In a key report on gender equality adopted Tuesday, the European Parliament has demanded to strengthen action on the rights of LGBTI people.
Omar has been dreaming of escaping discrimination in his homeland for a long time. Now he says that he is shocked by how he was treated by other refugees on the journey towards Europe.
At the Council of the Heads of the Christian Orthodox Church held in Istanbul last week, Cyprus' Archbishop Chrysostomos urged all Orthodox Churches to "condemn homosexuality."
A set of conclusions on LGBTI equality adopted by European social affairs ministers yesterday (16 June 2016) have been received with very mixed emotions by ILGA-Europe.
Today the European Parliament voted its annual report on fundamental rights in the European Union. The report includes an extensive overview of the situation for LGBT people, and recommendations to reach European equality standards laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Last week the European Parliament gave its legal consent to the updated Cotonou Agreement, a multilateral treaty between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific states. The Parliament expressed strong reservations about human rights in relation to sexual orientation.
Last October came my turning point. After years of reporting on Eastern European LGBTI issues, I felt I was fighting an uphill battle.
Yesterday (December 2nd, 2014), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that authorities, when verifying the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker, should always comply with the EU's Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Men who are still alive will get compensation for what they suffered under Paragraph 175 against homosexuality.
Producing such a manual is part of ILGA-Europe’s work on strengthening and improving the capacity of LGBT organisations across Europe. The need for such a tool was identified some time ago within the framework of our PRECIS project.