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Rise in LGBT violence, procreation assistance debate continues

Rise in LGBT violence, procreation assistance debate continues
LGBT rights groups organised a demonstration in Paris on 21 October to call on officials and politicians to take notice of a rise in homophobic attacks. Sarah Elzas/RFI

French LGBT rights groups have reported a rise in homophobic violence over the last few weeks, with several aggressive attacks documented on social media and covered by the mainstream media. Observers and activists connect the rise in violence to the debate over procreation assistance, which is not available to lesbian couples, and has become the latest battleground for LGBT rights.

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Included in this piece:

- Flora Bolter, co-director of LGBTQ + Observatory Jean Jaures foundation

- Fabien Jannic-Cherbonnel, journalist with Komitid, French LGBT+ news website


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