LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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On 1 January 2007, Germany will take over the Presidency of the European Union for a period of six months.

19 December 2006

On 14 December 2006, Judge Elizabeth Dunne of the Irish High Court ruled that same-sex marriage registered in Canada cannot be recognised in Ireland because of the current marriage definition in the Irish Constitution.

15 December 2006

The FRA is due to start its work in January 2007.

6 December 2006

In our media release of 22 November 2006 “Europarliament excludes sexual orientation from equality statement for its secretariat” we relayed information conveyed to us by insiders in the Bureau, given to us in good faith and that was, to the best of our knowledge, factually correct.

24 November 2006

The European Parliament's bureau has adopted a declaration of principles regarding diversity in the secretariat but voted to exclude sexual orientation.

22 November 2006

In 1996 the General Assembly of the United Nations invited member states to observe the International Day of Tolerance on 16 November.

16 November 2006

On 26-29th October 2006 almost 200 delegates from all over Europe gathered for the 10thILGA-Europe annual conference in Sofia.

6 November 2006

Between 26 and 29 October 2006, over 200 delegates from all over Europe will gather in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia for the ILGA-Europe’s 10th annual conference.

13 October 2006

This Toolkit is a response to hostile and violent opposition to the first LGBT Pride events in some Eastern and Central European countries during last few years.

6 October 2006

Yesterday the Latvian Parliament voted to support an amendment to the country’s Labour Law to explicitly ban sexual orientation discrimination in employment.

22 September 2006

On 13 September 2006, a Report on Social Exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people was launched in the European Parliament.

15 September 2006

ILGA, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and ILGA-Europe, its European Region, moved into shared premises in Brussels last July.

15 September 2006

On 13 September 2006, ILGA-Europe and the IGLYO, are officially launching their report on “Social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Europe” at the European Parliament.

11 September 2006

Today ILGA-Europe launches a new publication – a Handbook on Observations of Pride Marches.

23 June 2006

Cette semaine, ILGA-Europe et IGLYO rendent publics les résultats d’une vaste enquête sur la discrimination contre les jeunes LGBT.

19 June 2006

This week ILGA-Europe and IGLYO launch the results of a comprehensive survey on discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) young people.

19 June 2006

ILGA-Europe welcomes the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on the increase of racist and homophobic violence in Europe.

16 June 2006

Today the Latvian Parliament rejected a proposal to include sexual orientation in the Labour Law.

15 June 2006

On the eve of Russia accepting its presidency of the Council of Europe, on 27 May 2006 Moscow authorities have dispersed a peaceful demonstration in support of LGBT rights and failed to ensure the safety of its participants.

31 May 2006

On 18 May 2006, the Mayor of Moscow refused permission for the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Pride March.

19 May 2006

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