Nils Muižnieks warns against Europe’s LGBTI backlash

A backlash against lesbians, gays, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex people is taking place across Europe, as their visibility increases, according to the Commissioner for Human Rights.

Turkey: Nils Muižnieks concerned by third consecutive Istanbul Pride ban

Human rights commissioner Nils Muižnieks has expressed his concern at the third consecutive ban on the annual Pride march in Istanbul.

Court ruling on Russia “gay propaganda law”

The case concerned a complaint brought by three gay rights activists about legislation in Russia banning the promotion of homosexuality, also known as the “gay propaganda law.”

Podcast: Growing up gay – Girl A’s story

Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

To mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), this podcast features an interview with ‘Girl A,’ about what it is like to grow up gay in a small town in Europe.

Hungary: Judges award €10,000 to gay Iranian refugee after human rights complaint

The European Court of Human Rights awarded 7,500 (non-pecuniary damage) and EUR 3,395 (costs and expenses) to the applicant O.M. an Iranian national who currently lives in Budapest, after finding a violation of European human rights law.