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New detentions of LGBTI people in Chechnya: Russia needs to take action

A new wave of arrests, persecution and torture against (perceived) LGBTI people in Chechnya has started in Chechnya since December 2018. 40 people, both men and women, have been detained – and at least two were killed, according the Russian LGBT … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on January 15th, 2019
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MEPs write to Polish Minister of Education about Rainbow Friday

On 26 October 2018, Rainbow Friday, a day dedicated to raising awareness about LGBTI rights in schools in Poland, took place for the 3rd consecutive year. Schools who were organising events on this day across the country were subjectf the … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on November 13th, 2018
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MEPs and NGOs join open mic on anniversary of the Horizontal Directive

On 5 September 2018, MEPs, NGOs and citizens joined together for an open mic in ‘celebration’ of the 10th year Anniversary of the Horizotal Directive. Organised jointly by the LGBTI Intergroup, the ARDI Intergroup, the Youth Intergroup and the Children … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on September 6th, 2018
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MEP gets HIV test, calls for focus on key populations, including MSM and trans people

This morning, Co-President of the LGBTI Intergroup Daniele Viotti MEP got an HIV test in the framework of the European HIV/hepatitis testing week. The week has officially been endorsed by the European Commission and the European Parliament intergroup on LGBTI … 
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Posted in: News stories, Press releases, Recent news on November 22nd, 2017
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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
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MEPs support Croatian campaign against restrictive definition of marriage

This Sunday, Croatian citizens will be called to vote on whether to alter the constitution to define marriage as ‘matrimony between a man and a woman’. The referendum is the result of a citizen’s iniative, pushed by anti-equality group ‘In the … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on November 28th, 2013
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Budapest Pride: Peaceful overall but right-wing blows and insults

Budapest Pride took place on 6 July in the Hungarian capital. The parade was overall peaceful, but numerous right-wing activists were posted alongside the route and threatened or physically attacked a few participants. Whilst last year’s Pride was attended by … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on July 10th, 2013
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Plenary summary: Anti-discrimination Directive, Roadmap, Hungary, Lithuania, Nigeria

During its July 2013 plenary session, the European Parliament adopted resolutions mentioning the anti-discrimination directive, the LGBTI Roadmap, as well as LGBT rights in Hungary and Nigeria. MEPs also quizzed the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council about Baltic Pride.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on July 4th, 2013
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Georgia: MEP meets with organisers of attacked LGBT rally

Earlier this week the European Parliament’s delegation to Georgia travelled to the capital Tbilisi, where an angry mob had violently attacked LGBT activists on the International Day Against Homophobia last month. MEP Ulrike Lunacek met Irakli Vacharadze from LGBT organisation … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on June 6th, 2013
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GO Visible Award handed out in Stockholm

This week-end the LGBT Intergroup awarded the GO Visible (Get Organised and Visible) Award at the conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association, the worldwide federation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights.

Posted in: News stories, Recent news on December 17th, 2012