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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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MEPs send Rainbow Laces to football teams ahead of World Cup 2018

Ahead of the men’s football World Cup, MEPs from the LGBTI Intergroup shipped dozens of rainbow shoelaces to football teams across Europe today. “Wear the enclosed rainbow shoelaces during training, on the street, in the stands or at home while … 
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Posted in: Recent news on June 12th, 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

Open letter to the Presidents of the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies of Romania: recognise and protect same-sex couples

In Romania, a draft bill on civil partnership is about to be tabled. This would extend legal recognition and protection to same-sex couples. Members of the LGBTI Intergroup write to the President of the Senate and the President of the … 
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Posted in: Recent news on May 17th, 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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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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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