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Eastern Europe Gay Rights

Gay Pride Event Slammed As 'Shameless' By Church Leader

AP | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The head of Serbia's influential Christian Orthodox church on Tuesday denounced a gay pride march planned for the weekend, a...

Groundbreaking Gay Pride Parade Comes Under Attack

AP | PREDRAG MILIC | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BUDVA, Montenegro -- Several hundred people shouting "Kill the gays" attacked gay activists and clashed with police on Wednesday in a bid to disrupt t...

Is LGBT Equality Out Of Reach In Eastern Europe?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ania and Yga have been inseparable for the last 17 years, living together as a couple in the Polish capital Warsaw but their love is seen as second cl...

Ukraine Preps Bill That Could Outlaw 'Abnormal' Gay Lifestyle

AP | By MARIA DANILOVA | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

KIEV, Ukraine -- If a group of Ukrainian lawmakers succeeds in its mission, TV shows and movies sympathetically portraying homosexuals such as "Brokeb...

Pride and Persecution: LGBT Global Love

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

I write about the hatred of LGBT people in Eastern Europe by religious and governmental authorities. I write about Jamaica where hating gays is a popular topic for music lyrics and where murders are escalating. Pride and persecution are both real. We rejoice in the good and confront the evil.

Stop The Violence: LGBT Rights Under Assault In Eastern Europe And The Balkins

Kevin Sessums | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Sessums

In Serbia gay-pride parades in 2001 and 2010 were met with extreme violence. In 2004 the parade was cancelled by the organizers because of fear of such violence. Parades in 2009 and 2011 were banned outright by the authorities.

And The Best Place In Europe To Be Gay Is...

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The United Kingdom's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community has an extra special reason to feel patriotic today, as their state has b...

Slovenia Rejects Gay Adoption Law

AP | By ALI ZERDIN | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Slovenians rejected in a national referendum on Sunday a new family law that included a highly contested clause that would allo...

WATCH: New European Ad Features Steamy Man-On-Man Makeout Session

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An East European lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group hopes to reach sports fans with this new ad featuring a steamy man-on-ma...