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 over 50 arrests and extensive police brutality last night. More protests, and more arrests, are expected today as the repression of LGBTI people goes unabated.
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Amid rising hate speech and crime, vulnerable people across Europe find themselves disconnected from the popular story of the region’s success in securing LGBTI rights.
Civil Rights Defenders, International Federation for Human Rights, Front Line Defenders, and ILGA-Europe call upon Turkish authorities to drop all charges against 19 LGBTI+ rights defenders.
As the Polish LGBTI community faces political demonisation and violent attacks, it’s time for our leaders to strategically put people first.
“If we make it ten steps, it will be a successful parade.” These are not the words that most Pride March organisers would ever want to say – but on the night before the 9th Middle Eastern Technical University Pride March, it was one we as the Pride organisers had to remind ourselves.
Joint public statement from Amnesty International, ILGA-Europe and All Out
Officially launched at the European Parliament in Brussels on 24 April, the report contains a thorough legal analysis of the anti-LGBTI ‘propaganda’ laws that exist or have been proposed in Europe
The ban on public events organised by LGBTI groups has been upheld by Ankara’s 4th and 13th Administrative Courts.
The fact that events organised by LGBTI organisations are being targeted in this way is very unnerving.
This year, in its 15th year of anniversary, the Pride March was banned by Istanbul Governor’s Office, a day before its occurrence.