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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.

Greek hate speech law extended to cover gender identity

Hate speech

Last week, Greek lawmakers voted to include gender identity among the grounds coved by its hate speech law. Persons found guilty may face up to three years imprisonment, as well as a fine up to €20 000. Sexual orientation was … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 4 days ago

MEPs condemn attack LGBTI activist in Belgrade

This Saturday, a German LGBTI rights activist was attacked in downtown Belgrade. Three suspects have been arrested by Serbian police.

Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 15th, 2014
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Upcoming event: Eurovision contest winner Conchita Wurst performs at the European Parliament

On Wednesday 8 October, Austrian Eurovision Song Contest winner Conchita Wurst will give a concert on the Esplanade, the open space in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Her victory at the Eurovision Song Contest and her plead for … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on September 12th, 2014
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Gambian National Assembly passes severe anti-LGBT bill

Last month, Gambian lawmakers adopted a severe anti-LGBT bill, imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts. Although a copy of the bill is not yet available, it appears to be one of the harshest pieces of legislation against LGBT people. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 12th, 2014
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Uganda Constitutional Court: Anti-Homosexuality Act is unconstitutional

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 on August 1st, 2014

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