Making our presence in Copenhagen for IDAHOT more productive, the 4 representatives from Rainbow Rose met MP Mogens Jensen at the Danish Parliament, former Minister and Deputy Chairman from 2015 of Socialdemokraterne. Mogens has been involved and strong supporter of Rainbow Rose for many years now!
The 2nd day of the IDAHOT Forum started with a short address by Dutch Minister for Education and Culture Jet Bussemaker from PvDA of. It was followed by a presentation by the European Commission DG Justice on the LGBTI list of actions and other actions for LGBTI. Julia Erht, Executive Director of TGEU – Transgender Europe presented the TGEU 2016 Map.
We also had the chance to exchange points of view and listen to the demands of Danish NGO’s representatives. They have a long history on the fight for LGBTI rights.
Another press release from Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament with Italian MEP Gianni Pittella President of the group: “We are very clear – equal rights are not a negotiable principle. It is not acceptable that in 2016, many people in civil partnerships or same-sex marriages do not have that status recognised when they move or travel to other EU countries. This is a bar to free movement of people and the EU must act to stop this form of discrimination.”
Continue reading S&D Group: EU must do more in the fight for LGBTI rights
Read our joint press release with Sergei Stanishev President of the Party of European Socialists and Gurmai Zita President of PES Women for #IDAHOT2016 highlighting the great work of Maltese PM Joseph Muscat and its government and other progressive reforms by our sister parties. Also another opportunity to highlight the LGBTI paper by Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament.