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
Bosnia i Herzegovina’s House of Representatives recently adopted hate crime legislation that is inclusive of gender identity and sexual orientation.
In December 2013, a global convening will bring funders working on trans issues, and those who may be interested in beginning such funding, together with representatives from trans groups, initiatives and programs from across the world, to learn about key priorities for the trans movement and share strategies for developing effective funding portfolios on trans issues.
Police operations against transgender women have been continued in Thessaloniki since End of May.
TGEU Statement: Transgender women detained to improve city image reveals Greek Minister. Crack-down in Thessaloniki must Stop Immediately!
On May 24th 2013, the Comittee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe discussed transgender issues.
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe called in a Resolution on June 26 for equal access to health care for transgender persons. “The Assembly notes that inequalities in access to care, including mental health care, particularly affect vulnerable groups, including…transgender persons.”