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EU Parliament speaks out for mutual recognition of domestic adoptions

In a resolution addressing cross-border conflicts around adoption adopted yesterday, the European Parliament has spoken out in favour of mutual recognition of domestic adoption decisions between Member States.  In the EU, despite the principle of free movement of workers across the 28 states, LGBTI families with an adopted child may face problems when traveling or moving to another EU Member […]

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European Parliament speaks out for LGBTI rights in Honduras

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament expressed its deep concern at the climate of extreme violence against LGBTI people and activists in Honduras, and called for measures to address the situation. The pattern of violence has significantly worsened after the 2009 coup d’état. Since then, 222 LGBTI people have been killed, including many human rights activists. The latest […]

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European Bisexual Conference goes to Amsterdam

The third European Bisexual Conference (EuroBiCon) is to be held in Amsterdam from July 28th to 31th, 2016. It starts on the 28th with the first European Bisexual Research Conference (EuroBiReCon), a day dedicated to academic research on bisexuality, followed by a three day community organised event. EuroBiCon brings together bisexual people and their allies from across Europe and beyond […]

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Hungary blocks LGBTI action in Europe

This Monday, the European Council (made up of Ministers of the Member States of the EU), failed to reach agreement on a common response to the Commission’s “List of Actions to advance LGBTI equality“. Nearly all Member States had expressed their support for the List of Actions, but a veto by the minister from Hungary prevented final agreement in the […]

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ECHR rules on family reunification rights

On Tuesday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights ruled that refusing same-sex couples residence permits with the purpose of family reunification on the basis of their sexual orientation is discriminatory. The case was brought to the European Court after Ms Pajić, a woman from Bosnia-Herzegovina, was refused a Croatian residence permit that she requested to be reunited with her […]

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Bi in Berlin?

Ever pop over to Germany? Maybe you’d like to catch up with the German bi scene next time you’re there. With a bit of forward planning you can get to meet up with some Berlin bisexuals on your next trip to the metropolis. There is a web site (currently only in German) with all the details of events and meetings: […]

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Redefining Bisexuality In Spain

Spanish bisexual activists are petitioning to have their equivalent of the Oxford English Dictionary define bisexuality as a real, whole thing in itself, rather than just as being an experience of alternating homo and hetero sexuality. The Royal Spanish Academy defines bisexuality as having that meaning or possessing both male and female sex characteristics. The campaign group Arcópoli have requested […]

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Slovenia rejects same-sex marriage

Yesterday, Slovenians voted in a referendum against giving same-sex couples the right to get married.  63.5 percent voted “No”, though only one in three – 36 percent – turned out to vote. In March of this year, the Slovene Parliament agreed to redefine marriage as “between two people” instead of “between a man and a woman.” However, a Church-led citizen’s […]

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