Intergroup documents

Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech event

Summary: Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech

Together with ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the LGBT Intergroup organised a seminar Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech. Under the chairing of Vice-President of the LGBT Intergroup Sophie in ‘t Veld, several experts and policy-makers took the floor.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on October 24th, 2013
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Upcoming Intergroup event: Achieving the right to health of LGBTI people

On Wednesday 6 November, the LGBT Intergroup will host a hearing on the challenges and obstacles LGBTI people face in accessing necessary health care. The event is co-organized by ILGA-Europe, UNAIDS and the Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Development in the European Parliament, and aims to create a better understanding of adequate policy responses to guarantee the right to health of LGBTI people.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on October 23rd, 2013
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Upcoming Intergroup event: Responding to hate speech

On Tuesday 8 October, the LGBT Intergroup will host an event on legal and policy responses to homophobic and transphobic hate speech in Europe. Co-organised by ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the seminar will introduce a new policy briefing: Responding to “hate speech” against LGBTI people.

Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on September 30th, 2013
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Job opening: Intern

The Intergroup on LGBT Rights is looking for a motivated and resourceful intern to join its team in September. The person will work full-time from the Intergroup’s secretariat in the European Parliament.

Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on July 8th, 2013
Stavros Lambrinidis, EU Special Representative for Human Rights

Summary: “Anti-propaganda laws”, the new criminalisation of homosexuality

Last week the LGBT Intergroup met to discuss the worrying trend of “anti-propaganda laws” in Eastern Europe, mainly Russia and Ukraine. Several experts and policy-makers took the floor.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 11th, 2013
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Upcoming Intergroup event: “Anti-propaganda laws”, the new criminalisation of homosexuality

Next week the LGBT Intergroup will host a seminar on new laws criminalising the discussion of LGBT rights in Eastern European countries, such as Russia and Ukraine. Since 2006, Eastern Europe has seen an increase in legislative attempts to limit … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on May 29th, 2013
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Summary: Free movement of LGBT families in the EU

On 6 March 2013, the LGBT Intergroup met to discuss the free movement of same-sex couples and their families in the European Union. A large audience listened to representatives from civil society, the European Commission, the Dutch government, MEPs and … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on March 25th, 2013
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Open letter to Lech Wałęsa on disparaging comments about LGBT people

Members of the European Parliament wrote today to former Polish President Lech Wałęsa, protesting earlier remarks about LGBT people. A Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Solidarność leader, Mr Wałęsa said on Polish TV that homosexual lawmakers had no right to sit on … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on March 15th, 2013
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Upcoming Intergroup event: Free movement of LGBT families in the EU

On Wednesday 6 March, the LGBT Intergroup is organising a seminar on the free movement of LGBT families, and the obstacles they face when moving around the EU. Registration is now open.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on February 20th, 2013
Intergroup meeting on LGBT rights in the Western Balkans

Summary: Roundtable on LGBT Rights in the Western Balkans

On 22 November, the Intergroup hosted a roundtable on LGBT Rights in the Western Balkans where MEPs and the Commission exchanged with LGBT activists from Croatia and Montenegro.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 26th, 2012