ILGA-Europe Come Out pledge 2019 Introduction
The 2019 European Parliament elections come in an increasingly polarised social and political climate. The very core values and standards upon which the EU was founded - respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law - are being called into question and human rights, in particular, the human rights of LGBTI people, are facing a forceful challenge.
ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Europe Map has shown much progress in the legal and policy situation for LGBTI people across Europe in recent decades. However, increasingly, progress in some places has been accompanied by regression in others, and the strongest trend has been that of stagnation, providing fertile ground for backlash and backsliding. The current context makes it ever more important to openly “Come Out” in support of the human rights of LGBTI people, and proactively seek opportunities to ensure their protection.
ILGA-Europe Come Out pledge 2019
I, as a candidate for the European Parliament, pledge to stand up for the human rights and equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people in the European Union and beyond, and will do so by working to:
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Disclaimer: Please note that all signatures are reviewed by ILGA-Europe on submission. ILGA-Europe reserves the right to reject signatures from candidates who do not in practice or value stand up for the human rights and equality for all LGBTI people, or who engage in hate speech of any kind as outlined in our No Hate Appeal.