With the highest voter turnout the European elections has seen since 1994, so too arrives the largest number of MEPs elected committed to LGBTI equality.
Right-wing populism is still growing—and has already established itself as a fixture on the political stage.
Record number of nationalists elected to parliament face struggle to form coherent bloc
The rise of far-right parties across the European Union is a threat to LGBT+ rights, activists said, as voters prepared for elections this week after a campaign characterized by homophobic rhetoric in some countries.
Teresa Drzewiecka grew up during World War Two, when German and Soviet troops battled for control of her town of Swidnik in eastern Poland. Now 83, she sees another threat to her country’s survival: lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
The European Parliament is based in Strasbourg, France. Its lawmakers will be directly elected in their home countries from May 23 to May 26.
MEPs call for action as openDemocracy analysis reveals ‘shocking’ flows of cash crossing the Atlantic to push ultra-conservative agendas.
Today, on the 14th of February 2019, the European Parliament has adopted a landmark Resolution on the Rights of Intersex People.
Gay sex is not a crime in Russia, but rights groups say a law limiting the dissemination of information on LGBT+ issues has led to homophobic attacks
The right to respect for private and family life is a fundamental right, enshrined in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ETS No. 5). This right is of equal importance in everyone’s lives, yet progress towards achieving equality in this field regardless of sexual orientation has often been slower than in other fields.
The very existence of LGBTI people in the Chechen Republic has been denied by Chechen and Russian public officials. To date, no substantive investigation has been conducted. More than 114 LGBTI people and members of their families have fled the Chechen Republic.
The report assesses how fundamental rights were implemented in the EU in 2016, and what must still be done to reach the standards laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights.