Yesterday, the European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report reviews the situation of human rights (including the human rights of LGBTI persons) worldwide, and makes annual recommendations for EU action.
Iceland is more accepting of LGBTQ people than any other OECD country, a news study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has found.
“These degenerates do not deserve to live,” one person wrote on the page hosting the album, posted following Saturday’s pride march in Ukraine.
Today the European Parliament has adopted the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme for the period 2014-2020. The €439 million programme will contribute to combating homophobia and discrimination against transsexual persons.
The European Commission’s annual reports on accession countries were published yesterday, and include important information on the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in those 9 countries. Both positive and negative developments are noted.
Yesterday, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that women who become mothers via surrogacy do not have an automatic right to maternity leave under EU law. However, the court stressed that Member States are free to provide maternity leave of their own accord
Last month, the Culture and Education Committee of the Moldovan Parliament approved a bill that seeks to ban ‘homosexual propaganda’, similar to the Russian anti-propaganda law of 2013.
Today the Vilnius City Council refused to grant permission to the organisers of the Baltic Pride March 2013 to march in the requested venue.
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.
On 14 October 2009, the European Commission published its 2009 Progress Reports on the countries which applied for the EU membership – Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo.