Tag Archive | ILGA Europe

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.

ILGA-Europe call for greater leadership on LGBTI equality

ILGA-Europe call for greater leadership on LGBTI equality

ILGA-Europe have called for greater leadership on LGBTI equality from EU institutions and member states, at the High-level Ministerial Conference on LGBTIQ Equality Mainstreaming, held by the Maltese Presidency of the EU in Malta. “The EU Commission has set out a List of Actions they are taking to progress equality for LGBTIQ people throughout Europe. […]

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

The trans rights organisation from the Czech Republic points out a number of problematic issues with the Czech edition of the National Geographic’s Special Issue “Gender Revolution”. Including, but not limited to, the incorrect translation and definitions of terminology, the omission of articles which could have supported and raised trans awareness in the country, and […]

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 […]

ILGA Europe: Call for Grant Proposals – Data-collection on LGBTI-phobic Hate Crimes

ILGA Europe: Call for Grant Proposals – Data-collection on LGBTI-phobic Hate Crimes

ILGA-Europe recently announced XVI call for proposals within its Documentation and Advocacy Fund. This call will specifically focus on data-collection of LGBTI-phobic hate crimes supported by the government of the Netherlands. Deadline for applications: 8 November 2016, 18:00 CET. The general goals of the Documentation and Advocacy Fund are to work towards LGBTI equality by […]

Ecoutez-les: Four French trans people on law proposal for legal gender recognition

Ecoutez-les: Four French trans people on law proposal for legal gender recognition

In France, in 2016, to get one’s gender marker and first name changed, a trans person needs to go to court, and often comply with abusive requirements: psychiatric diagnosis, forced sterilization, medical treatments, etc. On 20th September, ILGA Europe launched a video on legal gender recognition, and about the vote on the law on Justice […]

PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

PrEP To Be Available In France From 2016

Last Monday 23 November, the French Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, announced that PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) will be available in France from 2016. France will become only the second country, after the USA, to authorise access to PrEP. The treatment will be covered by social security.