Tag Archive | European Parliament
The European Parliament on Thursday condemned Poland for rolling back LGBT+ rights, and demanded that the European Union take action against the country’s nationalist government, including potentially denying it funding from the bloc. The Parliament voted by a large majority to adopt a resolution on human rights in the country, where municipalities have set up […]
(Reuters) – The European Union’s chief executive said on Wednesday there was no place in the bloc for so-called ‘LGBT-free zones’, a pointed criticism of Poland’s nationalist government pushing to curb the rights of LGBT people. “LGBTQI-free zones are humanity free zones. And they have no place in our (European) Union,” European Commission President Ursula […]
The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing “retrograde” anti-gay legislation. The Muslim-majority sultanate has drawn global condemnation from the United Nations, governments, and a host of celebrities, for introducing the latest stage of Sharia laws on April 3. It began rolling out the Islamic criminal laws in 2014. The resolution adopted by […]
The European Parliament urged Russia on Tuesday to investigate claims LGBT+ people in Chechnya are being detained and tortured, following reports of a fresh crackdown in the region. The Russian LGBT Network, a rights group, said this week it had heard reports of “monstrous torture” of detainees in the predominantly Muslim region in recent weeks […]
The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights is looking for a motivated and resourceful secretary to the Intergroup. Founded in 1999, the LGBTI Intergroup promotes the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people throughout the work of the European Parliament and the European Union. It currently gathers over 150 elected Members of the […]
Chechen authorities must end the persecution of gay men and an investigation must be held as a matter of urgency, Members of the European Parliament said on Thursday (18 May). MEPs say that Detention and torture of gay men in Chechnya must stop There is a need for urgent investigation by Russia EU and Council […]
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”.
In spite of several major concerns over Commissioner Oettinger’s suitability to replace Kristalina Georgieva, the fact is that the portfolio is his. And now it is time to act on the commitments made during and after the hearing with the European Parliament last week. The announced communication on diversity and inclusion, as promised by the Commissioner during his […]
Several NGOs, including ILGA-Europe (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) have written to MEPs ahead of a hearing, which will decide if Commissioner Oettinger will take over the ‘human resources and budget’ portfolio. ILGA has commented: “At this crucial moment for the EU, it is more vital than ever to have a strong and […]