Austria: MEP Ulrike Lunacek attacked with acid at Vienna’s Rainbow Parade

Openly lesbian Greens MEP and co-president of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights Ulrike Lunacek was attacked at Vienna’s Rainbow Parade on Friday, marring an event in which 150,000 marched for LGBTI equality. Police are still searching for the perpetrator who threw butyric acid on Lunacek. Never before has there been an attack at the


Slovak constitution amended to specifically ban same-sex relationships

The constitution of Slovakia has been amended to define marriage as specifically the “unique bond between a man and a woman”. MPs from both the SMER (Social Democrats), and the KDH (Christian Democrats), voted for the amendment. The amendment specifically bars same-sex relationships to be recognised under the term ‘marriage’, and stops gay and lesbian couples from