European Parliament: Russia must address LGBTI persecution in Chechnya

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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
Turkey

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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Open letter to Turkish Ambassador: Revoke Ankara’s indefinite ban on LGBTI events

In November the Governorship of Ankara called an indefinite ban on LGBTI activities in the city, which has received sharp international criticism, including by  Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks issued a statement regarding the ban Members of … 
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Posted in Intergroup documents, Recent news on December 18th, 2017
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Job opening: Secretary

The Intergroup on LGBTI Rights is looking for a motivated and resourceful secretary to the Intergroup. Founded in 1999, the LGBTI Intergroup promotes the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people throughout the work of the European Parliament … 
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Posted in Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 24th, 2017
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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
Turkey

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
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EU Parliament demands action on LGBTI rights in Western Balkans

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted three of its annual reports for candidate and potential candidate EU countries. In those reports MEPs have assessed the rights of LGBTI people in Macedonia, Serbia and Kosovo, and recommended the countries to improve the situation. In … 
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Posted in Press releases, Recent news on June 15th, 2017
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Open letter to Sofia Mayor: Act against hate group targeting Pride

Tomorrow the annual Pride march will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria. However, a counter-demonstration organised by neo-nazi organisation National Resistance, has called for violence to be used against the march. calling on people to bring “brooms and shovels with wooden handles” … 
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Posted in Intergroup documents, Recent news on June 9th, 2017