Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex (LGBTI) persons still face everyday discrimination, hatred and violence despite a number of positive developments in recent years, FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty told a conference on LGBTIQ equality in Malta today (23 February).
The Council of Europe’s programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) will begin its ‘HELP in the 28’ course ‘Fight against Racism, Xenophobia, Homophobia and Transphobia’ on 6 February in Rome.
The Maltese Presidency of the EU Council invited the Agency to give a presentation to its Working Party on Social Questions on the state of play regarding discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation.
The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the Canadian Embassy in Vienna held a panel discussion at the Agency on 1 December on the challenges lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees face.
On 21 November, the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth brought together policy makers, experts, health workers, insurance companies and civil society representatives to discuss socio-economic and medical developments in dealing with transsexualism and trans identity.