All of this if of course only a small glimpse of what is happening.
The Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies safeguarding equality and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people.
Declaring it “crucial and urgent” that European States overcome the discrimination experienced by both adults and children in rainbow families, PACE has called for the elimination of all unjustified differences in treatment in the field of private and family life based on grounds of sexual orientation.
A Christian fundamentalist conference in Moldova highlights how the extreme right is moving against transgender rights.
Among the breakout sessions at the World Congress of Families global summit in Moldova last Friday and Saturday was a panel on “Gender Ideology – The Latest Attack on the Family and the Legal Challenges It Poses.”
In advance of the WCF, human rights organization Promo-LEX released a statement noting the WCF’s pattern of “aggressive discourse against social groups that do not fit into the ‘patterns’ of the ‘traditional family.’”
National Organization for Marriage president Brian Brown is exporting his bigoted agenda abroad with help from pro-Russian leaders
Religious hard-liners in Moldova's capital tried to crash a rally
Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Republic of Moldova*
LGBTQI inclusion within education is still lacking in most European countries
Sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent aspects of someone’s self and should never lead to persecution, stigma and abuse. In the words of the UN, the fight against LGBT discrimination is in fact a ‘development imperative’, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals highlight multiple times the need of ‘leaving no-one behind’.
New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.