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.
The European Parliament's bureau has adopted a declaration of principles regarding diversity in the secretariat but voted to exclude sexual orientation.
On 13 September 2006, a Report on Social Exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young people was launched in the European Parliament.
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.
ILGA-Europe welcomes the resolution adopted by the European Parliament on the increase of racist and homophobic violence in Europe.
This afternoon the EP will debate a resolution on homophobia in Europe, which was agreed by all major political groups at the Parliament.
ILGA-Europe welcomes the decision of Commission President Barroso to withdraw his proposed Commission from the approval vote in the European Parliament.