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MEPs write to Romanian Prime Minister: protect all families

In light of the upcoming constitutional referendum in Romania, aiming to change the definition of family as marriage between a man and a woman, Members of the European Parliament write to Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă. TO: Honorable Viorica Dăncilă Prime … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 2nd, 2018
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#ChechnyaOneYearOn: MEPs ask Commission about torture of (perceived) LGBTI people in Chechnya

In April 2017, the Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta reported that at least 100 men were detained in unofficial prisons on suspicion of being LGBTI in Chechnya, Russia, and suffered severe torture and humiliation. One year later, no transparent and independent … 
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Posted in: Recent news on October 1st, 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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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