Germany backs new fight against homophobic and transphobic discrimination

Tomorrow, the Council of Europe will launch officially a two year project in support of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

Heinrich Haupt, of the Permanent Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Council of Europe (photo), committed €50 000 as a voluntary contribution to the LGBT project when he joined Marja Ruotanen, Director of Co-operation, at a 26 August signing ceremony in Strasbourg.

“There are still numerous areas where violations of human rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people take place because of their sexual orientation,” he said. “Germany is proud to contribute to this project.”

The project is a follow-up to the Committee of Ministers’ Recommendation (2010)5 on measures to combat discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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