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Germany joins marriage club

We’re pleased to report Germany has just joined Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay, the USA and most of the UK (but not Northern Ireland) in allowing same-sex marriage. Germany had been ahead of the UK when it came to civil partnerships – they got […]

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ECHR: Russian law is discriminatory and violates human rights

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia’s Section 28 style ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation is in breach with human rights. The federal law was adopted in 2013 and bans the “promotion” or “propaganda” of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. The Court found that the law breaches the right to freedom of expression (Article 10) and the prohibition of discrimination (Article 14). […]

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It’s Dublin Pride!

This Saturday is Dublin LGBT Pride and there’ll be a bi bloc on the parade again this year. Join them at the assembly point, at St Stephen’s Green for 11am on Saturday 24th June. It’s organised by Bi+ Ireland – look for the pink, purple and blue bi flags and the Bi+ Ireland banner to find the right bunch of […]

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Respecting LGBT+ a condition of joining EU

The European Parliament has approved three of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. In those reports MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Serbia, Macedonia and Kosovo, and urged the countries to improve the situation. While the UK is busy negotiating its way out of the EU following the Brexit referendum, other countries are eager to […]

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And Ana Makes Five

Ana Brnabić has become Prime Minister of Serbia, becoming the fifth openly LGBT leader of a country in modern times. Sadly the double-first of being Serbia’s first female and first LGBT PM was achieved not by election but by appointment, as newly elected Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić was able to choose his own successor as Prime Minister after becoming President. […]

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Bis Hold On in UK Election

The UK General Election yesterday produced a polling upset – yet another in a recent run of them in the UK – as the governing Conservative party narrowly lost its majority in the House of Commons. Both the out-bi MPs who were defending their seats were re-elected, with Cat Smith (Labour, Lancaster) increasing her majority while Daniel Kawczynski (Conservative, Shrewsbury) […]

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Orange Is Back In

Orange Is The New Black is back for another season – and it’s landing on Netflix on Friday just in time to take our minds off the election results, whatever they might be. The comedic drama set in a women’s prison from creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan stars a diverse and award-winning ensemble of women including Taylor Schilling, Uzo […]

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