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Monthly podcast of the European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights: Working in the European Parliament for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Monthly podcast of the European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights: Working in the European Parliament for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
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Monthly podcast of the European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights: Working in the European Parliament for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

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English


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EU Institutions mark International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

5/18/2015
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Almost all major EU institutions marked yesterday’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). The European Parliament, the European Commission and the European External Action Service all issued statements on this occasion. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the EU The High Representative of the European Union, issued a written statement on behalf of the […]

Summary: 2009-2019, 10 years of LGBT rights: Successes, Failures, Challenges

3/14/2014
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On 5 March, the LGBT Intergroup held a seminar "10 years of LGBT rights: Successes, failures, challenges." Under the chairing of Ulrike Lunacek, Co-President of the LGBT Intergroup, civil society representatives, MEPs and the EEAS discussed both concrete achievements of the last five years, and issues to be tackled after the 2014 elections.

Duration:00:08:45

Summary: Finding solutions to homophobic and transphobic bullying

2/7/2014
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On 28 January, the Intergroup on LGBT rights hosted a seminar on the topic of homophobic and transphobic bullying. Co-organised by the Youth Intergroup and the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), the seminar saw the launch of a research report on the impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying on education and employment.

Summary: Sexual orientation, gender identity and religion: A new dialogue

11/22/2013
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On 13 November, the Intergroup on LGBT rights hosted a discussion on the topic of sexual orientation, gender identity and religion. The event discussed progressive approached by some religious leaders towards LGBT persons. The dominant discourse nowadays tends to present as mutually exclusive the rights of religious believers on the one hand, and the rights […]

Summary: Achieving the right to health of LGBTI people

11/15/2013
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On 6 November, the LGBT Intergroup co-hosted a high-level hearing on the challenges and obstacles lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people face in the field of health and healthcare, with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS. Stigma and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity on the one hand, as well […]

Summary: Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech

10/24/2013
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Together with ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the LGBT Intergroup organised a seminar Responding to homophobic and transphobic hate speech. Under the chairing of Vice-President of the LGBT Intergroup Sophie in 't Veld, several experts and policy-makers took the floor.

Summary: Free movement of LGBT families in the EU

3/25/2013
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On 6 March 2013, the LGBT Intergroup met to discuss the free movement of same-sex couples and their families in the European Union. A large audience listened to representatives from civil society, the European Commission, the Dutch government, MEPs and academics discuss ongoing and future work. Gallery Photos © Pietro Naj-Oleari / European Parliament 2013 Invisible […]

Summary: Trans and intersex people – Challenges for EU law

9/28/2012
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On Wednesday 26 September the LGBT Intergroup hosted the seminar Trans and intersex people: Challenges for EU law. The event was attended by Members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and Council, the EEAS, and civil society. The panel of speakers examined a new report on trans and intersex issues ordered by the European Commission, […]

Podcast: Highlights of the year

7/15/2011
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As the parliamentary year comes to an end, we look back on the highlights of the year for LGBT rights in the European Parliament. We also welcome Dennis de Jong, a Dutch Member of the European Parliament, as a new ... Read more →

Duration:00:10:47

Podcast: LGBTI rights in the world

7/1/2011
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Yesterday, the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights held a public hearing on LGBTI rights in the world (read our summary). Naome Ruzindana from Rwanda and Mauro Cabral from Argentina were two of our guests, and they accepted to take ... Read more →

Duration:00:15:20

Podcast: LGBT people and asylum in the EU

6/15/2011
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Back in April, the European Parliament voted on a resolution to provide more protection to LGBT people seeking asylum in the EU. Another similar text is being worked on right now, but what does it all mean for LGBT asylum-seekers? ... Read more →

Duration:00:17:29

Podcast: Pride events in Europe

5/6/2011
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On 3 May 2011 we chatted with two MEPs, Christofer Fjellner and Marije Cornelissen, just before Marije flew to Moldova for the pride in Chisinau. Marije and Christofer tell us about why they find it important to attend prides themselves, what they've done in the past, and what prides they will go to in 2011.

Duration:00:14:20

Intergroup event: LGBT rights in EU Member States since the 2004 accession

4/8/2011
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The Intergroup on LGBT Rights met yesterday in Strasbourg to discuss LGBT people’s fundamental rights in ‘newer’ EU Member States (those having joined after 2004). Members of the European Parliament came to discuss the situation for LGBT people in Slovakia, Lithuania, Hungary and Romania. A representative from the office of the Council of Europe Commissioner […]

Podcast: LGBT rights in Hungary

3/30/2011
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A new constitution with a narrow definition of family; a law on the media seeking to promote ‘traditional values’; the LGBT pride march almost banned… Hungary has been the focus of our work recently. In this episode, we discuss these ... Read more →

Duration:00:14:06

Podcast: LGBT rights in Croatia

3/2/2011
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Tune in as our guests discuss the situation for minorities in Croatia, the role of the Church in Croatian politics, and what the European Parliament can do for human rights in the country.

Duration:00:16:09

Podcast: Legal report on homophobia and transphobia

11/30/2010
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A special episode this month: we’re with Morten Kjaerum, Director of the European Union’s Fundamental Rights Agency, and Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director of ILGA-Europe. Together we’re discussing a brand new legal report published today: Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds ... Read more →

Duration:00:15:18

Podcast: Transgender rights

10/14/2010
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For the October edition of the podcast, we’re welcoming Raül Romeva i Rueda and Marije Cornelissen, two Green MEPs involved in the mainstreaming of transgender rights into the work of the European Parliament. New! You can subscribe to the LGBT ... Read more →

Duration:00:14:44

Podcast: The work of the Intergroup

9/24/2010
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This is the first episode of the new monthly LGBT Intergroup Podcast. Our guests in September: Michael Cashman and Ulrike Lunacek MEPs, Co-presidents of the LGBT Intergroup. Every month starting in September 2010, the Intergroup will bring you short interviews ... Read more →

Duration:00:17:45