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The European Parliament calls for EU roadmap to protect fundamental rights of LGBTI people

published 7 February 2014 updated 11 February 2014

On 4 February 2014, the European Parliament adopted a resolution to safeguard the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people. The resolution calls upon the EU to make a roadmap to make fundamental rights a reality of LGBTI people.

The need for such a roadmap is confirmed by the 2013 EU LGBT survey. It found that 47% of LGBTI people felt discriminated against or harassed and 26% were physically attacked or threatened with violence in the previous five years.

The resolution stresses that the roadmap should ensure a comprehensive policy including areas such as employment, education, health, goods and services, families and freedom of movement, freedom of expression and hate crime.

The resolution>>>