Polish province overturns ‘LGBT ideology free zone’
24 September 2021 | 11:50 am
A province in southern Poland near Krakow has overturned its symbolic anti-LGBTQ designation. The EU held up recovery funds because of the discriminatory declaration.
31 Jan 2021
Following a call of defiance from the “Highlanders’ Veto” movement, the first restaurants and hotels in Poland’s Tatra Mountains re-open despite a partial lockdown. Police and health officials have conducted inspections, fining business owners 30,000 zloty (around 6,600 euros) each. On Monday, Poland's government extended most of the anti-virus restrictions through the end of the month, requiring ski slopes, gyms and hotels to remain closed to the general public and restaurants to only do takeaway service.
2 Feb 2021
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6 Feb 2021
Clashes between students from Bogazici University and Turkish police show no sign of abating. Many students have been arrested, while the interior minister has lashed out with homophobic hate speech over an artwork.
21 Mar 2021
The resolution seeks to ensure freedoms for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities across the bloc. The move is seen as a swipe at conservative authorities in Poland and elsewhere.
3 Apr 2021
In the wake of Poland's near-total ban on abortions, the need for support for pregnant women with severe foetal defects is greater than ever but few know there are specialised clinics they can turn to for help. Run by an NGO, a perinatal hospice in Warsaw offers counselling, medical tests and classes on parenting a sick child, helping more than 400 women every year.
31 Mar 2021
Hundreds of young LGBT Chinese, many travelling far and wide to attend, packed into a cramped venue for the first large-scale voguing ball held in Beijing.
15 Apr 2021
There are international warnings of diplomatic blowback after Somalia's president signs an extension of his mandate into law. Also, attacks and abuse against LGBT+ people in Cameroon are on the rise. Human Rights Watch says that dozens of them have been targeted by a police crackdown since February. And Benin's president vows to track down those responsible for pre-election violence as he's voted in for a second term. Patrice Talon was returned with 86 percent of the vote in a poll which featured no major opposition figures.
19 Apr 2021
Moscow is ousting 10 US and three Polish diplomats in direct response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from both countries. Other moves included sanctions on US officials and a crackdown on US NGOs.
23 Jun 2021
The law recently passed by Hungarian lawmakers violates "the fundamental values of the European Union," the bloc's chief Ursula von der Leyen said.
25 Jun 2021
Prime Minister Mario Draghi stressed the independence of the Italian parliament after the Vatican asked for changes to an anti-discrimination bill that would provide added protection from hate crimes to LGBT+ people.
30 Jun 2021
Poland should "freeze" the new restitution law, an Israeli official told DW as the diplomatic row between the countries escalates.
10 Jul 2021
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