Πέμπτη, 13 Μαΐου 2010

ΓΙΑ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΓΚΟΣΜΙΑ ΗΜΕΡΑ ΚΑΤΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΜΟΦΥΛΟΦΟΒΙΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΤΡΑΝΣΦΥΛΟΦΟΒΙΑΣ.

Αντιγράφω από την ιστοσελίδα της ILGA-Europe.
On 17 May, the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia is being marked for the 6th time. On this day in 1990, the World Health Organisation removed homosexuality from its list of mental disorders.
This year, all European institutions are engaging and sending a clear message that homophobia and transphobia are not European values.
- Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council, issued a statement stressing that it is a duty for the EU institutions to act in non-discriminatory way. Moreover, President Van Rompuy stressed that the principles of non-discrimination on the grounds of gender and sexual orientation are enshrined in the EU’s founding act and statement of values which distinguishes Europe from other parts of the world. This statement is availabe at:
http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_data/docs/pressdata/en/ec/114351.pdf - Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, will issue a video message on 17 May, condemning homophobia and identifying the European Commission’s plans to fight homophobia. The video message will be posted on our website on Monday, 17 May. Stay tuned! http://www.ilga-europe.org
- Jerzy Buzek, the President of the European Parliament, will also issue a video message on 17 May reaffirming the values of non-discrimination and condemning homophobia. The video message will be posted on our website on Monday, 17 May. Stay tuned! http://www.ilga-europe.org
During the same day, Jerzy Buzek will make the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia during the opening of the parliamentary session in Strasbourg. You can view live the opening on the European Parliament’s website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sed/video.do
- Representatives of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament will gather in Strasbourg for a round table LGBT rights in Europe: Where do we stand?
Source: The European Parliament's Intergroup on LGBT Rights: http://www.lgbt-ep.eu/
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ILGA-Europe is organising an action in the heart of EU quarter called Rainbow buzz in the heart of EU! in Brussels to raise awareness about homophobia, transphobia and the situation for LGBT people in Europe between 11:00 and 14:00.
During this action ILGA-Europe will distribute the Rainbow Europe maps reflecting the legal situation for LGB people in Europe and flyers summarising the key issues ILGA-Europe wants to see advanced at the EU level over the next five years.
The action will take place at Schuman Round-Point, between the building of the European Commission (Berlaymont) and the building of the European Council (Justus Lipsius building), Brussels.
The action will culminate with the release of 300 rainbow colours balloons at 13:45.
See more about the event here: http://www.ilga-europe.org/europe/guide/country_by_country/belgium/idaho_2010_rainbow_buzz_in_the_heart_of_eu

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