Anti-discrimination campaigners from across Europe are in Strasbourg today for a conference which examines the inequalities faced by same sex couples.
Organised by ‘Autre Cercle’ and sponsored by the Council of Europe and the City of Strasbourg, the event has attracted 32 speakers from 18 countries to discuss a key issue for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.
At the conference, Dag Robin Simonsen, head of the Council of Europe’s newly-launched LGBT rights unit, announced Albania as a ‘partner country’ for a new campaign against homophobia and transphobia next year.
In this interview, Ulrike Lunacek (photo), Austrian European Parliament member and co-President of the the institution’s LGBT-intergroup, gives her view on the growing importance of LGBT rights to countries wishing to join the European Union. She also offers advice to anti-discrimination campaigners on how to defeat prejudice.
Interview: 5 minutes with … Ulrike Lunacek MEP
Photo: Ulrike Lunacek
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