Twelve years into annually reporting on the human rights situation of LGBTQIA+ people, Europe’s leading LGBTQIA+ equality organisation finds that pervasive hate speech across the region has led to life or death consequences.
RAINBOW EUROPE MAP AND INDEX 2022 | These are the LGBTQIA-friendly and LGBTQIA-unfriendly countries in Europe
As democracy in Europe comes under growing pressure, the annual ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map and Index identify steps forward on LGBTI rights in several countries.
ANTWERP | Darklands 2022 set to go ahead as scheduled on 4 to 9 May
After a cautions new year’s message, Darklands has changed its tone on social media, showing confidence.
ANTWERP | ‘Stories of refuge’ exhibition at Red Star Line Museum
From 1 April, and no it’s not an April’s Fool joke, the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp hosts the ‘Stories of refuge‘ exhibition. Obviously, this exhibition was planned way before the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, Belarus and Chechnya. Nevertheless, the theme is very topical.
Flemish LGBTQI+ press support rainbow community in Ukraine
The rainbow press in Flanders have voiced their support for LGBTQI+ people and organisations in Ukraine, amidst the ongoing war involving Russia, Chechnya, Belarus and Ukraine.
Political and governmental homophobia and transphobia in Europe not necessarily backed by public opinion
A report from ILGA-Europe, the leading LGBTQI organisation in Europe and Central Asia finds that amid a rise in official anti-LGBTI rhetoric fuelling a wave of hate crime in every country in Europe, there is a growing institutional resolve to tackle hatred and exclusion.
A passengers train from Antwerp in Belgium to Shanghai in China?
After the successful launch of a freight train link between Shanghai in China and Antwerp in Belgium, there’s now a will to start a passengers rail link between the two harbour cities, Belgian media report.