Tags: homophobia

Ulrike Lunacek MEP

Intergroup Co-President attacked at Vienna Pride

Last Saturday, Co-President of the LGBT Intergroup Ulrike Lunacek was attacked at Vienna Pride. A liquid likely to be butyric acid—a toxic but non-lethal substance which develops an unbearable smell—was thrown at her and the interviewer. While counter-demonstrations are common, this time … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on June 17th, 2014
#LGBTvotes 4 Fight homophobia in Russia

LGBT votes in 2009-2014: Fight homophobia in Russia (4/5)

During the 2009-2014 legislature, MEPs voted on LGBT issues over 250 times. In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, we’ll publish a series of 6 infographics summarising political groups’ votes on key LGBT issues. In … 
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Posted in: Parliamentary work, Recent news on May 15th, 2014
Cyprus Archbishop Chrysostomos II

MEPs condemn homophobic statements by the Archbishop of Cyprus

At the Council of the Heads of the Christian Orthodox Church held in Istanbul last week, Cyprus’ Archbishop Chrysostomos urged all Orthodox Churches to “condemn homosexuality.”

Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on March 17th, 2014

EU law to protect victims of crime due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression

Today the European Parliament agreed on a new Directive on the rights guaranteed to victims of crime in the EU. Notably, it provides specific assistance and protection to people who suffered crime because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or … 
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Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on September 12th, 2012
Flags outside the European Parliament building Louise Weiss in Strasbourg

European Parliament strongly condemns homophobic laws and discrimination in Europe

With a large majority (430 for, 105 against), the European Parliament has adopted a resolution to condemn homophobic laws and discrimination in Europe.

Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on May 24th, 2012
Godfrey Bloom MEP

Homophobic MEPs quizz Commission on equality funding

Right-wing populist Member of the European Parliament Godfrey Bloom has asked several written questions to the European Commission, challenging the legitimacy of European funding to fight homophobia and transphobia.

Posted in: Press releases, Recent news on January 25th, 2012