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European Parliament condemns homophobia in Indonesia

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution in which it condemns the growing intolerance towards LGBTI people in Indonesia. In the resolution, the European Parliament “strongly condemns all acts of violence, harassment and intimidation against minorities” and “calls on the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 20th, 2017
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MEPs condemn crackdown on Istanbul Pride

Despite successful pride marches for at least 13 years until 2014, Sunday’s (26 June) Pride in Istanbul was met with police violence and detentions. The Co- and Vice-presidents of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights have written to the … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 29th, 2016
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MEPs condemn violence and bans Pride marches Istanbul

On Friday, the Governorship of Istanbul banned the Istanbul Trans Pride March for June 19th and Istanbul LGBTI Pride March, planned to take place on June 26th, quoting security concerns. The bans come at a time of increased crackdown on … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 22nd, 2016
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European Parliamentarians heading to Kiev Pride

For the second time in a row, a Pride March is scheduled to take place in Kiev this Sunday. From the European Parliament, Vice-President of the LGBTI Intergroup Sophie in ‘t Veld, and members Ana Gomes and Rebecca Harms will … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 9th, 2016
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Moldovan parliament considering ‘anti-propaganda’ bill

Last month, the Culture and Education Committee of the Moldovan Parliament approved a bill that seeks to ban ‘homosexual propaganda’, similar to the Russian anti-propaganda law of 2013. The bill would impose fines for spreading “homosexual propaganda” to minors “through … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 7th, 2016
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Montenegrin Police bans Nikšić Pride for third time this year

For the third time this year, police in the city of Nikšić, Montenegro, has banned a pride march, which was due to take place today. The Pride was banned quoting security threats. The Orthodox Church mobilised against the Pride, while … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 18th, 2015
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MEPs condemn ban and police violence at Istanbul Pride

In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification. In previous years, Prides were also held during Ramadan, without obstruction by the state and tens of thousands people participating. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 30th, 2015
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EU leaders demand answers from Kyrgyz President over anti-LGBTI, anti-NGO bills

During an official visit by Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev last week, EU leaders  have sought reassurances over pending bills seeking to limit the rights of LGBTI people and civil society in general. Kyrgyzstan is considering an anti-LGBTI ‘propaganda’ bill, which would outlaw any … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 1st, 2015
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European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-LGBTI bill

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament calls on Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill which would censor information on LGBTI issues. The draft law would punish the dissemination of information “aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations.” … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 15th, 2015
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LGBTI Intergroup MEP heading to Belgrade Pride

After three bans in a row since 2011, a Pride March is scheduled to take place in Belgrade this Sunday. From the European Parliament, Terry Reintke MEP will march along for equality and human rights. After an attack on a … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 26th, 2014