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Day against homophobia: the situation in the EU is improving

Others Article - Human rights / Fundamental rights16-05-2012 - 13:30
 
Infographic about the state of homophobia in the EU   Which countries protect their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens against hate crimes and afford them the same rights as other citizens?

May 17 is the International day against homophobia, an area in which the European Parliament is very active. This year's theme is "fighting homophobia and transphobia in and through education". So where do EU countries stand? Which countries protect their gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens against hate crimes and afford them the same rights as other citizens? Find out in our infographic.


Following a wave  of suicides  by  young students  who were bullied  at  school because of their sexuality,  American journalist Dan Savage created with his partner in 2010 a YouTube video aimed at inspiring  hope  in young people facing harassment. Since then thousands of people have posted similar videos. And this year parliament's  intergroup on the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people has produced a video  in which MEPs and commissioners  get together to pass on the message that things will "get better".


Click on the link  to  the right to watch the video and check  out  our infographic to  find out  more about  how things stand in the EU.

REF. : 20120510STO44846