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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 and intersex rights Work priority 5 - Monitoring human rights in the work of the EU

UN Human Rights Council votes for independent expert on LGBT discrimination

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In a 23 against 18 vote (6 abstentions)*, the United Nations Human Rights council voted in favour of a resolution condemning violence discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution establishes the new … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news 4 weeks ago
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MEPs condemn crackdown on Istanbul Pride

Despite successful pride marches for at least 13 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 … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 29th, 2016
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Council LGBTI Conclusions are Trojan horse: legitimising homophobia

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 on June 22nd, 2016
Turkey

MEPs condemn violence and bans Pride marches Istanbul

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 on June 22nd, 2016
Freedom of Movement

European Parliament votes for EU-wide acceptance public documents

Yesterday, the European Parliament has approved a regulation on acceptance of public documents for EU citizens living in another EU country. The regulation simplifies procedures for proving the authenticity of these documents regarding birth, death, marriage, divorce, parenthood, adoption etc. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 10th, 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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