PES leaders adopted a PES-roadmap post-Brexit. Rainbow Rose was glad to be part of this process. PES leaders committed to push for the anti-discrimination directive outside of work and fight against all discrimination, including based on gender identity and sexual orientation, and take this dimension into account regarding asylum seekers. Have a look to the comprehensive roadmap here.
Have a look to the interview of the President of Rainbow Rose on PES Group in the Committee of the Regions webpage, giving an overview of current RR activities. It took place in the framework of our great collaboration on an event “I am what I am” to take place on 29 November – the 1st LGBTI-event organized in the Committee of the Regions to highlight the role of local and regional authorities for a more inclusive Europe. Continue reading Interview of the president of Rainbow Rose
Words from Secretary General
We relaunched Rainbow Rose three years ago. Hard, inspiring and volunteering work brought our organization to be the most important and influential LGBTI political organization. And this is possible because of teamwork, within our political family but also together with our important networks all along Europe. Everyone one of you and all together we make the fight for a better and equal Europe which worths to live in.
Jose A. Santoro
Secretary General of Rainbow Rose
For the last two days we attended the 2nd European Rainbow Cities Conference in Barcelona, where people shared and listened to different experiences on LGBTI policies at local level in Europe. Organized by Ajuntament de Barcelona Diputació de Barcelona in collaboration with UVic.
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