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MEPs condemn attacks against Kyrgyz LGBTI activists

Last Sunday, LGBTI activist in Kyrgyzstan were attacked on a celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). A large group of aggressive men threatened and insulted the activists. One of the participants was injured. When taken … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 21st, 2015
Serbia

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
Antonyia PARVANOVA MEP

Plenary summary: Parliament urges Commission and Member States to combat violence against women

On Tuesday, the European Parliament adopted the Parvanova report, which calls on the Commission to present a strategy on combating violence against women. The report states that such a strategy should devote particular attention to, amongst others, LGBT persons. The … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on February 27th, 2014
Viviane Reding - Debate on racism and xenophobia

The European Parliament wants to outlaw homophobic crime and speech in the EU

Today the European Parliament adopted a non-binding resolution onĀ strengthening the fight against racism, xenophobia and hate crime. The text calls on the European Commission to add homophobia and transphobia to the list of EU-sanctioned hate speech and violence.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 14th, 2013
Sophie IN 'T VELD MEP

The European Parliament wants all-around equality for LGBT people

The European Parliament has just adopted its annual report on equality between women and men in the European Union. The text looks at recent advances in gender equality, and includes several recommendations for LGBT rights.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 13th, 2012
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Priority question to the Commission and Council: Hate violence at Split Pride in Croatia

Today the Co-Presidents of the LGBT Intergroup tabled two priority written questions on the recent violence at Split Pride in Croatia, and how these would influence accession negotiations with Croatia.

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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on June 16th, 2011
Pride in Split, Croatia

Unsafe pride event in Croatia casts shadow over accession prospects

On 11 June, the first LGBT pride march in Split, Croatia, was met with violence from a crowd of an estimated 2,000-10,000 right-wing extremists. The police failed to protect participants adequately; at least six activists and journalists were taken to … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 13th, 2011
Commissioner Catherine Ashton

Response to the parliamentary question on violence in Surabaya, Indonesia

The European Commission replied to a parliamentary question on hate violence that prevented ILGA Asia’s 4th conference from taking place in Indonesia: The Commission is aware of the forced closure of the fourth Asia regional conference of the International Lesbian, … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on June 3rd, 2010
Ulrike Lunacek MEP at Bratislava Pride

Neonazis march on first Slovakian gay pride; 6th Romanian gay pride unfolds smoothly

Two European gay prides took place last Saturday, 22nd may. Whilst the Bucharest event unfolded without any incident, the first march in Bratislava was met by neo-nazi violence and unprepared police forces.

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Posted in: News stories, Recent news on May 23rd, 2010
Turkey

Turkey: Harsh police violence against transgender activists

Yesterday evening, on the 6th International Day Against Homophobia, uniformed police forces violently attacked five transgender activists from Pink Life Association in Ankara, Turkey. The activists were forced out of their private car on unclear motives from the police. Attempting … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 18th, 2010