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EU reviews progress on LGBT+ rights

Yesterday, the European Parliament adopted a new report on fundamental rights in the EU.  The report assesses how fundamental rights are implemented in the EU, and what must still be done to reach standards laid down in the Charter of Fundamental Rights. The document includes an extensive snapshot of the situation for LGBTI people across the EU. The report calls […]

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EU Welcomes UN’s LGBT Expertise

Yesterday, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Vitit Muntarbhorn its first independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. In July, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council agreed to the creation of the post in a 23 – 18 vote. Vitit Munthaborn, a Thai national, is Professor in International Law at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He was co-chair of the […]

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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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