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Today is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. This year ILGA-Europe highlights the issues of same-sex families and the legal obstacles that they face due to the lack of legal recognition in Europe.

16 May 2011

On 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), Viviane Reding, the Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, meet with ILGA-Europe’s secretariat and representatives of ILGA-Europe memberships and LGBTI communities.

16 May 2011

17 May – the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia: Europe is divided and far from full legal equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people

16 May 2011

On 10 May 2011, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgement in the case of Jürgen Römer v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg which dealt with the issue of whether lower supplementary retirement pension for registered same-sex partners compared to married partners constituted unequal treatment.

12 May 2011

Next Monday, 18 April 2011, the Hungarian parliamentarians will have their final vote on the proposal for a new Constitution of Hungary.

14 April 2011

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe announced yesterday that it adopted a new convention to protect women from violence on 6 April 2011.

8 April 2011

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a report which contains a number of measures strengthening the applications from individuals claiming asylum in the European Union due to persecutions because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.

6 April 2011

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination when the issues of racial discrimination and xenophobia are highlighted. ILGA-Europe fully supports the efforts towards eliminating all forms of discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity and religion and tackling prejudices towards ethnic and religious minorities.

21 March 2011

Currently the Moldovan Parliament is debating an anti-discrimination law which in its current form provides protection against discrimination on various grounds, including sexual orientation. The draft law was approved by the Moldovan government and is now in the hands of parliamentarians.

17 March 2011

Today the European Commission launched a communication proposing two regulations dealing with property rights for bi-national married and registered couples.

16 March 2011

On 14 February 2011, the Budapest police banned the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) Pride March scheduled for 18 June 2011. The reason provided for such a ban was that the Pride March will hinder the flow of traffic.

15 February 2011

Today, the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging Lithuanian Parliament to reject proposed amendments to the country’s Code of Administrative Offences introducing an offence of ‘promotion of homosexual relations’ punishable with a fine of €580 to €2,900.

19 January 2011

The IGLCC invites corporations to be part of the first edition of the International Business Equality Index

5 February 2009

ILGA-Europe’s position regarding statements by two MEPs and media coverage of the exhibition.

19 December 2008

...ILGA-Europe highlights the lack of recognition and protections for LGBT families and their children in Europe

10 December 2008

During the meeting of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board on 5-7 December 2008, new Co-Chairs were elected – Linda Freimane and Martin K.I.Christensen, who was first elected to the position in 2007.

8 December 2008

On 24 November 2008, the Employment Sub-Committee of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board unanimously selected Dirk De Meirleir to be the Executive Director of ILGA-Europe from 2009.

27 November 2008

On 20 November 2008, the 9th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be marked across the world and Europe.

19 November 2008

On 6 November 2008, the final day of the 24th World Conference of the ILGA in Vienna, the delegates elected Renato Sabbadini, a board member of ILGA-Europe, as male Co-Secretary General

18 November 2008

A successful 12th annual conference of ILGA-Europe concluded in Vienna on 2 November.

2 November 2008

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