LGBTI in Eastern Europe

Showstopper in Serbian politics: lesbian Prime Minister

2017.06.16

Woman and lesbian, new Prime Minister of Serbia, Ana Brnabic, has uprooted taboos in one of the most conservative and homophobic countries in Europe.42 years old, declared homosexual, she was just sworn in by the ...

In this case it’s homosexuals seeking asylum

2017.05.18

Lithuania is the first country in the world to concede the right to asylum to two homosexuals persecuted in Chechnya because of their sexual orientation. The announcement came from the Minister of Foreign Affairs ...

Same-sex couples can enter into partnerships in Slovenia

2017.02.24

From today, same-sex couples can enter into partnerships in Slovenia. The new law give gay couples largely the same rights as heterosexuals though barring them from applying for joint adoption and medically assisted insemination. ...

Belgrade’s first homosexual Minister

2016.08.09

For the first time in Serbia a declared lesbian enters the government. We are talking about Ana Brnabic, chosen as the Public Administration Minister. Until now, she has been the head of a local authority ...

Slovenians say yes then no to gay marriage

2015.12.21

A Slovenian referendum has rejected marriage and adoption for gay couples. Citizens were called to vote on whether to keep or cancel a law approved by Parliament last March, which equated the rights of ...

Slovenia to put gay marriage to popular vote

2015.11.26

Slovenians are going to hold a referendum on 20 December to decide whether to implement gay marriage legislation in the central European country. In March, gay marriage bill was passed but opponents backed by ...

The first Gay Pride in the city of Lech Wałęsa

2015.05.01

On 30 May 2015, the first ever Pride event will be held in the Polish city, Gdansk, under the motto "We are Family". Although Poland has opened to the ideals of freedom, democracy, and ...

26 anti-gay books it’s OK to burn in Serbia

2015.04.09

If there were any doubts about the rampant homophobia in Serbia, reading some of the books taught in the country's high schools provides proof enough. These include 26 basic medical, psychology and biology text ...