Experts discuss legal situation of LGBTI people across the EU with FRA

On 27 February, FRA held an informal expert review meeting in Vienna on FRA’s update of its comparative legal analysis of homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity across the EU.

The legal experts discussed the findings resulting from data collected in the 28 EU Member States through FRA’s research network, FRANET. This included questions of legal recognition and gender reassignment; non-discrimination and the promotion of equality in employment; freedom of expression, assembly and protection from abuse and violence, including hate crime; family members in free movement; family reunification and asylum; and asylum and subsidiary protection for LGBT people. For the first time, the FRA report will also cover the situation of intersex people, with a focus on the issue of sexual identity on birth certificates and medical treatments on children. FRA will publish the results of the comparative legal analysis during 2015.