You might also be interested to follow the debate organised by the PES Group in the Committee of the Regions: #LoveWhereILive | Progressives for LGBTIQ Freedom Cities and Regions

Tuesday 29 June 2021, 18:00-19:15 via Zoom

#LoveWhereILive event


"Over the last months, we have continued witnessing an alarming backlash against LGBTIQ rights all over Europe, with some right-wing governments, such as in Poland and Hungary, challenging the freedom and respect of LGBTIQ people. In March, the European Parliament took an historical step by declaring the EU an “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone”.

On 29 June at 18:00 CEST, in cooperation with the Global Progressive Forum, we will be gathering online to share best practices, ideas and experiences of progressive leaders from the European Union and beyond who are committed to protect and fight for LGBTIQ rights, together with Helena Dalli, European Commissioner for Equality, Iratxe García Pérez, President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Anne Hidalgo (tbc), Mayor of Paris (France), Sara Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh, Mayor of Malmö (Sweden), Umberto Costantini, Mayor of Spilamberto (Italy), Jack Lewis, Massachusetts State Representative (United States), Ivan Vuković, Mayor of Podgorica (Montenegro), and many more. The event will be moderated by Rainbow Rose President, Camila Garfias, and the State Secretary of the Brussels-Capital Region and PES Group member Pascal Smet."

Our MEP Marc Angel has been working hard to get changes to EU law for LGBTI families. Watch his statement and tell us what you think