LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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#NeverGiveUp: Proposed anti-LGBTI amendments to the Russian Family Code explained

In July 2020, seven Russian senators introduced three bills to the State Duma, seeking to amend the Russian Family Code. With the purpose of “strengthening the family institute,” if approved, this legislative package would further limit the rights of LGBTI people. Here we bring you a breakdown of the proposed amendments and their potential impact.

“Poland is violating the fundamental rights of EU citizens and blatantly disregarding EU treaties and standards,” says LGBTI organisation ILGA-Europe as a legal complaint is submitted to the European Commission

On Monday 14 September, ILGA-Europe together with Polish LGBT rights organisations KPH (Campaign Against Homophobia) and Fundacja Równości (The Equality Foundation) submitted a legal compla

#NeverGiveUp: Meet 7 LGBTI activists fighting for all families and human rights in Russia

If adopted, a package of amendments to the Russian Family Code will significantly reduce the rights of LGBTI people in the country. The proposed amendments include the elimination and reversal of current gender recognition, and an additional ban on same-sex marriage and adoption. In the face of such seemingly insurmountable odds, what does it mean to be an LGBTI activist in Russia? We meet seven strong Russian LGBTI activists who will #nevergiveup the fight for freedom and equality for all.

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