EU founding values: Commission starts legal action against Hungary and Poland for violations of fundamental rights of LGBTIQ people

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. “Europe will never allow parts of our society to be stigmatised: be it because of whom they love, because of their age, their ethnicity, their political opinions, or their religious beliefs.” President Ursula von der Leyen, (European Parliament, 7 July 2021) Equality and the […]

LGBTIQ people have been hit hard by COVID-19. Here’s how we can all help

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming Senior Writer, Formative Content Marginalized people suffer from being at the intersection of multiple challenges and barriers. Economic hardship has been a secondary epidemic in the LGBTIQ community. We need public health and support services that […]

Parliament declares the European Union an ‘‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’’

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. In response to the backsliding of LGBTIQ rights in some EU countries, notably Poland and Hungary, MEPs declared the EU an “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone” on Thursday. Two years after the first Polish local authority declared itself an ‘‘LGBTIQ-free zone’’, Parliament declared the EU to […]