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Trans identities no longer considered a mental disorder in WHO’s ICD-11

In the new International Classification of Diseases released on 18 June 2018, trans identities are not considered are mental disorders anymore. « Gender incongruence »was removed out of the chapter on mental disorders, and inserted into a chapter on sexual … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 19th, 2018
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European Court of Justice recognises freedom of movement for same-sex couples

In a ground-breaking judgement, today the Court of Justice of the European Union recognised freedom of movement for same-sex couples. “The term ‘spouse’ within the meaning of the provisions of EU law on freedom of residence for EU citizens and … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 5th, 2018

European Parliament says stereotypical depiction of LGBTI people in media needs to be addressed

In a report adopted on 17 April 2018, the European Parliament calls for further measures to foster gender equality, including equality for LGBTI people, in media content and in the media sector. The report on gender equality in the media … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 17th, 2018
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European Parliament takes a stance against LGBTI conversion therapies for the first time

Today the European Parliament adopted its Annual report on the situation of fundamental rights in the EU. The report assesses how fundamental rights were implemented in the EU in 2016, and what must still be done to reach the standards … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 1st, 2018
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European Parliament: Russia must address LGBTI persecution in Chechnya

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament has called on Russian authorities to end the campaign of persecution targeted at people perceived to be LGBTI in Chechnya. The resolution highlights that this persecution campaign is “part of a worrying trend … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 8th, 2018
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European Parliament condemns crackdown on LGBTI rights in Turkey

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament raised its concerns on the worsening situation for human rights in Turkey, including the human rights of LGBTI people. The resolution calls on Turkish authorities to revoke the indefinite ban on events … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 8th, 2018
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Parliament urges Commission and Member States to guarantee freedom of movement LGBTI families

Today, the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution on protection and non-discrimination with regard to minorities in the EU Member States. The resolution contains strong wording on the free movement of LGBTI families. In the resolution, the European Parliament urges … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 7th, 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: Press releases, Recent news on November 22nd, 2017
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LGBTI Intergroup MEP heading to Istanbul Pride

This Sunday, the 25th edition of the Istanbul Pride will take place. From the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBTI Rights, Terry Reintke MEP will march along. Over the last two years, Pride marches were banned and police used rubber bullets, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 22nd, 2017
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Strasbourg Court: Russian ‘anti-propaganda’ law is discriminatory and violates human rights

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Russia’s ‘anti-propaganda’ legislation is in breach with human rights. The federal law was adopted in 2013 and bans the “promotion” or “propaganda” of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. The Court found that the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 21st, 2017