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European Parliament calls for further protection at work

The European parliament has called for further measures to improve the protection of LGBTI people on the shopfloor, and beyond. It comes in a report on the implementation of the EU’s Employment Equality Directive. The Directive, which was adopted in 2001, bans discrimination on the basis of age, (dis)ability, sexual orientation and religion and belief, in the field of employment […]

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Europe says #ShareYourDream

The European Commission has launched a social media campaign around LGBTI equality under the hashtag #ShareYourDream – with language and message strongly reminiscent of the “We Have More In Common” language used following the killing of Jo Cox MP during the UK’s EU referendum campaign. It reflects last year’s EuroBarometer polling showing 60% of EU citizens see discrimination based on […]

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Bringing Bi Europe Together

Ahead of the third Europe-wide conference on bisexuality, we caught up with EuroBiCon team member Hilde – who was also on the team for the first EBC back in 2001. Its been a long time since EBC in Dublin – 13 years! – what prompted bringing EuroBiCon back? EuroBiCon is back, thanks to our friends from Amsterdam Pride. They were […]

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EuroBis Gather

The third Europe-wide bisexual gathering, EuroBiCon, opened in Amsterdam this morning with a packed lineup of speakers from bi, LGBT and mainstream organisations welcoming attendees for three days of networking and debate. The deputy mayor of Amsterdam, chair of Netherlands LGBT rights group COC, and key figures in ILGA, Amsterdam Pride and Rotterdam Pride were among the lineup. Held in […]

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Bi… In Theory

The first Europe-wide conference focused on bisexuality research and theory kicks off tomorrow in Amsterdam. EuroBiReCon (European Bisexuality Research Conferece) follows in the footsteps of the UK’s BiReCon events which have run since 2008 on alternate years. The model has been picked up elsewhere with BiReConUSA in the United States offering a similar programme of research engagement across the pond. […]

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Bringing Europe Together

This summer’s EuroBiCon is coming up soon in Amsterdam, on July 28th-31st. It includes an academic / research conference, EuroBiReCon, at which papers will be presented of research into bisexual life and bisexuality from across Europe and beyond. This is followed by three days of more general bi themed discussions and activity. It is the first continent-wide bi event since […]

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Blood ban reform: France Delivers

France has ended its lifetime ban on men who have sex with men donating blood. Reform of the blood ban was part of President Hollande’s election platform. As in the UK and USA, there will be a 12 month bar from blood donation, so if you’ve had sex with another man in the past year you cannot donate blood. That […]

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UN Human Rights Council condemns LGBTphobic violence

In a 23 to 18 vote (with 6 abstentions), the United Nations Human Rights council has voted in favour of a resolution condemning violence & discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. The resolution establishes the new position of an independent expert, whose role it will be to assess the implementation of existing international […]

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