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MEPs challenge Poland to support Rainbow Friday

20 MEPs have signed a letter challenging the Polish government over attempts to suppress an event that helps raise awareness of LGBTI issues among young people. On 26 October 2018, Rainbow Friday, a day dedicated to raising awareness about LGBTI rights in schools in Poland, took place for the third consecutive year. But schools found themselves under governmental pressure to […]

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MEPs call on Romanian Prime Minister: protect all families

In light of this coming weekend’s referendum in Romania, aiming to legislate the definition of family as involving marriage between a man and a woman, Members of the European Parliament have written to Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dăncilă. Concerns: Referendum on the Definition of Family Brussels, 2 October 2018 Honourable Prime Minister of Romania, We were dismayed to learn that […]

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MEPs say Russia must protect its LGBTI citizens

Yesterday, 16 year old Maxim Nederov was condemned for “homosexual propaganda” in Russia. The European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup co-chair Daniele Viotti MEP and vice-president Sophie in’t Veld MEP wrote today to Federica Mogherini,High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, to enquire about EU’s follow-up on Russia’s commitment to protect its own LGBTI citizens. The open […]

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MEPs send Rainbow Laces to football teams ahead of World Cup

Ahead of the men’s football World Cup, MEPs from the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup shipped dozens of rainbow shoelaces to football teams across Europe today. “Wear the enclosed rainbow shoelaces during training, on the street, in the stands or at home while watching football. Take a picture and share it on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook using the #supportallcolours hashtag” says […]

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Same-sex couples gain freedom of EU movement

In a ground-breaking judgement given on Tuesday, the Court of Justice of the European Union recognised freedom of movement for same-sex couples. “The term ‘spouse’ within the meaning of the provisions of EU law on freedom of residence for EU citizens and their family members includes spouses of the same sex” the Luxembourg Court says in a press release. The […]

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European Parliament declares backing for Romanian partnership recognition

In Romania, a draft bill on civil partnership is about to be tabled. This would extend legal recognition and protection to same-sex couples. Members of the LGBTI Intergroup of the European Parliament have written to the President of the Senate and the President of the Chamber of Deputies of Romania, calling them to stand firm behind this proposal, and provide […]

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