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.
Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE), Thorbjørn Jagland, met today in Brussels for the signature ceremony of the finalisation of the EU/CoE Horizontal Facility for Western Balkans and Turkey. They made the following statement:
In a new report launched in the European Parliament today, the EU's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) highlights that prevailing negative attitudes towards LGBT people endanger their fundamental rights and hamper efforts to counter discrimination and hate crime.
In a key report voted yesterday on Gender mainstreaming in the work of the European Parliament, the European Parliament made a strong call to include "the rights, perspectives and well-being of LGBTIQ people" in all gender mainstreaming* activities.
MEPs welcome Member States’ support to Commission’s actions on LGBTI equality, deplore opposition of...
This Monday, the Council (i.e. Ministers of the Member States), failed to reach agreement on a common response to the Commission's "List of Actions to advance LGBTI equality".
Today, the European Parliament adopted a report on the situation of women refugees and asylum seekers in the EU, paying particular attention to the situation of LGBTI asylum seekers.
Yesterday, the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that refusing same-sex couples residence permits with the purpose of family reunification on the basis of their sexual orientation is discriminatory.
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.