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.
European Election Candidates:
Join the Pledge!
Protection in EU law and policy
I commit to be a vocal supporter of specific measures that will ensure the highest possible level of legal protection of the human rights of LGBTI people.
an enabling environment for LGBTI human rights defenders
I commit to act as a strong and vocal defender of the important work of LGBTI organisations and human rights defenders across Europe and beyond.
Be an ally
to under-represented voices
I commit to use my position to amplify the voices of LGBTI people who are underrepresented and to proactively contribute to making EU policy-making more inclusive of LGBTI people who are not only excluded because of their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics.
EU leadership on LGBTI rights
I commit to ensure that the EU is a visible champion of the human rights of LGBTI people both within and outside its borders, as well as a strong ally to LGBTI activists in Europe and beyond.
the Power of my Position
I pledge to use the influence of my position to advance the human rights of LGBTI people, and work towards equality and inclusion both within and beyond the EU, wherever I can.