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.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people suffer persecution in many places around the world. On this year’s International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) calls for greater efforts to provide sanctuary to LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
The Agency’s Director gave the opening address at the Intersex International Europe’s 1st Community Event organised by the Organisation Intersex International, Platform Intersex and Vienna’s Antidiscrimination Office (WASt) at the Vienna City Council on 1 April.
Significant numbers of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people have come to Europe fleeing persecution in their home countries but asylum barriers hinder them from receiving the protection they are entitled to. These are some of the findings from the latest summary report of FRA on migration-related fundamental rights concerns in selected EU Member States. It examines some of the difficulties LGBTI asylum seekers face in order to draw attention to gaps in their protection.