Virtual Discussion: The EU’s LGBTIQ+ Equality Strategy

Monday 17 May 2021, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm GMT, online (UK)


A panel discussion to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

In November last year, the first-ever EU Strategy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) equality was published.

While progress has been made towards LGBTIQ equality over the past years in the EU, discrimination against LGBTIQ people persists with 43% feeling discriminated. The COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated the situation. The EU Strategy addresses the inequalities and challenges affecting LGBTIQ people, setting out a number of targeted actions, including legal and funding measures, for the next 5 years. The strategy proposes to extend the list of EU crimes to cover hate crime, including homophobic hate speech and hate crime and to bring forward the legislation on the mutual recognition of parenthood in cross border situations, among others. It also ensures that LGBTIQ concerns are well reflected in EU policy-making, so that LGBTIQ+ people, in all their diversity, are safe and have equal opportunities to prosper and fully participate in society.


Maria WALSH MEP, European Parliament @MariaWalshEU

John NICOLSON MP, House of Commons @MrJohnNicolson

Jonathan COOPER OBE, International human rights lawyer, Barrister at Doughty Street International @JonathanCoopr


Lucy HANNAH, Founder, Untold – Write Afghanistan, Commonwealth Writers, Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College, London @LucyHannah19


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