The EU-wide lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans and intersex (LGBTI) survey 2019 has closed. Around 140,000 LGBTI people of all ages and backgrounds shared their stories with us, topping the 93,000 that answered FRA’s first survey in 2012.
Many people across the EU risk being left behind, as growing intolerance and attacks on people’s fundamental rights continue to erode the considerable progress achieved to date, finds FRA’s Fundamental Rights Report 2019.
On 25 and 26 April, the agency attended a European conference on LGBTIQ+ seniors, organised by the Rainbow Cities Network, the cities of Amsterdam, Munich and Ghent, together with Pink50+ and Ihlia LGBTI Heritage.
Across the EU, many Member States are improving their equality data to help policymakers combat discrimination and challenge prejudices. To inspire others, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights has just published an online compendium of nearly 40 practices from 15 countries on the collection and use of equality data.
Throughout 2019, the agency will continue to work steadfastly for everyone to promote and protect human rights, in a year that marks 10 years of the European Union’s very own bill of rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights.
As part of events surrounding Vienna Pride, the Agency took part in a panel discussion on equal participation in public and political life, and how the international community works together to promote LGBTI issues.