From 7 to 8 June, the Agency took part in a series of events supporting fundamental rights in Bugaria.
Step-by-step advances are being made towards improving the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in Europe. This year’s International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, on 17 May, underlines the need to strengthen alliances to continue to build on this progress to help combat intolerance, hate and discrimination towards LGBTI people.
The Equality Data Subgroup agreed on an outline for non-binding guidelines on improving the collection and use of equality data.
The UNDP and World Bank held a consultation meeting from 13 to 15 December 2017 in Washington DC on developing an index on LGBTI inclusion.
The Agency held a workshop on equality data collection at the annual legal seminar of the European network of legal experts in gender equality and non-discrimination on 1 December.
The Agency spoke about the drivers of equality for LGBTI people as identified by public officials across the EU, during a meeting of the European Parliament’s intergroup on LGBTI Rights, which was also attended by Commissioner Jourova.
The 2015 legal update on how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons are protected against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the EU is now available in French and German.
On 5-6 September, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights held a consultation meeting in Geneva with selected national statistical institutes, national human rights institutions and international organisations to discuss the methodological details of collecting data for some of the Sustainable Development Goal indicators.
On 28 June, the Agency and the then Maltese Presidency of the EU held a breakfast meeting to discuss the situation of LGBTI refugees.
The Agency presented the legal aspects of intersectional and multiple discrimination at a conference on ‘Being Roma and LGBTI: at the crossroads of discrimination’ on 9 June in Strasbourg.