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European Parliament condemns Brunei over ‘retrograde’ anti gay law

European Parliament condemns Brunei over ‘retrograde’ anti gay law

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 […]

Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

Russia urged to investigate reports of LGBT+ crackdown in Chechnya

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 […]

Job Vacancy: Secretary – The EP Intergroup on LGBTI Rights – Deadline 4th December

Job Vacancy: Secretary – The EP Intergroup on LGBTI Rights – Deadline 4th December

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 […]

EU Parliament: Persecution of gay men in Chechnya – MEPs call for urgent investigation

EU Parliament: Persecution of gay men in Chechnya – MEPs call for urgent investigation

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 […]

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

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.

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”.

Controversial Commissioner Oettinger Begins His First Week

Controversial Commissioner Oettinger Begins His First Week

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 […]