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Hungary ends legal recognition for transgender and intersex people

President Ader should not sign problematic new law.   By Kyle Knight & Lydia Gall   HRW (21.05.2020) - https://bit.ly/2Xsmuxl - Hungary’s parliament this week passed a law making it impossible for transgender or intersex people to legally change their...

Albania psychologists barred from conducting gay ‘conversion therapy’

By Rachel Savage   Thomson Reuters Foundation (18.05.2020) - https://bit.ly/3c1Z4nU - Albania's leading psychologists' organisation has barred members from carrying out so-called "conversion therapy" which aims to make gay people straight, as countries around the...

Does hope or fear prevail among Europe’s LGBTI people?

FRA (14.05.2020) - https://bit.ly/36ee9l6 - More lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people are now open about who they are but fear, violence and discrimination remain high, show the results of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s survey on experiences...

Actor’s revelation about transgender son sends shock waves across conservative Egypt

A prominent actor's disclosure about his daughter's transition has been met with a rare show of support in a conservative society with little tolerance for gender nonconformity. By Shahira Amin Al-Monitor (12.05.2020) - https://bit.ly/3e2VOKr - Egyptian actor Hesham...

Joint statement: End hate speech and targeted attacks against LGBTI people in Turkey

We call on Turkey to respect, guarantee, protect and fulfil the fundamental rights of the LGBTI community without discrimination as enshrined by its Constitution and equality article therein (article 10), and ratified by human rights treaty bodies.   ILGA-Europe...

WORLD: Vulnerability amplified: The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on LGBTIQ people

OutRight Action International (06.05.2020) - https://bit.ly/2Wobthj - In this pioneering report, “Vulnerability Amplified: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on LGBTIQ people”, OutRight Action International documents the effects of the pandemic on LGBTIQ people....

TURKEY: Criminal case for opposing homophobic speech

End stigmatization of LGBT people, investigation of bar associations.   HRW (01.05.2020) - https://bit.ly/2SzVxGj - The Ankara Prosecutor’s office in Turkey has opened a criminal investigation into the Ankara Bar Association after it filed a complaint against the...

WORLD: Isolation for intersex people: coronavirus revives trauma

Prolonged lockdowns may exacerbate existing emotional, physical and economic problems for many intersex people.   By Rachel Savage   Thomson Reuters Foundation (23.04.2020) - https://bit.ly/3b3w3aX -  If the coronavirus hits hardest at the margins, among the...

Dozens of gay men are outed in Morocco as photos are spread online

The idea was to show the hypocrisy of Moroccan society by showing how many gay men are living quietly in straight society. It backfired badly.   By Aida Alami   The New York Times (26.04.2020) - https://nyti.ms/3aLsKVr - At least 50 to 100 gay men were outed...

ISRAEL: Court rules against Beersheba print shop that refused to serve LGBT group

Judge says that when one’s religious beliefs conflict with a necessity to provide service to all, the latter value holds superior; minister slams decision.   By Jacob Magid   The Times of Israel (21.04.2020) - https://bit.ly/2VKwX7X - The Beersheba...

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