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Ulrike Lunacek with prize winners

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
Mayor of Budapest Istvan Tarlos

Budapest Mayor: Worrying about pride safety “does not indicate intellect”

The Mayor of Budapest has dismissed concerns about the safety of today’s pride march, explaining that he does not think such concerns “indicate a measure of intellect”.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on July 7th, 2012
Pride Bucharest - Michael Cashman MEP

Prides unfold safely in Bulgaria and Romania

On Saturday 30 June, Pride events took place peacefully in Sofia and Bucharest despite earlier threats and calls for violence. Activists have hailed the most successful prides to date in the two capitals.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on July 3rd, 2012
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Riga: Baltic Pride 2012 took place peacefully

The 2012 edition of Baltic Pride unfolded peacefully in the centre of Riga, the Latvian capital. The pride event gathers LGBT people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania every year.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on June 9th, 2012
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International Day Against Homophobia: Join us in the European Parliament!

In a touching and fast-paced video message, European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions will join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to ‘make things better’, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on May 8th, 2012
Commissioner Viviane Reding

Hungary: European Commission will investigate new law on religion

Earlier this year, Members of the LGBT Intergroup asked the European Commission if Hungary’s new law on religion was compatible with EU non-discrimination law. The Commission answered that it was unsure, and that it will find out whether the law abides … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on April 25th, 2012
Poster LIBE Hearing Anti-Discrimination Directive

Public hearing on the anti-discrimination Directive

Tomorrow the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs will hold a special hearing: ‘Unblocking the Anti-Discrimination Directive’.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on March 19th, 2012
Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

New enlargement reports: Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina should do more for LGBT rights

The European Parliament adopted its annual progress reports on the accession of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Both countries are invited to do more for LGBT people’s human rights before they may join the EU.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on March 14th, 2012
Ulrike Lunacek MEP

Ulrike Lunacek slams Hungary’s Prime Minister

On Wednesday Ulrike Lunacek, Green Austrian MEP and Co-president of the LGBT Intergroup, slammed the Prime Minister of Hungary for his treatment of LGBT people.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on January 20th, 2012
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United against homophobia in the European Parliament

On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Presidents of the Intergroup published a column on their current work. It appeared on EUobserver.com on the International Day Against Homophobia, and later in issue 329 of the Parliament Magazine distributed … 
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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on May 31st, 2011