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.
After a cautions new year’s message, Darklands has changed its tone on social media, showing confidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.