The LGBTQ community’s mental health suffered with Donald Trump's rise to the presidency, according to two studies measuring distress levels before and after the 2016 election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin again attacked Western liberalism in a fiery address on Thursday, blasting so-called cancel culture and advances in gay and transgender rights.
Czechs went to the polls in a dramatically close race and chose “democratic opposition” over the currently ruling populist billionaire Prime Minister. The man who will likely be the next Prime Minister, however, opposes LGBTQ equality.
In the country that first legalised gay marriage, the Dutch crown princess has the right to marry a person of any gender without giving up her right to the throne, the prime minister said on Tuesday.
Portugal has moved a step forward in stamping out gay prejudice in blood donation programmes. The country's parliament approved four bills on Friday that enshrine Portugal’s rules and procedures on blood donations in law
Swiss voters decide on Sunday whether to allow same-sex couples to wed and adopt children after a highly charged campaign pitted gay rights activists against conservative opponents in one of the last Western European countries to still ban gay marriage.
Regularly branded as the most progressive of the former Eastern Bloc countries, the secular Czech Republic still has some way to go to fully embrace LGBT rights, local activists warn.
Support for marriage equality in the Czech Republic is soaring, with around two-thirds of the public backing same-sex marriage, a new poll published Thursday showed
T-Club is the name of one of the two gay clubs that operated in the Czech capital under Communism. The place, frequented by the LGBT community, was immortalized in a series of pictures taken by photographer Libuše Jarcovjáková. They are now on display within the Prague Pride festival, which got...
Eastern Europe has long resisted same-sex marriage. Prague might be about to change that. The Czech Republic is already one of the most tolerant countries in Central and Eastern Europe toward the LGBT community.
Under Communism, being gay or lesbian was essentially taboo and many still preferred to live with the secret rather than come out. In this second part of a story begun on August 17, Jana Kociánová describes how her secret was eventually uncovered.
Under Communism, being gay or lesbian was essentially taboo. Homosexuality was de-criminalized in the former Czechoslovakia from 1962, a lot earlier than in many west European countries, but attitudes did not change as a result.
Next week, Slovaks will decide whether “marriage is to be preserved as an exclusive union between a man and a woman.” The initiators of the referendum state that traditional family values are endangered and that one of the causes of their decline are same-sex unions. With the nationwide referendum...
Czech President Milos Zeman refused to appoint literary historian Martin Putna university professor last week, creating a huge controversy. Zeman said he would not specify the reason of his decision in order not to humiliate Mr Putna. After meeting with Education Minister Petr Fiala,...
A total of 1,390 same-sex couples have entered into registered partnerships in the Czech Republic since the law came into being in July 2006. The majority of the couples are male.
The European Union’s human rights agency has criticized the Czech government for using a “sexual arousal” test to determine whether applicants who seek asylum on the basis of sexual orientation are genuinely gay.
Traveling has just become a lot more convenient for Czech gays and lesbians. A new holiday brochure provides an alternative to lengthy internet research to find a place to stay that is gay-friendly.
The Czech Republic has reported an increase in new cases of HIV. A lack of awareness among the nation's youth and a steady level of immigration may be responsible for the rise, according to a statement by National Reference Laboratory on AIDS
The 150-member Boston Gay Men's Chorus is one of New England's largest and most successful choirs. It has broken ground in affirming the positive image of the gay community in the United States, and is now on a tour of Europe.
The lower chamber of the Czech parliament voted Friday to discuss a draft law that would grant some legal rights to same-sex partners, an official said. Eighty-two of the 107 deputies present voted to allow the draft to go to a second reading; nine were against it, and 16 abstained
On Thursday the Czech lower parliamentary chamber dismissed the third motion to pass a draft law that grants equal rights to same sex partnerships. The proposed law, if it had been passed, would have granted same sex partners the same rights available to heterosexual marriages.