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Eastern Europe

  • 25th April 2013

    Romanian football club asked to prove it’s not homophobic with patron saying gays ‘must be kept in enclosures’ 14

    George Becali has a long history of making offensive remarks

    4:00 PM — The European Court of Justice has criticised Romanian football club, Steaua Bucarest, over years of homophobic comments from its patron and former MEP George Becali.

  • 13th February 2013

    Analysis: Why Russia is defying the global trend towards LGBT equality 21

    Homophobia is on the rise in Russia (Photo: Tumblr)

    1:07 PM — As several federal subjects of Russia start to approve legislation which prohibits so-called “homosexual propaganda”, PinkNews.co.uk examines what exactly is going on in one of the world’s most powerful countries.

  • 3rd November 2010

    Lesbian activist awarded MBE 12

    Clare Dimyon was honoured with an MBE

    4:34 PM — A lesbian campaigner from Brighton has been awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace. Clare Dimyon, 45, was honoured for “services to promoting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in central and eastern Europe”.

  • 25th June 2010

    Sofia Pride in Bulgaria Tomorrow 3

    The German embassy in Sofia flies the flag for the city's pride celebrations this Saturday

    3:10 PM — Bulgaria's capital city, Sofia, will host their third pride parade tomorrow, Saturday 26 June. The event will mark the culmination of a week of Pride-related events, including photographic exhibitions, a number of social and cultural events and a conference on hate crime which included a call for such crimes against LGBT people to be criminalised in Bulgaria. Statements of support have come from both the British and Norwegian ambassadors.

  • 15th December 2009

    Gordon Brown ‘pushing for European recognition of British civil partnerships’ 28

    Brown said he was working with France and Spain on civil partnerships

    4:55 PM — Prime minister Gordon Brown has said he is pushing European countries such as Spain and France to recognise civil partnerships registered in Britain. He added he wanted to see more gay rights in eastern Europe.

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