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Work priority 1 - Freedom of movement for LGBT people Work priority 2 - Monitoring the European Commission Work priority 3 - Combatting discrimination in the EU Work priority 4 - Securing transgender rights Work priority 5 - Monitoring human rights in the work of the EU

You are watching the website of the Intergroup on LGBT Rights of the 7th Legislature (2009-2014). MEPs are currently in the process of re-establishing the LGBT Intergroup for the 8th legislature (2014-2019). The secretariat is continuing its work and maintaining the website.

Uganda Constitutional Court: Anti-Homosexuality Act is unconstitutional

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In a landmark ruling, the Constitutional Court of Uganda nullified the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act. The Court argued that procedural rules were not followed when Parliament passed the bill in December, as not enough lawmakers had been present at the vote. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 1 month ago
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MEPs ask Commission for action as situation LGBT people in Russia worsens

Yesterday, six Members of the European Parliament asked the Commission in a written question how it will keep pressure on Russia to respect the rights of LGBT persons and other minorities. The question comes shortly after a court in St. Petersburg … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 25th, 2014
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Plenary summary: Criminalisation LGBT people Egypt, Nigeria; Anti-discrimination law Ukraine

The Strasbourg week is over, so it is time for a plenary update. Apart from voting Jean-Claude Juncker in as the new Commission President, the European Parliament adopted resolutions mentioning the rights of LGBT persons in Nigeria and Egypt and a resolution calling for proper … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on July 18th, 2014
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Strasbourg ruling: divorce requirement for legal gender recognition ‘no violation of Human Rights’

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the divorce requirement for people who wish to change their legal gender and are married, is not a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Strasbourg based Court … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 17th, 2014
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UN Human Rights Council adopts non-inclusive ‘Protection of the Family’ resolution

Yesterday the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the “Protection of the Family”. The resolution calls on the High Commissioner for Human Rights to draft a report on the status of the family and asks for a panel … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 27th, 2014

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We gather over 175 Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and countries to advance issues connected to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the European Union and beyond.
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