRWF | May 2, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsAmerican Humanist Association criticises academic for comments about identity using ‘the guise of scientific discourse’, and withdraws its 1996 honour By Alison Flood The Guardian (20.04.2021) - https://bit.ly/33ak8q5 - The American Humanist Association has... Read More EU: Long road to motherhood, lesbians fight for IVF in Europe by admin_HRWF | April 28, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsSame-sex marriage or civil partnership is legal in 30 European countries, but laws allowing lesbian couples to have children - through adoption or sperm donation - have lagged behind By Rachel Savage Thomson Reuters Foundation (26.04.2021) -... Read More USA: Transgender minors: Arkansas banned gender-affirming health care criticized by admin_HRWF | April 22, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 Comments"Families are in a state of panic, asking what state should they move to. They want to know what they should do next and we don't have a clear answer for them." By Alex Bollinger LGBTQ Nation (19.04.2021) - https://bit.ly/32DUrhC - At least four transgender... Read More GERMANY: German Catholics plan huge blessing of gay unions on May 10 by admin_HRWF | April 20, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsBy Inés San Martin Cruxnow (15.04.2021) - https://bit.ly/32sCTVF - Continuing to openly challenge the Vatican, several Catholic leaders in Germany are openly supporting the blessing of same-sex couples, with a massive blessing service scheduled for May 10, in... Read More RUSSIA: German NGO files legal case against Chechen officials over anti-gay purges by admin_HRWF | April 20, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsExclusive: five Ramzan Kadyrov allies subject of criminal complaint for crimes against humanity By Philip Oltermann The Guardian (18.04.2021) - https://bit.ly/3ejwUrp - Five officials from the inner circle of Chechnya’s autocratic leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, are... Read More UZBEKISTAN: Authorities blame attacked LGBT activist! by admin_HRWF | April 3, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsA blogger who suggested Uzbekistan decriminalize gay sex was brutally attacked. The Interior Ministry and others blame him for provoking the assault. By Catherine Putz The Diplomat (31.03.2021) - https://bit.ly/3rJu9V7 - The day after a human rights... Read More POLAND: Polish court acquits activists who put LGBT rainbow on icon by admin_HRWF | March 6, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsBy Vanessa Gera APNews (02.03.2021) - https://bit.ly/3cbpDJv - A Polish court on Tuesday acquitted three activists who had been accused of desecration and offending religious feelings for producing and distributing images of a revered Roman Catholic icon... Read More UZBEKISTAN: Unique opportunity to decriminalise same-sex conduct by admin_HRWF | March 6, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsILGA (03.03.2021) - We, ILGA-Europe and the undersigned human rights organisations, call on the President and government of Uzbekistan, member of the UN Human Rights Council, to decriminalise same-sex conduct between men under the ongoing review of the Criminal Code,... Read More EUROPEAN COURT/ ROMANIA: The European Court and gender affirming surgery by admin_HRWF | March 1, 2021 | LGBTQI People and Human Rights | 0 CommentsX and Y v. Romania: the ‘impossible dilemma’ reasoning applied to gender affirming surgery as a requirement for gender recognition By Sarah Schoentjes and Dr. Pieter Cannoot Strasbourg Observer (25.02.2021) - https://bit.ly/3uGK2yr - In the case of X and Y v.... Read More Get LGBTQI People & Human Rights news delivered to your inbox! Subscribe now *HRWF puts a variety of news from outside sources on its website for human rights research. HRWF only endorses the contents of its own articles and reports, and not the views or opinions expressed in the articles posted.