Upcoming roundtable: Health Inequalities experienced by LGBTI people

Thursday, 20 April 2017

On Wednesday 26 April 2017, from 13:00 – 14:30, the Intergroup on LGBTI Rights will host a roundtable on health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people.

Stigma, prejudice and discrimination against LGBTI people remain widespread and affect access to health services. The LGBT survey conducted by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (2013) gives an indication that discrimination experienced in healthcare by LGBT people is widespread (10 %), particularly among transgender people (19%). Furthermore, persisting hurdles, such as continued pathologization of LGBTI people, negatively affect LGBTI health.

At the roundtable MEPs, leading European experts, policy-makers and LGBTI human rights activists will identify what barriers and inequalities are experienced by LGBTI people, and how we can work to overcome those inequalities.

The meeting will take place in Brussels, and is open to the public. Please register by Tuesday 25 April by sending an email to contact@lgbt-ep.eu with your first name, last name, date of birth, passport/id-number, nationality and place of residence.

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