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Hungarian immigration officials should not have put a Nigerian asylum seeker through psychological tests, to determine whether he was telling the truth that he was gay, the EU’s top court ruled yesterday (Thursday 25 January). Effectively barring the use of sexual orientation testing as an invasion of “the most intimate aspects” of life, the Court […]
European Union countries should accord a same-sex spouse the right to live and work there even if they do not allow gay marriage, a senior adviser to the top EU court said yesterday, Thursday 11 January. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) will still need to rule on the case – brought by a man […]
Researchers, experts, and activists in LGBTI health, conducted a state-of-the-art review, and 12 focus groups, in six EU Member States, for an EU-funded pilot project, Health4LGBTI. The aim was to better understand the specific health inequalities experienced by LGBTI people and the barriers faced by health professionals when providing care to these groups.
The European Union’s journey to full ratification of the Istanbul Convention continued this week in Strasbourg. The report on the EU conclusion of the Istanbul Convention was approved by a large majority, with 489 MEPs voting in favour. The report calls on the European Commission and the Council to: draw up a holistic strategy to […]
ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people. The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services.
In a key vote on gender equality in mental health, the European Parliament has urged for stronger action on trans and intersex people’s mental health. The Parliament deplores that transgender people are still considered mentally ill, and highlights that this diagnosis “is a source of significant distress for transgender persons”.
The European Parliament has chosen Dr Lydia Foy for the European Citizen’s Award 2015, which will be presented to her in Brussels next month. Dr Foy has been fighting since 1993 for a birth certificate to reflect her true gender from the Irish Government, and has won the award for promoting better understanding and integration […]