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MEPs condemn crackdown on Istanbul Pride

Turkey

Despite successful pride marches for 15 years until 2014, Sunday’s (26 June) Pride in Istanbul was met with police violence and detentions. The Co- and Vice-presidents of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights have written to the Ambassador ath … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news 2 days ago

Council LGBTI Conclusions are Trojan horse: legitimising homophobia

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Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality. An earlier attempt by the Council to reach Conclusions on LGBTI … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 1 week ago

MEPs condemn violence and bans Pride marches Istanbul

Turkey

On Friday, the Governorship of Istanbul banned the Istanbul Trans Pride March for June 19th and Istanbul LGBTI Pride March, planned to take place on June 26th, quoting security concerns. The bans come at a time of increased crackdown on … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 1 week ago
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Upcoming event: LGBTI Rights in Turkey

On Tuesday 31 May 2016 from 14:00 – 15:00, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights will host a roundtable on LGBTI Rights in Turkey. At this round table, we will address the key developments and challenges affecting LGBTI people in Turkey … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on May 25th, 2016
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European Parliament concerned about LGBTI situation Gambia

In a resolution adopted last week, the European Parliament has called on Gambia to repeal its laws criminalising LGBTI people, and urged the government to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and the right to non-discrimination. The calls were … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 20th, 2016
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Parliament speaks out for equal parental leave rights same-sex couples with children

Last week, the parliament spoke out in favour of equal parental leave rights for same-sex couples with children. In its report evaluating the implementation of the EU law (Directive 2010/18/EU) on parental leave, the Parliament emphasised that “adequate, individual, compensated … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 18th, 2016
General view of MEPs in Plenary Chamber

Parliament speaks out for mutual recognition domestic adoptions

In a resolution addressing cross-border conflicts around adoption adopted yesterday, the Parliament has spoken out in favour of mutual recognition of domestic adoption decisions between Member States. Domestic adoption refers to the placement of a child for adoption by their … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 29th, 2016

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We gather over 100 Members of the European Parliament from all political groups and countries to advance issues connected to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the European Union and beyond.
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