LGBTI Rights are Human Rights - Our Call for Action.
17 May 2016 is the international day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia. The S&D Group has been at the forefront of the fight for LGBTI rights across Europe and around the world over the past few years. Important steps have been made in tackling discrimination and on ensuring marriage equality. However, much remains to be done at the EU level. It is a disgrace that almost 80% of young LGBTI people have received negative comments or bullying at school due to their sexuality or gender identity. We have got to continue to work to change attitudes and fight any kind of discrimination. In the position paper we have adopted we outline clear priorities of what needs to happen at an EU and national level to address these issues.