Trans rights are new focus for Europe as violence persists - campaigner

Europe has made great strides in protecting transgender and intersex rights but ending prejudice and violent attacks is proving far harder, a leading campaigner said on Thursday.

"It's so much easier to change a law than to change public attitude," Evelyne Paradis told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Paradis is executive director of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in Europe, which has lobbied governments to enshrine equality into law.

As many states, such as Britain, France and Portugal, have legalised same-sex marriage and protected gay rights by law, their focus is now shifting to transgender and intersex people, still marginalised in many countries, said Paradis. Read more via Thomson Reuters Foundation