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French Education Minister Benoît Hamon
28/06/2014 - France

French education minister to scrap controversial gender-equality programme, reports

France’s Socialist government is to make another climbdown in the face of right-wing family-values campaigners with the scrapping of a gender-equality programme in the country’s ...

Front National, first party in France, reads the poster
27/05/2014 - Analysis: France - European Union

Why did the Front National win election in France?

How far Sunday’s Front National victory was actually a real vote for their policies and leader is hard to decipher.

Ugandan organisation to challenge anti-gay law in court
25/02/2014 - African news explained

Ugandan organisation to challenge anti-gay law in court

The Ugandan president has signed a controversial anti-homosexuality bill into law. Under the act, gays could be jailed for life.

Swastika graffiti at the entrance of Toulouse University
17/02/2014 - France

Spate of anti-Semitic, homophobe graffiti hits Toulouse

The mayor of Toulouse has taken legal action to pursue the authors of racist and homophobic graffiti that appeared on Sunday night.

Protest in Berlin ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympics
16/12/2013 - France - Russia

Hollande won't attend Sochi Olympic opening

French president François Hollande will not go to the winter olympics opening ceremony in Russia, nor will any top officials, said Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Sunday.

The front page of Minute insutling Justice Minister Christiane Taubira.
13/11/2013 - Analysis: France

Far-right paper causes storm with racist insult to French justice minister Taubira

A far-right paper in France has caused uproar with a headline comparing Guyanese-born Justice Minister Christiane Taubira to a monkey.

Frigide Barjot.
30/10/2013 - France

Anti-gay marriage leader evicted from Paris apartment

The high-profile leader of protests against France's gay marriage law, Frigide Barjot, is to be evicted from the 173-square-metre flat in central Paris that she and her husband rent from the city council.

Ukrainian activist Inna Shevchenko, leader of the women's rights group Femen poses at their 'training camp' at the Lavoir Moderne Parisen in Paris
13/09/2013 - France

Paris court pushes Femen trial to February 2014

Lawyer Patrick Klugman representing Femen activists in their Paris trial for charges of damaging the Notre Dame cathedral has requested more information over violence perpetuated against his ...

An awakening social consciences movement through anti-gay protests
02/09/2013 - On-the-spot France

An awakening social consciences movement through anti-gay protests

Three months after France legalised gay marriage and adoption, opponents continue to protest the law and the Socialist government that created it.

On one of this year's demonstrations against gay marriage
30/08/2013 - France

France investigates Twitter over homophobic tweets

Twitter could soon face an order to hand over details of authors of anti-gay hate messages to French authorities, following a complaint by a French gay-rights group.

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