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Acquittal of police officers in Greek LGBTQ+ activist killing ‘beggars belief’, say Amnesty

Graham Robson May 4, 2022

Zak Kostopoulos, queer activist and drag artist, was brutally beaten by two men after entering a jewellery shop in central Athens in 2018. According to Amnesty International, footage showed four police officers using unnecessary force to arrest the activist as he lay dying.

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Amnesty International responds to ‘conversion therapy’ ban update

Graham Robson May 16, 2021

Praying the gay away’ is just as unacceptable as any other pseudoscientific approach which tells LGBTI+ people they are ‘sick’ and ‘broken’

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Lesbian refugee denied asylum in Ireland

Rachel Badham January 25, 2021

A lesbian refugee from Zimbabwe, who was facing death threats from her own family, has been denied asylum by Irish authorities which argued her claim ‘lacked credibility’.

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Polish LGBTQ+ activists go on trial

Rachel Badham January 16, 2021

On January 12, three LGBTQ+ activists went on trial in Poland after being arrested for showing an image of the Virgin Mary with a rainbow background during a protest against the country’s anti-LGBTQ+ regime.

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Turkish students facing three years imprisonment for celebrating Pride

Rachel Badham December 10, 2020

18 Turkish students and one member of staff from Ankara’s Middle East Technical University are due to go on trial for organising an LGBTQ+ Pride sit-in.

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