As part of Pride Month, this evening at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Ireland’s event “LGBTI+ rights: What did the EU ever do for you?”, a report will be launched that is entitled “Moments of LGBTI+ Victories and Struggles in Europe and the European Union – Past, Present, Future”.
Written by European Movement Ireland’s Policy and Research Officer, Ciarán O’ Driscoll, the report sets out to capture select contemporary moments of victories and struggles for LGBTI+ rights in Europe.
The first chapter, The Past, looks at this journey starting in the 1790s until World War II, before moving onto more detailed overage of efforts across Europe to achieve progression in LGBTI+ rights from the 1940s through different sections until the 2010s.
The second chapter, The Present, looks more closely through an EU lens to the efforts being made in the current 2019 – 2024 European Parliament legislative cycle on LGBTI+ issues. The third and final chapter, The Future, looks beyond the 2024 European Parliament elections on LGBTI+ issues.
The event will take place at the Royal Irish Academy on Thursday 22 June at 18.00. Speaking at the event will be MEP Maria Walsh, vice president of the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup; Michael Cashman, former British MEP and founder of Stonewall who championed LGBTI+ rights in the European Parliament throughout his 15 years as an MEP; Cian O’ Callaghan TD, and one of the three openly LGBTI+ TDs in Dáil Éireann; Mayor Emma Murphy of South Dublin County Council, the first openly lesbian mayor in Ireland; Sara Philips, co-chair of Transgender Europe (TGEU). The event will be chaired by Dr Gráinne Healy, former chair of Marriage Equality and co-director of the 2015 Yes Equality marriage referendum campaign. Barbara Nolan, Head of the European Commission Representation in Ireland will open the event.
You can register for the event here: https://lnkd.in/e56YmKER