The European Court of Human Rights has stated that Italy’s refusal to grant one partner in a same-sex couple a residence permit violated their rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. Today (30 June 2016) the Strasbourg court held that to deny same-sex couples residence permits on ‘family grounds’ was discrimination.
Last Thursday, the Council of the European Union adopted its conclusions on LGBTI equality. It is the first time ever that the Council adopts a document addressing LGBTI equality.
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.
Yesterday, the European Parliament approved a regulation on acceptance of public documents for EU citizens living in another EU country.
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.
International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia ( IDAHOT ) is the moment for Europe’s political leaders to honestly assess their progress on improving the lives of LGBTI people over the past twelve months.
Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark delivers the opening address at the European IDAHO forum, calling for "a life of dignity for all".
Yesterday, the Human Rights Campaign, (HRC), America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organisation, stands in solidarity with LGBT advocates and allies as anti-LGBT activists prepare to descend on Tbilisi, Georgia, for the 10th international gathering hosted by the World Congress of Families (WCF).
Changing laws and changing lives are not always the same thing: Rainbow Europe 2016 examines the situation of LGBTI people in Europe.
In the last of its annual progress reports on accession countries, the European Parliament evaluated the situation in Turkey, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Albania, including the situation of LGBTI people.