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“Time to recognise that human rights principles apply also to sexual orientation and gender identity”

A viewpoint by Thomas Hammarberg, the Human Rights Commissioner, the Council of Europe


Guide for LGBT travellers to Eurovision song contest in Belgrade

Taking into accounts threats of violence against LGBT travellers to Belgrade during the Eurovision song contest, a short Guide with useful information was produced by Serbia' s Gay Straight alliance to help foreign LGBT travellers to Belgrade.


Moldovan LGBT Pride 2008

Here you will find various materials, statements and images from the Moldova Pride 2008.


BBC: Anti-discrimination plans put on ice

This weekend the BBC's weekly politics programme 'The Record: Europe' has a feature on a new EU anti-discrimination directive and the European Commission's plans not to include sexual orientation in the Directive.The programme features interviews with the representatives of the European Commission, the European Parliament and ILGA-Europe.


Commissioner Hammarberg calls for more protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity

Today the ALDE political group at the European Parliament organised a conference on LGBT rights. Thomas Hammarberg, an active defenders of human rights for LGBT people, delivered yet another powerful supportive video message.

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