President Nicos Anastasiades met on Thursday with a delegation of Accept LGBT Cyprus to discuss issues concerning the community, including gender recognition, discrimination in the workplace and homophobic and transphobic rhetoric. The group expressed hope that a bill on gender recognition which would allow transsexuals to choose their gender would be completed by the end of the year. The bill is being prepared with the help of experts from the Council of Europe. Accept LGBT chairman, Costas Gavrielides, said that gender recognition is the most pressing matter and that the group met with Justice Minister Ionas Nicolaou last month to discuss the new bill.
November 30 / Cyprus Mail