Our submission to the EC 2023 Rule of Law report
The submission covers developments in eight EU Member States as regards rule of law developments in the countries which have had an impact on the […]
European Court rules against Lithuania labelling LGBTI-inclusive fairytale book harmful to children
Published in 2013 by the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and written by the late lesbian writer, Neringa Dangvyde Macate, the book was entitled ‘Amber […]
Our submission to the EC 2022 Rule of Law Report
Expert contributions were provided by organisations PROUD (Czech Republic), LGBT komiteen (Denmark), Inter-LGBT (France), Háttér Társaság (Hungary), KPH & Atlas of Hate (Poland), ACCEPT (Romania), […]
Macaté v. Lithuania
Freedom of expression, warning labels restricting artistic expression.
EU Holds Firm in Face of Hungary’s Blatant Lies Surrounding Anti-LGBTI Law
As the European Commission takes the second step in its infringement procedure against Hungary, Europe’s leading LGBTI organisation welcomes its clarified commitment to the equal […]
The frontline: Queer and the Media: with Ben Hunte
Ben Hunt’s first year on the job as BBC LGBT Correspondent* has been an unprecedented one, with the rise of anti-LGBT hatred in Europe, marked […]
How the new anti-LGBTI legislation in Hungary actually violates children’s rights, instead of protecting them
The Hungarian parliament has recently passed an anti-LGBTI bill censoring communication about LGBTI people to under-18s. This means that LGBTI-related content will be banned in schools and children’s media, and from public spaces. Viktor Orban’s government claims this bill will protect children, but the truth is that it’s an attack on children’s rights as well as the rights of LGBTI people. Here’s why.
LGBTI activists create a Twitter storm for EU infringement procedures against Poland over so called ‘LGBT-free Zones’
ILGA-Europe launched an-hour long Twitter Storm demonstration on February 11, calling on the European Commission to take infringement procedures against Poland, making the Polish-based hashtag #infringementNOW trend
Poland: All charges against LGBTI rights defenders charged for peaceful activism must be dropped, say Human Rights NGOs
The trial of three women accused of “offending religious beliefs” will take place, tomorrow on January 13 in Plock, Poland. The activists face up to two years in prison for disseminating posters of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow halo symbolic of the LGBTI flag. Six international human rights NGOs are calling for all charges to be dropped, and for the Polish authorities to amend their legislation and bring it in line with international and regional human rights standards.
Poland: Drop charges against women rights defenders
NGOs call to drop unfounded charges for peaceful activism.
Poland: International institutions must protect LGBTI citizens and ensure the immediate release of activists
After nearly 2 years of mounting pressure, things came to a boiling point yesterday, August 7, in Warsaw. A spontaneous protest related to the “preventative detention” of an LGBTI activist, Margot Szutowicz, resulted in 48 arrests and extensive police brutality last night. More protests, and more arrests, are expected today as the repression of LGBTI people goes unabated.