Ukraine: Can We Be in the EU and Discriminate against LGBT People Please?

On Thursday Ukraine’s Parliamentary Commissioner for Human Rights, Valeriya Lutkowska, announced that she and a number of parliamentarians will travel to Brussels to try and persuade the EU to release the country from its responsibility to legislate against discrimination. In June 2013, the Ukrainian government made a commitment to the EU that it would develop […]

ILGA Calls for More Anti-Homophobia/Transphobia Legislation in Europe

Homophobia and transphobia exist in every state in Europe and the EU is not doing enough to combat it. That’s the bleak observation of the International Lesbian and Gay Association’s (ILGA) Evelyn Paradis in a clip from Euronews. The upsurge in prejudice based violence in France following the passing of the same sex marriage Bill […]

Britain is the best place to be LGBT: ILGA

The new international study of LGBT rights across Europe is now available. Covering very nation state in the continent, the comprehensive report reports the similarities and differences socially and legally between them. The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) describes general changes in Europe and takes every country. Its summary makes clear that Europe is […]

Irish Schools Still Discriminate against LGB Teachers

Come out as a gay. lesbian or bisexual teacher in Ireland and you can still face the sack, according to a report in The Montreal Gazette. Irish schools can waive European legislation outlawing discrimination in the workplace on the grounds of sexual orientation on the grounds of their religious ethos, so gay and lesbian staff who are open […]