Slovak president suddenly supports legal protection of same-sex couples
The issue of same-sex partnership is taboo for Slovak politicians. No political party present in the parliament (not even the opposition ones) supports same-sex marriages.
12 Dec 2017
Australia celebrates legalization of same sex marriage
As soon as in January, we will witness the first same-sex marriages in Australia. The country is celebrating this step towards equality with an outburst of joy. Almost everyone is on board, including the conservative Prime Minister.
8 Dec 2017
Constitutional Court of Austria gives green light to same-sex marriage
In the not-too-distant future, Austrian same-sex couples will be able to get married. Surprisingly, it was the Constitutional Court, not the politicians, who took the step towards equality.
6 Dec 2017
Where can LGBTI people be safe?
When LGBT and gender-diverse people move from Africa or Central and South America to Europe, their persecution continues. They face further danger and, in some cases, murder.
4 Dec 2017
Slovakia will not host the European Medicines Agency
How could we expect to persuade hundreds of specialists and authorities to come to our beloved Slovakia, if we cannot even hold our own talented young, who leave in massive numbers every year to work and study in the West?
21 Nov 2017
How Slovakia tried to cure homosexuality in the 80s
Not many people have opened up about it publicly. One of them is Roman Dulgero, who was hospitalized at a psychiatry department in the 80s, and underwent therapy for homosexuality.
13 Nov 2017
EU civil servants prefer to quit their jobs than move to Slovakia
Most likely, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will soon move to Bratislava. However, the LGBT employees of the agency are not too happy about going east.
10 Nov 2017
Film director Kasia
Adamik: everything is political in Poland now
Her childhood was far from ordinary. Daughter of Polish cinema’s power couple, she grew up in a home filled with leading artists and intellectuals. Today, a director herself, Kasia Adamik discusses her relationship with Poland.
2 Nov 2017
The global flavor of Romania's homegrown homophobia
Anti gay rights initiatives contribute to a polarisation of societies. This division comes in handy to Central and Eastern Europe's illiberals who are also trying to rally voters behind a conservative vision of society.
18 Oct 2017
Same sex marriage back on the table in Austria
Broad approval within the population makes it hard to understand why gay marriage isn't already legal. But so far it's always been stopped by the ÖVP and the FPÖ, the two parties which are most likely going to form the next government.
17 Oct 2017
What can be
worse than a teenage suicide? Politicians using it to spread homophobia
There are times when cruel words kill and times when loaded statements blow open the door to further violence. This past week Poland saw examples of both.
24 Sep 2017
Romania headed for same-sex marriage vote
The leader of the governing centre-left Social Democratic Party Liviu Dragnea says he wants the process fast tracked so that the decision to change the constitution is made by Romanians and “not by somebody else”.
8 Sep 2017