Europe News

Extremists in Serbia Fail to Stop Pride March

Radio Free Europe, the independent station that since 1949 has transmitted free journalistic commentary from a base in Germany to countries where there is little free media, reports from Belgrade, the Capital of Serbia, where Neo-Nazis, in alliance with the highly reactionary Serb Orthodox Church, failed to stop around one thousand supporters of the LGBTQIA communities from marching in the capital. However, around six thousand police were deployed to prevent the Nazis from causing damage to property and the state had earlier refused permission for any formal Pride march.

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Irish Teacher Back in Jail after Harassment

Atheist and LGBTQIA campaigners have joined forces to welcome the decision of the Irish Supreme Court in Dublin to reject an application by an evangelical Christian fundamentalist teacher to return to his job at a school in County Westmeath.

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Demonstration Calls out Press Transphobes

Pink News reports that more than one hundred people attended a demonstration in Dublin outside the offices of the Irish Independent newspaper, to protest at its consistent platforming of anti-transgender extremism, and refusal to give any space to trans groups to respond.  Trans and Intersex Prid

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Bristol Euro Bid Fails - But at Minimal Spend

Local independent newspaper B247 reports that Bristol City Council spent just over seventy pounds on its bid to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2023. The city was not shortlisted for the event, which is considered a staple of many LGBTQIA people’s calendars each May.

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Ireland Sees Large Trans & Intersex Pride

Ireland’s Trans and Intersex Pride event took place on 17th July and saw around two thousand people march through Dublin City Centre.  Pink News reported that the march saw a high degree of social solidarity with the whole of the LGBTQIA community, with groups such as the Lesbian Line switchboard

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26
Jul

Hungary’s right wing government continues to oppress millions and build more and more authoritarian power for itself, something which has put it on a collision course with the European Union, whose

26
Jun

The Independent reports that Dublin Pride has severed ties with RTE, the Irish Public Service broadcaster over the coverage of trans issues on its main talk channel, RTE Radio One.  In particular,

13
May

The sixty fifth Eurovision Song Contest final takes place on Saturday 14th May, with the United Kingdom’s hopes pinned on Sam Ryder.  With its message of peace through music, the contest’s presence

28
Apr

In the French Presidential Elections, in which polling took place all day on Sunday, the initial exit polls predicted that Centre Right candidate Emmauel Macron was in the lead over far right Marin

24
Apr

In the French Presidential Elections, in which polling took place all day on Sunday, the initial exit polls predicted that Centre Right candidate Emmauel Macron was in the lead over far right Marin

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