Almost all major EU institutions marked yesterday’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). The European Parliament, the European Commission and the European External Action Service all issued statements on this occasion. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU The High Representative of the European Union, issued a written statement on behalf of the […]
On 5 March, the LGBT Intergroup held a seminar "10 years of LGBT rights: Successes, failures, challenges." Under the chairing of Ulrike Lunacek, Co-President of the LGBT Intergroup, civil society representatives, MEPs and the EEAS discussed both concrete achievements of the last five years, and issues to be tackled after the 2014 elections.
On 28 January, the Intergroup on LGBT rights hosted a seminar on the topic of homophobic and transphobic bullying. Co-organised by the Youth Intergroup and the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), the seminar saw the launch of a research report on the impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying on education and employment.
On 13 November, the Intergroup on LGBT rights hosted a discussion on the topic of sexual orientation, gender identity and religion. The event discussed progressive approached by some religious leaders towards LGBT persons. The dominant discourse nowadays tends to present as mutually exclusive the rights of religious believers on the one hand, and the rights […]
On 6 November, the LGBT Intergroup co-hosted a high-level hearing on the challenges and obstacles lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people face in the field of health and healthcare, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS. Stigma and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity on the one hand, as well […]
Together with ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the LGBT Intergroup organised a seminar Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech. Under the chairing of Vice-President of the LGBT Intergroup Sophie in 't Veld, several experts and policy-makers took the floor.
On Wednesday 26 September the LGBT Intergroup hosted the seminar Trans and intersex people: Challenges for EU law. The event was attended by Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and Council, the EEAS, and civil society. The panel of speakers examined a new report on trans and intersex issues ordered by the European Commission, […]
Today the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights is hosting a public hearing on LGBTI rights in the world. The event will be broadcast live online, and videos will be made available online later this week. Watch the live event You can watch the event online from 9am CET the following ways: Go to this live […]
The Intergroup on LGBT Rights met yesterday in Strasbourg to discuss LGBT people’s fundamental rights in ‘newer’ EU Member States (those having joined after 2004). Members of the European Parliament came to discuss the situation for LGBT people in Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary and Romania. A representative from the office of the Council of Europe Commissioner […]