Publication date: 30 November 2010

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) rights in the European Union

Developments over the past years testify to the increasing awareness of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons in the European Union. This factsheet presents the policy context and key findings of the FRA report on Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

Overview

The FRA report on Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity highlights three underlying problems faced by LGBT persons in the European Union: that they are forced to live in silence and invisibility, suffer violent attacks, and are not treated equally, for example at work, by landlords or when moving around the European Union.

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