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24th Feb 2017

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Equality and LGBTI Rights

  • Volunteer workers from the St John's Ambulance brigade at a gay pride march in the UK (Photo: Dani Hydes)

With the summertime pride march season approaching, EUobserver looks at just how progressive European countries really are on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and intersex (LGBTI) people.

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