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Irish trans activist Lydia Foy receives European Citizen’s Prize 2015

Yesterday, the European Parliament handed out the European Citizen’s Prize to Lydia Foy, an Irish transgender woman who fought for legal gender recognition. Since 2008, the prize has been awarded to citizens or organisations who contribute to promoting better mutual … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on October 15th, 2015
Trans at work

Parliament demands action for equal treatment trans people at the workplace

Last Thursday, the European Parliament adopted a report urging the Commission and Member States to outlaw discrimination against transgender people in employment and work towards full integration of trans people at the work floor. The demands were made in a … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 12th, 2015
Polish flag

Polish President vetoes gender recognition bill

Last Friday, Polish President Andrzej Duda, vetoed the Gender Accordance Act. The bill was hailed as the country’s first gender recognition legislation in history. It would have foreseen that gender recognition could proceed to any unmarried Polish citizen, who had … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on October 6th, 2015
Rainbow Europe

Parliament demands EU action on LGBTI rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a new comprehensive report on fundamental rights in the EU. Defying an attempt by the EPP group to adopt an alternative report which would have deleted nearly all content on LGBTI rights and other relevant human … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 9th, 2015
European Parliament

Despite opposition, European Parliament votes for LGBTI rights in EU Gender equality strategy

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include LGBTI rights in a future EU gender equality strategy. The current strategy for equality between women and men runs out at the end of this year. The report voted … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 10th, 2015
Malta and LGBT flag

Malta adopts ground-breaking gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics law

Yesterday, Maltese parliamentarians wrote history by adopting the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act (GIGESC). The law is a major step forward for trans and intersex persons in Malta, and shows the way forward for Europe. The law … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on April 2nd, 2015
European Parliament

Parliament human rights report addresses LGBTI criminalisation, trans rights and same-sex unions

Last week, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report takes account of the situation of human rights, including of LGBTI people, and makes recommendations accordingly. The report contains strong language on the … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 17th, 2015
European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg Court: sterilisation requirement for gender reassignment surgery is a violation of privacy

Tuesday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the requirement of permanent infertility to undergo gender reassignment surgery is a violation of the right to privacy, as guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 12th, 2015
FRA Being Trans in the EU report

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
European Court of Human Rights

Strasbourg ruling: divorce requirement for legal gender recognition ‘no violation of Human Rights’

Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the divorce requirement for people who wish to change their legal gender and are married, is not a violation of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Strasbourg based Court … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on July 17th, 2014