22 October 2016
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"Activists at Europe’s biggest annual gay rights conference warned today (21 October) that populist political movements across the continent are stoking violence against minorities. ILGA-Europe, an umbrella group for LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex) rights campaigners, said hate speech is fuelling discrimination and physical attacks.
Its executive director, Evelyne Paradis, said “growing populism, extremism and xenophobia” are affecting sexual, ethnic and other minority groups. “In many countries LGBTI groups find themselves among the most vulnerable,” she told AFP.
See: Populism in Europe stoking violence, say gay activists (euractiv, link)
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