Our priorities
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.

EU report reveals alarming reality trans people

FRA Being Trans in the EU report

Tuesday, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) presented the largest comparative study on the experiences of trans people in all 28 EU Member States. The FRA calls the results “alarming”, but highlights that legal frameworks and good policies have a positive … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 2 weeks ago
The Court of Justice of the European Union CJEU

EU Court: verification sexual orientation asylum seeker must not infringe fundamental rights

Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that authorities, when verifying the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker, should always comply with the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. The case ended on the Court’s plate after … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 3rd, 2014
Transgender rights at work poster

Upcoming event: Transgender – Rights at work

On Tuesday 9 December, the Intergroup on LGBTI rights will host a discussion between MEPs, NGOs and EU Institutions on transgender rights. Registration is now open. Throughout the EU, discrimination against transgender people is widespread. Over half of the transgender … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on December 1st, 2014
Ulrike Lunacek and Pope Francis

Plenary Summary: Pope receives rainbow scarf; Parliament condemns violence against LGBT Iraqis

The Strasbourg week is over, so it is time for a plenary update. Apart from voting for LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR) in the post 2015 United Nations development strategy, the Parliament adopted a resolution condemning … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on November 28th, 2014
Flags outside the European Parliament building Louise Weiss in Strasbourg

European Parliament votes for UN development strategy to include LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament voted for a report defining its input into the global future development policy. The report contains strong wording on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2000 the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 26th, 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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