LGBTI in Belgium

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New legal gender recognition legislation approved by Belgium

2017.05.25

Transgender citizens in Belgium can legally change their name on documents, without having to undergo any surgical procedure. The parliament met yesterday and approved the law that put an end to the sterilisation requirements ...

Muslim outsider is Mister Gay finalist

2016.03.04

For the first time ever, one of the finalists of Mister Gay Belgium is a Muslim. Abdellah Bijat is a 22-year-old of Moroccan origin who hopes to break the taboos surrounding Islam and homosexuality ...

LGBT jews in and around Brussels

2015.11.25

Brussels has its first Jewish LGBT organization. The inaugural event of the group that took the name of "Juifs LGBT dans et autour de Bruxelles" took place a few days ago and brought together ...

Where is Europe’s gay marriage capital?

2015.09.04

Belgium is the paradise for gay marriages, where 24 same-sex weddings are held per thousand people, or 2.4% of the total population. This is according to a study of countries that have had gay ...

Belgian Protestants say yes to homosexual pastors

2015.06.15

The Protestant Church of Belgium opens the door to homosexual pastors. The topic was, in fact, debated in a Synod. During which it was decided not to consider homosexuality as an obstacle to the ...

Belgian gives co-maternity the green light

2015.01.07

Good news for lesbian couples in Belgium: as of 1 January 2015, 'co-maternity' is lawful in the kingdom. The announcement was made by the Federal Ministry of Justice, which communicated that lesbians can claim ...

Belgium gets tough on homophobic killers

2014.12.23

For the first time, a court in Belgium has recognised homophobia as an aggravating factor in the murder of a gay man. Liege's court of assizes has convicted four defendants for killing Ihsane Jarfi, ...