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EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

EP deplores harmful medical treatment for trans and intersex people

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”.

Dr Lydia Foy – Trans Struggle Over As She Receives Birth Cert From Government, And Award From EU

Dr Lydia Foy – Trans Struggle Over As She Receives Birth Cert From Government, And Award From EU

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 […]

ECHR decision on transgender sterilisation requirement ‘very positive’

ECHR decision on transgender sterilisation requirement ‘very positive’

Turkey violated trans man’s rights when national authorities refused access to gender reassignment surgery. In a European Court of Human Rights Chamber judgment released yesterday (Tuesday 10 March 2015) the 7-judge panel confirmed that Turkey had breached the applicant’s rights under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) by denying him gender […]

European Parliament’s Strong Wording on LGBTI Rights In Report

European Parliament’s Strong Wording on LGBTI Rights In Report

The European Parliament voted for a report defining its input into  global future development policy, last Tuesday 25th November. The report, entitled Report On The EU And The Global Development Framework After 2015, contains strong wording on LGBTI rights and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In September, 2000, the UN adopted the Millennium Declaration, […]

Watch: Voting for Equality at the European Elections

The upcoming European elections in May will undoubtedly have an impact on LGBT citizens of the EU. This short video tells the story of Emma, a European who is affected, like her friends and others in her community, by what takes place at the European Parliament.

Irish MEPs Sign Pledge to Support LGBTI Rights

Irish MEPs Sign Pledge to Support LGBTI Rights

Irish Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have signed a pledge to support LGBTI rights on an EU-wide level. Nessa Childers (Ind.; Ireland East), Emer Costello (Labour; Dublin) Marian Harkin (Ind.; Ireland North-West) and Phil Prendergast (Labour; Ireland South) have all signed the ILGA-Europe ‘Come Out’ 2014 European Election Pledge, which states that the politician […]