Latest FRA report examines hate crime from different perspective

Every day, people across Europe continue to be the targets of assaults because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In 2013, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency’s own study revealed that an average of 59% of the LGBT people surveyed in the EU who had been attacked in the previous 12 months felt they had

The UK government’s first inquiry into transgender equality has said the legal, healthcare and criminal justice systems are failing the country’s 650,000 ‘gender incongruent’ people. The report, released on (Wednesday) 13 January, made more than 30 recommendations, emphasizing the need to update existing legislation and provide better services, especially in the NHS. ‘The committee took evidence on a very wide range

The European Parliament voted its annual report on human rights in the world. The report takes account of the situation of human rights, including of LGBTI people, and makes recommendations accordingly. The report starts off by stating that “in order to maintain credibility and consistency in its external human rights policy”, the EU and its

European Commission publishes List of Actions to advance LGBTI Equality

On Monday, Commissioner for Justice and Gender Equality Věra Jourová presented a List of actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI Equality in the EPSCO Council, where the EU Ministers responsible for employment and social policy meet. The list is to be seen as a follow-up to the Parliament’s demand for an EU Roadmap against

Anti-LGBT violence group releases annual report

The vast majority of the reported victims of anti-LGBT murders in 2014 were people of color, according to a report the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs released this week. The NCAVP report notes that 80 percent of the 20 anti-LGBT murder victims who were reported to the organization last year were of color. Sixty percent

The National LGBT* Organization LGL welcomes the release of the report that the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights issued on Monday. The report assesses that anti-LGBT discrimination and violence persists around the world in spite of continued progress in the expansion of rights to people based on their sexual orientation and

LGBT employees unable to come out more likely to leave

LGBT employees who feel unable to come out at work more likely to leave their jobs – and cost business millions. Report suggests that the UK economy could save £678m a year if businesses better implement ‘diversity and inclusion’ policies.   Businesses are squandering millions replacing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees who quit after

Frequently Asked Questions on the LGBT Roadmap report (‘Lunacek report’)

Next week, Members of the European Parliament will vote on the report for an EU roadmap against homophobia (available in 24 languages). The Committee on Civil Liberties supported the report with an overwhelming majority in December, and five political groups support it. MEPs have received numerous questions about the report, and petitions misrepresent its contents in several

LGL presents report on homophobic and transphobic hate crimes in Lithuania

In 2013 LGL, a national non-profit, non-governmental organization which advocates for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) in Lithuania, supported by the regional subdivision of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) ILGA-Europe, implemented a project “Documentation of homophobic and transphobic violence in Lithuania”. During the project, victims

Today, at an event held alongside the European Union Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius, Lithuania, The Equal Rights Trust (ERT), in partnership with the Belarusian Helsinki Committee (BHC), launched Half an Hour to Spring: Addressing Discrimination and Inequality in Belarus. This addition to the ERT Country Report Series is the first ever comprehensive account of discrimination