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Open letter to the Government and the Speaker of the Saeima of Latvia: concerns on the dismissal of a petition for Cohabitation legislation

In March 2018, the Latvian Parliament dismissed a petition for introduction of partnership legislation which would recognise all unmarried couples, including same-sex couples. This is the second time the Saeima rejected such an initiative. Members of the LGBTI Intergroup write … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on April 12th, 2018
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Open letter to Turkish Ambassador: Revoke Ankara’s indefinite ban on LGBTI events

In November the Governorship of Ankara called an indefinite ban on LGBTI activities in the city, which has received sharp international criticism, including by  Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks issued a statement regarding the ban Members of … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on December 18th, 2017
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Job opening: Secretary

The Intergroup on LGBTI Rights is looking for a motivated and resourceful secretary to the Intergroup. Founded in 1999, the LGBTI Intergroup promotes the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people throughout the work of the European Parliament … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 24th, 2017
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Open letter to Sofia Mayor: Act against hate group targeting Pride

Tomorrow the annual Pride march will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. However, a counter-demonstration organised by neo-nazi organisation National Resistance, has called for violence to be used against the march. calling on people to bring “brooms and shovels with wooden handles” … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 9th, 2017
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Open letter to Romanian Parliamentarians: Do not support the proposed referendum on the definition of the family

Parliamentarians in Romania will soon be asked whether or not to support the organisation of a referendum to constitutionally define family as being based solely upon the marriage between a man and a woman On the International Day Against Homophobia … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on May 17th, 2017
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Upcoming roundtable: Health Inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

On Wednesday 26 April 2017, from 13:00 – 14:30, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights will host a roundtable on health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people. Stigma, prejudice and discrimination against LGBTI people remain widespread and affect access to health services. … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on April 20th, 2017
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Upcoming roundtable: Protection LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees in the reform of the CEAS

On Tuesday 7 March 2017 from 14:00 – 16:00, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights will host a roundtable on the rights of LGBTI Asylum seekers in the reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). At this round table, we will … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on March 1st, 2017
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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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Upcoming event: LGBTI Rights in Turkey

On Tuesday 31 May 2016 from 14:00 – 15:00, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights will host a roundtable on LGBTI Rights in Turkey. At this round table, we will address the key developments and challenges affecting LGBTI people in Turkey … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on May 25th, 2016
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Upcoming event – Professionally Speaking: challenges to achieving equality for LGBTI people

On Wednesday 16 March, the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency will launch their latest report on public authorities’ role in achieving equality for LGBTI people. On this occasion, the Intergroup is hosting a roundtable to discuss the report with FRA Director … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on March 9th, 2016