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France welcomed first gay refugee from Chechnya


France has welcomed the first gay refugee from Chechnya. Joël Deumier, the president of French LGBT rights organization SOS Homophobie announced yesterday that France has started taking in gay refugees from Chechnya. France follows ...

Now there is a free phone number for LGBT Seniors


The French collective "Gay and Grey" has just set up a helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender over 55’s. The goal is to help prevent isolation and enable them to have a better, ...

LGBT refugee tournament opens Euro 2016


Dozens of lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual refugees will invade the Louis Lumière stadium in Paris on 5 June. They come from the many European countries where they now live and, wearing their boots ...

An exhibition in memory WWII’s gay deportees


The French city of Tours will pay homage to LGBT people who were deported during WWII, with an unprecedented exhibition. From Sunday, 24 April 2016 – the National Day for those killed in WWII ...

Judges rule ‘faggot’ is not an insult


A French court has found that calling a hairdresser a 'faggot' is not an insult nor homophobic. Because it's true: “all hairdressers are gay”. This, in a nutshell, is the essence of a debatable ...

Teddy bears tell French same-sex marriage


From autumn 2012 to spring 2013, France has experienced an unprecedented debate that led to the legalization of same-sex marriage. Three years later, the documentary entitled "La sociologue et l'ourson" retraces this period. But ...