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Rainbow Europe Map & Index 2011: legal situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans people in Europe

In English on 2011/05/19 at 19:34

The main trends observed this year are that:

None of the countries in Europe can claim to provide for full legal equality for LGBT people. Every country in Europe still has work to do to achieve LGBT equality – even those which scored the highest on the Index (the United Kingdom (12,5 points) or Sweden and Spain (12 points))

14 countries (including 1 EU Member State) are in the ‘red zone’: gross violations of human rights and discrimination are taking place

There are significant variations between countries in Europe: while some have progressed in the past year (e.g. Germany, Portugal), many others are not advancing towards greater recognition of rights (e.g. Cyprus, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Turkey, Ukraine), while in others (e.g. Lithuania, Hungary) we observe the risks of regress

via Rainbow Europe Map & Index 2011: legal situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual & trans people in Europe / Media releases / For media / News / Home / ilga – ILGA Europe.

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