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European Parliament calls for action against harmful treatment trans and intersex people

In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on February 15th, 2017
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EU Court: Permanent exclusion homosexual and bisexual men from blood donation may be justified

Yesterday, the EU Court of Justice (EUCJ) ruled that permanently banning men who have had sex with men (MSM) from blood donation, may be justified, depending on the situation in the country. The case got to the EU Court after … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 30th, 2015
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European Parliament votes for UN development strategy to include LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament voted for a report defining its input into the global future development policy. The report contains strong wording on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In 2000 the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on November 26th, 2014
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Juncker I Commission – Strong performance Mimica, Andriukaitis, but doubts remain

Between 29 September and 7 October 2014 the European Parliament is conducting interviews with the candidate Commissioners. During the first two days of these hearings, candidate Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica (Croatia) and candidate Commissioner for Health … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 2nd, 2014
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Summary: Achieving the right to health of LGBTI people

On 6 November, the LGBT Intergroup co-hosted a high-level hearing on the challenges and obstacles lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people face in the field of health and healthcare, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS. Stigma and discrimination … 
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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on November 15th, 2013
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Upcoming Intergroup event: Achieving the right to health of LGBTI people

On Wednesday 6 November, the LGBT Intergroup will host a hearing on the challenges and obstacles LGBTI people face in accessing necessary health care. The event is co-organized by ILGA-Europe, UNAIDS and the Working Group on Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS, and Development in the European Parliament, and aims to create a better understanding of adequate policy responses to guarantee the right to health of LGBTI people.

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Posted in: Intergroup documents, Recent news on October 23rd, 2013
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European Commission: Banning gay men from donating blood is against EU law

The European Commission recently affirmed that EU law does not warrant widespread bans on blood donations from gay and bisexual men in several EU countries. National health authorities often cite a 2004 European Directive to justify such blanket bans.

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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 8th, 2011