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European Parliament condemns detention, torture and killings gay men in Chechnya

Last weekend, Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta published an article reporting that over 100 people have been detained on suspicion for being gay in Chechnya, and suffered torture and humiliation. At least three men were killed. At his opening statement today, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 6th, 2017
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European Parliament: Greater effort necessary for LGBTI equality at EU level

In a key report  on gender equality adopted Tuesday, the European Parliament has demanded to strengthen action on the rights of LGBTI people. In the annual report on gender equality the parliament urges the Commission to expand the scope of … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 15th, 2017
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European Parliament speaks out against online homo- and transphobic hate speech

In a report adopted yesterday, the European Parliament expresses its concern over online homo- and transphobic hate speech, and calls for strong measures to counter online hate speech. The demands are made in the report on Gender equality and empowering … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 29th, 2016
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European Parliament speaks out for LGBTI human rights defenders Honduras

In a resolution adopted today, the European Parliament has expressed its deep concern at the climate of extreme violence against LGBTI people and activists and called for measures to address the situation. The pattern of violence has significantly worsened after … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 14th, 2016
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New report on legal situation LGBTI people in the EU

This Monday, the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency released an updated EU-wide legal analysis: ‘Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the European Union: Comparative legal analysis’ The report presents legal evolutions in … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 16th, 2015
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New EU accession reports: LGBTI rights in the Western Balkans and Turkey

Tuesday, the European Commission’s published its annual progress reports on accession states’ progress towards EU Membership. The reports include important and extensive information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in those 7 countries. The European … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 12th, 2015
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Parliamentarians condemn attack against lesbians in Belgrade

Last Saturday, four lesbian women were attacked in the centre of Belgrade. No suspects have been arrested yet. The attack came less than a week after a successful, well-protected LGBTI Pride March, which was attended by two ministers as well … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 1st, 2015
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EU report reveals alarming reality trans people

Tuesday, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) presented the largest comparative study on the experiences of trans people in all 28 EU Member States. The FRA calls the results “alarming”, but highlights that legal frameworks and good policies have a positive … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on December 11th, 2014
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Greek hate speech law extended to cover gender identity

Last week, Greek lawmakers voted to include gender identity among the grounds coved by its ‘Anti-Racism law’ which prohibits incitement to hatred, violence and discrimination. Persons found guilty may face up to three years imprisonment, as well as a fine … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 18th, 2014
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MEPs condemn attack LGBTI activist in Belgrade

This Saturday, a German LGBTI rights activist was attacked in downtown Belgrade. Three suspects have been arrested by Serbian police.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 15th, 2014