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LGBT rights Around the world · By country History · Groups · Activists Declaration of Montreal Same-sex relationships Marriage · Adoption Opposition · Persecution Violence LGBT social movements share related goals of social acceptance of homosexuality or transgenderism. ... Image File history File links Gay_flag. ...


Around the world · By country World laws on homosexuality US laws on homosexuality Legality of same-sex unions in Europe. ... This list indexes the articles on LGBT rights in each country and significant non-country region (e. ...


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Declaration of Montreal Martina Navrátilová and Mark Tewksbury read the Declaration of Montreal at the opening ceremonies of the World Outgames. ...


Same-sex relationships Same-sex union can refer to: same-sex marriage -- the civil or religious rites of marriage that make it equivalent to opposite-sex marriages in all aspects. ...


Marriage · Adoption   CA, CT, MD, NY, NJ, OR, RI, VT, WA See also Civil union Registered partnership Domestic partnership Timeline of same-sex marriage Listings by country This box:      Same-sex marriage is a term for a governmentally, socially, or religiously recognized marriage in which two people of the same sex live... LGBT adoption refers to the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered people. ...


Opposition · Discrimination Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Homophobia is a term used to describe: A culturally determined phobia manifesting as fear, revulsion, or contempt for desire or physical love between people of the same sex. ...


Violence John Atherton, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, was hanged for sodomy under a law that he had helped to institute. ...


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Iceland, as in the rest of Scandinavia, is a very liberal country concerning gay rights. The majority of the public is supportive of homosexuality, which draw crowds at the gay parade held every August. Scandinavia is a historical and geographical region centered on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe and includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... The gay rights movement is a collection of loosely aligned civil rights groups, human rights groups, support groups and political activists seeking acceptance, tolerance and equality for non-heterosexual, (homosexual, bisexual), and transgender people - despite the fact that it is typically referred to as the gay rights movement, members also... Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ... The Gay Parade is the third album released by the band of Montreal. ...

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Laws against homosexuals

Laws governing Homosexuality were repealed in 1940. There is an equal age of consent set at 14 years of age. Homosexuality refers to sexual interaction and / or romantic attraction between individuals of the same sex. ...


Protection based on sexual orientation in law

Laws for protection on sexual orientation are in effect. Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, normally conceived of as falling into several significant categories based around the sex or gender that the individual finds attractive. ...


Recognition of same sex couples

Civil Unions between same sex couples became legal in 1996. There are also adoption laws, which include the right to adopt your partners' biological children. Hereto on June 27, 2006, a new law went into force, making same-sex couples eligible for all adoption and insemination purposes. Registered Partnership 1996. ...


Gay life in the country

Gay people have been represented by Samtökin '78 since it was founded in 1978. Campaigning for equality has changed the general attitudes of Icelanders over the years, and they are usually compared to the liberal attitudes of the other Nordic countries'.


Despite its small population, Reykjavik has a visible Gay scene, with a couple of bars and cafés, and some places with a mixed gay and straight crowd. Elsewhere in Iceland, however, the sparse population means there is no gay scene. As a direct social reaction to long-established homophobic violence, hatred and persecution, gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people formed a sub-culture commonly called the gay community (or the GLBT or Queer community). ...


Gay pride parades happen in Iceland every August [1].


 
 

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