EU lawmakers declare bloc LGBT+ ‘freedom zone’

 | 
03/11/2021

The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday declaring the European Union a “LGBTIQ freedom zone.” The measure seeks to ensure protections for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer communities across the bloc, while also pushing back against member states with anti-LGBT+ policies.” LGBTIQ rights are human rights,” the resolution reads. The measure passed with the support of 492 lawmakers, while 141 voted against and another 46 abstained. The cross-party measure targets “growing hate speech by public authorities and elected officials,” according to the text. The resolution specifically called out Polish President Andrzej Duda, who won re-election last summer after often speaking out against LGBT+ rights, and depicting members of the community as a threat to families. Hungary was also highlighted in the resolution for having “severely hindered” fundamental rights due to a de facto ban on legal gender recognition for transgender and intersex people.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/12/2024
06/12/2024
A transgender woman in China who spent millions of yuan on plastic surgery only to end up with a deformed mouth has warned people …
Added on: 06/12/2024
06/11/2024
A federal judge ruled on Tuesday that parts of Florida’s ban of puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender children and restrictions on gender-affirming …
Added on: 06/12/2024
06/11/2024
Chukwuebuka, a pseudonym for his safety, is a bisexual Nigerian student residing in the U.K. He finds himself at a critical juncture, torn between …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/12/2024
Chukwuebuka, a pseudonym for his safety, is a bisexual Nigerian student residing in the U.K. He finds himself at a critical juncture, torn between …
Added on: 06/11/2024
The Financial Times reports that Le Pen’s Rassemblement National (National Rally) received 31.5 per cent of the vote in the elections for the European …
Added on: 06/10/2024
A non-binary social media influencer fleeing persecution in Saudi Arabia has been denied asylum in the UK because officials allegedly don’t believe they are …