2nd Intersex Forum Participants (2012)
Transgender Europe Comment
On Dec 10th 2010 the proposal for a Gender Identity Act was tabled in the Maltese Parliament.
27 Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe have condemned the on-going violence and discrimination against transgender persons in Turkey on Oct 2 2013. Referring to TGEU research data on killed trans people in the country the parliamentarians demand from the Turkish government concerted action to end these human rights violations.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe addressed for the first time bodily integrity of intersex children by adopting the Resolution on Children's Right to Physical Integrity (1952 (2013)).
The Fundamental Rights Agency published on Oct 1 2013 an opinion on the situation of equality in the European Union. The publication also explores the state of affairs for trans people under EU Equality and show for example that trans people in general are not aware of available discrimination protection.
Updates from the Greek Transgender Support Association on the situation in Thessaloniki
BECAUSE OF WHO I AM: HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA AND HATE CRIMES IN EUROPE
Although the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people has improved in recent years in some European countries, prejudice, discrimination and hate-motivated violence persist,
5TH EUROPEAN TRANSGENDER COUNCIL
TRANS*: SAFE AND EQUAL!
Dear members, friends and allies,
We are half a year before the 5th European Transgender Council Trans*: Safe and Equal! that will take place in Budapest on 1 – 4 May 2014. You are invited to join this festive occasion of more than 200 trans activists coming together from allover Europe and beyond. A packed conference program will offer you a range of panels, workshops, keynote speeches and opportunities to meet, exchange, learn and network.
Trans*: Safe and Equal!stands for a growing and confident trans community but also makes clear that the right to life and dignity need to be realized first for it to prosper. Together we want to explore better ways on how to protect trans people from violence and advance equality for all.
On Thursday evening there will be a meet & greet and from Friday the conference will burst loose. On Saturday afternoon traditionally the TGEU General Assembly takes place.
Next month we will issue calls for workshop holders and scholarships. In February, registration will open. Stay tuned for a reduced early-bird option and check regularly back for news on the Council website:http://tgeu.org/council2014.
The Transgender Europe Steering Committee and TransVanilla are looking forward to welcoming you soon in Budapest!
Wiktor Dynarski Krisztina Orban