LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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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

On 17 May 2006, when the world marked International Day against Homophobia, the UN rejected ILGA-Europe’s application for consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

18 May 2006

For the second time, today, the world marks International Day Against Homophobia. Homophobia is an irrational fear and dislike of homosexuality and of LGBT people.

17 May 2006

On 28 April 2006, the Chisinau Mayor refused a request by the Moldovan LGBT organisation to organise a manifestation by the Moldovan Parliament on 5 May 2006.

28 April 2006

Five LGBT people were elected as members of the Italian parliament.

12 April 2006

Call upon the EU Austrian Presidency not to rush with the decision over the EU Fundamental Rights Agency

26 March 2006

ILGA-Europe wants to join the call of social and equality NGOs for a renewed commitment to the EU Social Agenda

23 March 2006

Yesterday Czech parliamentarians adopted same-sex partnerships law. The Czech Republic became the second post-communist country in Europe to legally recognise lesbian and gay families.

16 March 2006

27 January is Holocaust Memorial Day.

27 January 2006

This afternoon the EP will debate a resolution on homophobia in Europe, which was agreed by all major political groups at the Parliament.

16 January 2006

Today the Latvian parliament adopted a constitutional amendment in the third and final reading to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman to prevent any possibility for same-sex marriage.

15 December 2005

Tomorrow is the International Human Rights Day when the world is marking the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

9 December 2005

On 19 November 2005, another peaceful demonstration in support of equality and tolerance was banned in a Polish city of Poznan.

21 November 2005

Fill in your space – let’s create a picture of LGBT Europe together!

1 November 2005

Next week delegates from all over Europe will gather in Paris between 26 and 30 of October for the 27 th ILGA European annual conference.

19 October 2005

On 15 September the deputy governor of Ankara said that official registration of an LGBT organisation in existence since 1994 is against the laws and morality rules and therefore it should be closed down.

22 September 2005

Today the Spanish parliament delivered its final approval of the law opening up civil marriage to same-sex partners.

30 June 2005

ILGA-Europe is concerned with the latest developments in Poland when LGBT people are increasingly becoming subjected to human rights violations, open hatred and even physical violence.

24 June 2005

From 26 to 30 October 2005, LGBT activists from all over Europe will gather for the 27th annual ILGA European Conference in Paris.

1 June 2005