On 6 August, the FRA Director Michael O Flaherty joined Commissioner Jourová during the Europride 2016 festival as part of the launch of the EU campaign to raise awareness and increase the social acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex (LGBTI) people.
FRA provided input from its Compendium of good practices for tackling Hate Crime to a roundtable event on 1 July in Budapest on combating LGBTI hate cime. The event was organised by the UNI-FORM project that gathers participants from 10 EU Member States (Portugal, Spain, UK, Ireland, Malta, Belgium, Hungary, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania).
The Fundamental Rights Forum 2016 is fast approaching with only 10 days left until the event begins on 20 June in Vienna. Over the course of four days, participants will look from different perspectives at three burning issues: refugee protection, inclusion and the digital age.
On 18 May, FRA took part in a side meeting at the International Ministerial Meeting on Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression, jointly organised by the Council of Europe and UNESCO.
Some people consider being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) as an illness or a disease. Such wrong and outdated views continues to permeate throughout society leading to discrimination and social stigma. This year’s International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia, on 17 May, uses the theme mental health and well-being to draw attention to the need to change the mindset of those, including healthcare professionals who still harbour such views.