Topics :: France

France Battles Bad Restaurant Food

By Louise Dewast | Thursday Jul 17, 2014
Restaurant-goers in France will start seeing a funny little symbol on their menus this week: a skillet with a house on top, indicating your menu choice is made in-house.

France Retreats on Teaching Boy-Girl Equality

By Sylvie Corbet | Monday Jun 30, 2014
France is scrapping a plan to teach children the "ABCD of equality" between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences.

3 Men Sentenced for Anti-Gay Beating in Paris

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jun 3, 2014
Three men who were accused of beating a man and his boyfriend in Paris last April were sentenced Tuesday.

French Schoolboys Wear Skirts to Stop Sexism

By Nicole Wiesenthal | Thursday May 22, 2014
As part of the ’Lift the Skirt’ campaign to support gender equality, male students and teachers of 27 public schools in France wore skirts on May 16 to protest sexism, creating controversy throughout the city.

Anti-Gay Attacks in France Rise by 78 Percent in 2013

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday May 14, 2014
Though same-sex marriage came to France last year, an LGBT watchdog group says the number of reported anti-gay attacks rose in 2013 by a shocking 78 percent.

Paris Uber Driver Fired for Anti-Gay Discrimination

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Apr 28, 2014
A French driver hired by the startup transportation company Uber was fired in Paris over the weekend for allegedly refusing to pick up two men because they are gay.

French Bus Driver Fired for Spraying Lesbian Couple With Water

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
A French public bus driver has been fired after spraying water on a young lesbian couple for kissing.

Anti-Gay / Anti-Semetic Graffiti Hate Messages in Toulouse Condemned

Monday Feb 17, 2014
French authorities say they are trying to identify and apprehend those responsible for a recent spate of anti-Semitic and anti-gay graffiti messages that have appeared on buildings in the southern city of Toulouse.

French Conservatives Protest Marriage Equality Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Feb 3, 2014
Although France legalized same-sex marriage in May of last year, conservatives from around the country gathered together Sunday to protest the law in Paris and Lyon.

Hollande Meets With Pope Francis Amid Affair Rumor

By Nicole Winfield | Friday Jan 24, 2014
French President Francois Hollande met Friday with Pope Francis amid tensions in his private life over a gossip magazine’s report about an alleged affair with an actress.