LGBTI rights

LGBTI associations have expressed their concern with regards to the situation of women and LGBTI people.

Homosexuality, which is a fairly common practice among young and adult men, is not recognized as an orientation and is considered a sin and serious crime, and is strictly prohibited by Sharia law.

Lídia Arroyo,  sociologist and researcher in the UOC's Gender and ICT research group.

We talk with the sociologist and researcher in the UOC's Gender and ICT research group.

The event takes place in Barcelona from 16th to 23th July.

The event takes place in Barcelona from 16th to 23rd July to contribute into more inclusive societies through the struggle for the rights of LGBTIQ+ people.

Rainbow Europe, is ILGA Europe’s annual benchmarking tool that includes the Rainbow Map, and Index and national recommendations.

ILGA Europe has released its ‘Rainbow Europe Map’ showing a worrying setback in some countries and a general standstill with regards to the rights of LGBTI people.


It might seem, in the middle of 2021, the LGTBIQ+ community only needs to finish fine-tuning the rights they have already achieved, but unfortunately we still have to fight to claim basic rights that the LGTBIQ+ collective has not been able to achieve.

The legal recognition of gender is a reality in 96 countries around the world.

Belgium is the first European country to appoint a trans minister, an important step for this collective in a difficult moment for the violation of their rights, especially during the months of the pandemic.

Katrin Hugendubel, advocacy director of ILGA Europe.

The advocacy director of ILGA Europe talks about how the coronavirus has affected LGBTI people and the growth of discrimination against this group during the pandemic.

Costa Rica is the first country in Central America to legally recognise same-sex marriage, the eighth in the American continent and the twenty-nine in the world.

Amnistia Internacional Catalunya emphasizes that denying the right to marry based on sex alone violates several human rights.

The european project Look wide aims to look at violence from a wide perspective.

This is the goal of the European project “Look Wide”, a research project to include a gender-based and sexually-diverse perspective in dealing with macho and gender-based violence.

LGBTI-phobia is displayed openly and violently, threatening, attacking and murdering people with a non-normative sexual orientation or gender identity and activists.

After commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewell events, violence continues, but institutional support is a sign of progress.

Malta, leader in legislative and political advances for LGBTI rights in Europe.  Source: Pixabay

According to data taken from the Rainbow Europe 2018, the Mediterranean country leads the ranking, with states like Turkey, Armenia or Azerbaijan coming last.

Kiev will host the second European Conference of Lesbians next April.

One of the goals of this meeting, which is set to take place from 12 to 14 April 2019, is to establish an international network of women and organizations.