If you would have missed the news over the weekend of 12-14 November, here is a summary of some news events that should be allowed to grab your attention.
Tag Archives: LGBT rights
This is Europe: The Guardian looking at the chaos in Italy and Ukraine
Italy has had 67 governments in almost as many years. Ukraine is a fault line in Italian politics: and a far-right coalition that includes Putin-fan Salvini could derail the EU’s consensus on the war, particularly in an energy squeeze. Observers think Meloni, although a hardliner, may not be as keen to cosy up to Putin (she admires the American right), but together they could align with Hungarian leader Viktor Orbán in opposing immigration, abortion and LGBT rights.
How do we fight the religious right?
For years, Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church worked side-by-side with right-wing extremists. They were funded by international evangelical groups and prepared very well-coordinated social media campaigns which drastically swayed public opinion against women’s rights and LGBT+ people.
Fighting for justice for LGBT+ families in Russia
Yulja Tsvetkova got labeld as a “foreign agent” and has been charged with violating the Russian “gay propaganda” law, fined 50,000 rubles (around 800 USD / 722 €), and put under house arrest for sharing drawings promoting inclusivity on social media. 15 July 2022: After over 3 years of persecution from Russian authorities justContinue reading “Fighting for justice for LGBT+ families in Russia”
Rights of Polish people in danger
Gay rights have become a flashpoint issue in Poland in recent years under the governing right-wing Prawo i Sprawiedliwość or Law and Justice (PiS) party, which campaigns against what it calls “LGBT ideology”, likening the promotion of gay rights to a form of communism. In October 2021, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, with support from Hungary,Continue reading “Rights of Polish people in danger”