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Europe has made enormous progress on gay rights since the 1990s, but those gains are now being threatened by rising intolerance, according to activists from across the continent.Campaigners at Europe's biggest annual conference on LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex) rights, which ended on Saturday, said a conservative backlash was marginalizing them and fueling attacks.Poland's Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH) said anti-LGBTI attacks there had spiked since the right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) government took power in October 2015 elections.In March, three men tried to force their way into the office in the middle of the day, before standing outside shouting homophobic slogans, Chaber told AFP.Many of the leaders in LGBTI rights are European countries.Several activists at the conference said organised activism against LGBTI rights was growing in countries across Europe.Ayoub said populist politicians in Poland, Hungary and other European countries were presenting gay rights as a threat to family values.
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