Rainbow Europe 2019

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.

Europe: It’s time to end discrimination against rainbow families

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.

Moldova: World Congress of Families ‘Gender Ideology’ Panel Targets Feminism, ‘Perverts,’ Transgender Identity

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.”

World Congress of Families Summit Promotes Anti-LGBTQ, Anti-Choice Policies Globally

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.’” 

IGLYO launches the LGBTIQ inclusive education index & report

LGBTQI inclusion within education is still lacking in most European countries

Expression abridged: legal analysis of anti-lgbt propaganda laws

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’.

Acceptance of LGBT people and rights has increased around the world

New Global Acceptance Index ranks 141 countries on LGBT acceptance and legal protections and provides a link between inclusion and GDP per capita.