Denmark to unveil historic LGBT initiative

For the first time ever, a Danish government will launch a LGBT action plan in a bid to prevent discrimination and promote equal opportunity and security for the LGBT community.

The current equality minister, Karen Ellemann, will be given co-ordinated responsibility for the area across the lines of government.

“It’s a historic fingerprint and an ambitious agenda that the government is establishing in order to improve conditions and security for the LGBT community,” said Ellemann.

“I’m proud and pleased to co-ordinate and lead the work involving an action plan concerning the area. It is important to the government that we can all live the life we want to and be who we wish to be.”

The action plan will also focus on tackling bullying and violence against young LGBT persons in the education system, where two out of every three have experienced negative comments or behaviour due to their sexual orientation. Read more via CPH Post Online