Our priorities
Work priority 1 - Freedom of movement for LGBTI 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

Upcoming event: Human rights of intersex people

IGM 8.7 - Human Rights of Intersex People

Please note that this event will be held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The rights of intersex* people continue to be violated throughout the European Union. In at least 21 Member States, intersex infants are still subject to unnecessary … 
Read more →

Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news 1 week ago

Italian court orders recognition same-sex marriage conducted abroad

Italy

In a landmark judgement last week Wednesday, the Court of Appeal of Napels (Italy), ordered to register the marriage of two French women, including full recognition of the rights attached to marriage. The Court ruled that “there is no doubt … 
Read more →

Tags:
Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 2 months ago
European Neighbourhood Policy

European Parliament: Neighbourhood Policy to address LGBTI rights

Today the European Parliament voted to put human rights, including of LGBTI people, at the heart of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The Parliament emphasises  the “need to focus on strengthening and consolidating … respect for diversity and the rights of … 
Read more →

Tags:
Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 9th, 2015
Frans Timmermans

Vice President European Commission demands mutual recognition same-sex marriages

In an interview with Politico, published on Monday, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans, indicated he is committed to make sure all EU Member States recognise same-sex marriages conducted abroad. He stressed that “[e]ven if you don’t want … 
Read more →

Tags:
Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 2nd, 2015
Turkey

MEPs condemn ban and police violence at Istanbul Pride

In a last-minute move, the governor of Istanbul banned Sunday’s Pride Parade, using the month of Ramadan as a justification. In previous years, Prides were also held during Ramadan, without obstruction by the state and tens of thousands people participating. … 
Read more →

Tags:
Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 30th, 2015
IGM 8.6 - First Malta then the world

Upcoming event: First Malta, then the world – building respect for trans and intersex rights

The rights of trans and intersex people continue to be violated throughout the European Union. In most European countries, trans people still have to be declared mentally ill and undergo forced irreversible surgery in order to be able to legally … 
Read more →

Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 17th, 2015

About us

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.
Read more →