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EUROPEAN COURT/ ROMANIA: The European Court and gender affirming surgery

X 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....

MEXICO’s top court to vote on gay marriage in Yucatan state – other states could follow

by Christine Murray   If the Supreme Court orders Yucatan state to legalize same-same marriage, other states across Mexico could follow   Openly News (24.02.2021) - https://bit.ly/3bBUUou - Mexico's top court is due to vote Wednesday whether to order the...

CHILE: Petition to preserve religious liberty in Chile launched

Catholic News Agency (23.02.2021) - https://bit.ly/3uCbPQG - Alliance Defending Freedom International has launched a petition addressed to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to rule in favor of religious freedom in Chile.   The ruling will have...

UK: Labour MP Luke Pollard was sent despicable homophobic abuse on Valentine’s Day

Labour and Co-operative MP Luke Pollard was sent despicable homophobic abuse on Valentine’s Day simply for sharing a photograph of himself with his boyfriend, Sydney. Here, for PinkNews, the MP for Plymouth Sutton and Devonport reveals how all the homophobic haters...

EUROPE: Covid spurring hate speech against LGBTI in Europe

AFP (16.02.2021) - https://bit.ly/2Nkd7yC - Hate speech against LGTBI people in Europe and Central Asia has spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, a group defending their rights said on Tuesday.   Verbal attacks on members of lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and...

TURKEY: Government steps up its defamation on LGBTI+ citizens

Europe’s leading LGBTI+ rights organisation, ILGA-Europe are alarmed to observe that in the past week the Turkish government has stepped up its systematic attacks on and defamation of LGBTI+ people and calls on President Erdoğan to guarantee the fundamental rights of...

EUROPEAN COURT / ROMANIA : LGBTI – Lack of proper legal framework, Strasbourg says

LGBTI rights groups welcome judgement finding Romania in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights because of a lack of proper legal framework for legal gender recognition ILGA Europe (19.01.2021) – https://bit.ly/39BzKqO – Romania has been found to be in...

TURKEY arrests dozens of students at peaceful protest over LGBT rights

By News Wires   President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Turkey's LGBT movement, accusing it of "vandalism" following an outbreak of student protests.   France24/AFP (02.02.2021) - https://bit.ly/3cviwx1 - Four people were arrested over the...

INDONESIA: Aceh, 80 public flogging of two young gay men

During the flogging, the two, in their 20s, shouted and begged for mercy several times. The mother of one of them passed out on hearing the cries of her son. A "show" that has raised criticism from activists and human rights NGOs. For local officials, sharia-based...

AUSTRALIA: Sydney women-only ocean pool under fire over transgender policy

Social media users criticise the exclusion of some trans women at McIver’s Ladies Baths, forcing a change of policy wording.   By Helen Sullivan   The Guardian (12.01.2021) - https://bit.ly/38CGwMy - A women-only ocean pool in Sydney’s eastern suburbs has...

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