Displaying items by tag: LGTB rights violation

Human Rights Watch says legislation would protect vulnerable young South Koreans including the LGBTQ community from bullying and harassment.

Published in South Korea

South Korea's failure to pass national laws banning discrimination is taking a toll on citizens, particularly LGBT youth, a new report said on Tuesday, as activists see pending legislation as the best chance yet to extend protections.

Published in South Korea

The European Commission has written to five Polish regional councils urging them to abandon declarations that they are "LGBT-free" in order to receive funding, one of the councils affected confirmed on Monday.

Published in Poland

(This Aug. 14 story corrects paragraph 4 to say an estimated 8,000 (not 2,000) people joined the march)

Published in Romania
  • Decree bans sales of affected books close to churches
  • PM Orban on collision course with EU, rights groups
  • Order spells out implication of new school law
Published in Hungary
  • Referendum on LGBT issues due by early 2022
  • PM Orban faces parliamentary election next year
  • Nationalist Orban sees "ideological war" with EU
  • LGBT issue emerges as key topic in election campaign
Published in Hungary

New Zealand introduced on Friday legislation that proposes up to five years in prison for practices intended to change a person's sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, known as LGBT conversion therapy.

Published in New Zealand

Some bookstores in Hungary placed notices at their entrances this week telling customers that they sell “non-traditional content.” The signs went up in response to a new law that prohibits “depicting or promoting” homosexuality and gender transitions in material accessible to children.

Published in Hungary

Activists in Hungary erected a 10-meter-high (30-foot-high) rainbow-colored heart opposite the country’s neo-Gothic parliament on Thursday, vowing to wage a civil disobedience campaign against a new law that they say discriminates against LGBT people and that has raised questions about what values the European Union stands for.

Published in Hungary

Chinese tech giant Tencent's WeChat social media platform has deleted dozens of LGBT accounts run by university students, saying some had broken rules on information on the internet, sparking fear of a crackdown on gay content online.

Published in China
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