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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.

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

Ulrike Lunacek and Pope Francis

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 6 hours ago
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
Jesse Vilela (Sociedad Trans FTM Peru), Ulrike Lunacek MEP, Anne Lim (GALANG Philippines), Khouloud Mahdhaoui (CHOUF Tunisia)

GO Visible Awards handed out in Mexico

Last week the LGBTI Intergroup-designate awarded the GO Visible (Get Organised and Visible)¬†Awards at the conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, the worldwide federation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights. Three organisations were awarded for … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on November 5th, 2014
Slovak flag

Slovak Constitutional Court decides homophobic referendum will go ahead

Tuesday, the Slovak Constitutional Court ruled that Slovakians will be called to vote to speak out over a set of questions seeking to limit the rights of LGBT people and seeking to inhibit sexuality education. The questions ended up at … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 30th, 2014
Russia ILGA Europe Map

European Parliament condemns Russian clampdown on NGOs

In a resolution adopted last week, the European Parliament strongly condemned the intensified clampdown on Russian civil society. The resolution specifically addresses the recent actions to dissolve the 2009 Sakharov Prize winning Human Rights organisation Memorial. Furthermore, it condemns the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 29th, 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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