(SS) Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary “Francesco,” which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival on Wednesday.
The UK cuts anti-LGBT bullying programs, and anti-LGBT Tanzanian president hopes to work with the Biden administration.
Sarah McBride becomes the nation’s highest-ranking trans elected official, and the Church of England vows to reconsider stance on LGBT rights.
LGBT activists push to be recognized in China’s census, and Italy moves forward on hate crimes bill.
(WB) A Bulgarian LGBT rights group says the leader of an ultranationalist political party who is running for president led an attack against their offices and community center on Saturday.
(WM) Estonia’s anti-LGBT, far-right interior minister, Mart Helme, resigned Nov. 9, a day after he called President-elect Joe Biden and his son Hunter “corrupt characters” without providing further details or evidence.
(WB) The European Court of Human Rights on Thursday ruled the forced sterilization of transgender people who are seeking legal recognition of their gender identity violates their human rights.
Update: This story has been updated with statistics from ILGA-Europe's November 2017 report.
The LGBTI human rights organization, ILGA-Europe, held their annual conference this year in Warsaw, Poland from Nov. 1 through Nov. 4.
This week read about Cameroonian feminist Bandy Kiki fighting with incarcerated transgender people, and LGBT discrimination ruining Eastern Europe's economy.
This week read about The European Court of Human Rights rejecting discrimination in a cake case, and a marriage website starting to match LGBT couples in India.
This week read about Georgians protesting after Alexander Lashkarava was found dead after many activists were beaten up in Tbilisi, and Laurel Hubbard being the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics.
This week read about Canada passing a bill to ban conversion therapy, and an activist dressed as a bearded Virgin Mary appearing on an LGBT magazine in Berlin.
This week read about a gay couple receiving death threats on their wedding photos in Thailand, and Bulgaria refusing to name two married women as mothers to a child.
This week read about Europe Music Awards fighting against Hungary's anti-LGBT laws, and the Delhi High Court to hear pleas regarding same-sex marriage.
This week read about a Hong Kong LGBT film festival removing a Taiwanese documentary from its program and the Union Of European Football Associations banning rainbow ads.
This week read about the Human Rights Council punishing Vitaly Milonov, who is known to be homophobic, and thousands attending a Pride parade in Bucharest to support LGBT people.
This week read about the people in Indonesia outraged by the new bisexual Superman, and allies showing support after a gay man was attacked in Birmingham.
This week read about Mariners receiving medals for promoting LGBT rights in Europe, and gay games in Hong Kong facing violence.
This week read about New Zealand passing an LGBT law, and the European Court of Justice granting equal rights to same-sex couples and their children.
This week read about Indonesia rejecting LGBT applicants for civil service positions, and gay conversion therapy spreading to Eastern Europe.
Russia shut down its largest LGBT rights group, and hate speech against LGBT people is rising across Europe.
Tokyo is starting a new same-sex partnership system, and Malta received high honors in "Rainbow Europe" for having LGBT rights.
PARIS (AP) - The head of Europe's leading human rights body is praising Conchita Wurst's Eurovision victory as a positive sign that freedom of expression is thriving, and that Europeans are "allowed to shock."
(WB) A lawmaker in Belgium last week became Europe’s highest-ranking transgender politician.
(WM) The Vatican says Pope Francis’ comments on same-sex civil unions were taken out of context in a documentary that spliced together parts of an old interview, but still confirmed Francis’ belief that gay couples should enjoy legal protections.