Russia: Concern at “teenage gay propaganda” website block

“Our position in this matter is a matter of principle,” said Daniel Holtgen, the Secretary General’s Spokesperson, in an interview with the Interfax news agency about the ‘Children-404.’ “We believe that this legislation is discriminatory and violates the right to freedom of expression.”

Video: Popular culture and the campaign for LGBTIQ rights

In this video, Eleni Tsetsekou and Yuri De Boer, of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Unit, discuss whether this interest will strengthen the LGBTIQ human rights campaign.

Serbia: Jagland offers support to Belgrade Pride 2015

“The message of the Pride Parade is simple and universal – everyone has the right to express their identity peacefully, free from violence or discrimination,” wrote Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland in a letter to the organisers and participants.

Italy : Court backs legal recognition for same-sex couples

Human rights judges today awarded €44,000 to six gay men and ruled that Italy should introduce possibility of legal recognition for same-sex couples.

Italy: Court set for judgement on same-sex marriage ban

Tomorrow is decision-day for human rights judges considering a complaint from six men against Italy’s ban on marriage and civil unions for homosexuals.