|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2020) 698|
Communication published by the European Commission on 12 November 2020, setting out the first-ever EU Strategy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) equality.
Over the years, legislative developments, case-law and policy initiatives have addressed some of the inequality affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals. In 2015, the Commission presented a List of Actions to Advance LGBTI Equality, the first policy framework specifically tackling discrimination against LGBTI people. However, there the understanding remained that work is still required when it comes to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and sex characteristics. There have also been increasing reports of anti-LGBTIQ incidents.
The Commission's first-ever LGBTIQ Equality Strategy aims to address the inequalities and challenges affecting LGBTIQ people, in order to move towards a Union of Equality. The intention to put forward such strategy was announced by the President of the European Commission during her State of the Union address. The strategy follows calls for action by the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament, with the support from the Intergroup for LGBTI Rights, and civil society. It sets out a series of targeted action across four pillars:
These targeted actions were to be combined with attention to specific LGBTIQ concerns in enhanced equality mainstreaming into all EU policies, legislation and funding programmes.
|Subject Categories||Values and Beliefs|
|Subject Tags||Fundamental | Human Rights|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|