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Victory for School Against Religious Teacher

RTE Ireland reports that school authorities in the Republic have been victorious in a long standing court case against fundamentalist Christian teacher Enoch Burke.  Mr Burke had been suspended from Wilson's Hospital School after refusing to use a transgender student's preferred pronouns.  After being suspended, Burke continued to harass the school, the court ruled, trespassing on to its property and aggressively contacting its headteacher.  Mr Burke, who earned himself the monicker "silly Burke" in the Irish gay press for his continued ant

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Footie Player Comes Out at Professional Level

Pink News reports that a male Spanish footballer has come out as gay.  Alberto Lejárraga is the goalkeeper with Marbella, who won promotion last week.  He joins a small but growing number of gay men at the professional level within the sport.  

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First Gay Woman to Come Out in French Govt

In European news, LGBTQIA newswire Pink News reports that French Minister for Education and Youth, Sarah El Haïry, has come out as gay, making her the first gay woman to serve in the French government.  Sarah represents a small progressive party called the “Democratic Movement”.  Pink News notes

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Guide to Gay Hotspot Sitges Ahead of Summer

In travel news, online channel Queerly Radio summarises some the best attractions, hotels, eateries and bars for the LGBTQIA traveller to Sitges, which it describes as “a charming and vibrant town that has become a hub for LGBTQ+ travelers from all over the world.

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Italian LGBTQ+ Groups Rally Against Far Right

Hundreds of people including a wide range of LGBTQIA and progressive parties joined forces in the Italian city of Milan to protest against the impact of the far right government, which for the first time since Mussolini’s day, includes open fascists.  Milan had been registering children of same-s

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Police in Banja Luka, a city in northwestern Bosnia-Herzegovina, has prohibited an LGBT pride event, citing what it said were security concerns, reports Radio Free Europe, a pan European dissident


In European news, COC Nederlands, the Dutch LGBTQIA federation has reported that the country’s remaining unequal restrictions on gay and bisexual men from donating blood will be rescinded from Janu


Spain’s congress and senate has approved a bill known colloquially as the “trans law” because it allows for self identification of gender.  But the law also implements a formal nationwide ban on an


German LGBTQIA+ groups have acknowledged the passing of Bundestag politician Gero Storjohann who has died at the age of sixty four.


Popular dance music network Radio FG in France and Belgium has expressed its solidarity with rapper Will I Am and his band the “Black Eyed Peas”, who are perhaps most famous for their 2003 hit sing

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