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European Parliament condemns detention, torture and killings gay men in Chechnya

Last weekend, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article reporting that over 100 people have been detained on suspicion for being gay in Chechnya, and suffered torture and humiliation. At least three men were killed. At his opening statement today, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 6th, 2017
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European Parliament speaks out against online homo- and transphobic hate speech

In a report adopted yesterday, the European Parliament expresses its concern over online homo- and transphobic hate speech, and calls for strong measures to counter online hate speech. The demands are made in the report on Gender equality and empowering … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 29th, 2016
Azerbaijan Rainbow

Parliament strongly condemns Azerbaijan’s suppression LGBTI people

Last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan, in which it denounces the intimidation and repression of LGBTI people, as well as those defending their rights. The overall human rights situation in Azerbaijan … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 14th, 2015
Mr Patackas

MEPs condemn homophobic hate speech Lithuanian MP

Sunday, Member of the Lithuanian Parliament Algirdas Vaclovas Patackas warned that the head of the Lithuanian Gay League’s (LGL) engaged in “provocation” that might result in “dead bodies”, similar to recent attacks in Paris. The MP made the remarks after … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 22nd, 2015
Hate speech

Greek hate speech law extended to cover gender identity

Last week, Greek lawmakers voted to include gender identity among the grounds coved by its ‘Anti-Racism law’ which prohibits incitement to hatred, violence and discrimination. Persons found guilty may face up to three years imprisonment, as well as a fine … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 18th, 2014
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#EP2014: Why does this election matter for LGBTI rights?

Starting today, the 8th direct election to the European Parliament will determine the EU’s action over the next five years, including in the field of fundamental rights for LGBTI people. In the period 2014-2019, the European Parliament will play a … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 22nd, 2014
Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos II

MEPs condemn homophobic statements by the Archbishop of Cyprus

At the Council of the Heads of the Christian Orthodox Church held in Istanbul last week, Cyprus’ Archbishop Chrysostomos urged all Orthodox Churches to “condemn homosexuality.”

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 17th, 2014
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Northern part of Cyprus decriminalises homosexuality

This morning, the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality Bill passed the Parliament of the northern part of Cyprus. The northern part of Cyprus was the last territory in Europe where homosexuality was still a crime.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 27th, 2014
Muhsin Hendricks

Summary: Sexual orientation, gender identity and religion: A new dialogue

On 13 November, the Intergroup on LGBT rights hosted a discussion on the topic of sexual orientation, gender identity and religion. The event discussed progressive approached by some religious leaders towards LGBT persons. The dominant discourse nowadays tends to present … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 22nd, 2013
Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech event

Summary: Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech

Together with ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the LGBT Intergroup organised a seminar Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech. Under the chairing of Vice-President of the LGBT Intergroup Sophie in ‘t Veld, several experts and policy-makers took the floor.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on October 24th, 2013