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Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity

Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity

1 Jan 2010


This report updates the FRA comparative legal analysis of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity first published in June 2008. It presents the situation as it stood at the end of 2009, though information gathered in 2010 has been incorporated to the greatest possible extent.

Publication Nowhere to turn

Nowhere to turn: Blackmail and Extortion of LGBT People in Sub-Saharan Africa

9 Jul 2011

“Nowhere to Turn investigates the problem of blackmail and extortion of LGBT people in Africa, a challenge that has remained unaddressed for far too long. Human rights defenders, non-governmental organizations, and governments have a responsibility to address these crimes, which are a constant reminder of LGBT people’s legal and social vulnerability. Too many lives hang in the balance.”

–Cary Alan Johnson, Executive Director
International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

LGBT rights at the workplace

08 July 2013
PSI LGBT logo

Public Services International’s Programme of Action, adopted at our World Congress in November 2012, confirms PSI’s commitment to the right to equal opportunities irrespective of sex, marital status, ethnic origin, national identity, disability, sexual orientation, age or religion, at the workplace, in trade unions and in the broader political, social, economic and cultural context.

PSI Interamericas LGBT Regional Committee Meeting

Date: 
27 June, 2013 to 28 June, 2013

This is the first meeting of the LGBT Committee of ISP-Americas held for the creation of a Committee as specified in “The Promotion of Equal opportunities for LGBT Workers in the Public Sector in Brazil and the Inter-Americas”. The meeting took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 27-28 June 2013.

The Cape Town recommendations

20 Jul 2011

The delegates of the Third EI- PSI Sexual Diversity Forum in Cape Town reaffirm the Porto Alegre Declaration and the recommendations of the Second International LGBT Forum in Vienna, recognize the progress made thus far in the implementation of these, and recommend that the Executive Boards of EI and PSI continue to pursue recommendations from both forums.

EI-PSI Sexual Diversity Forum

20 Jul 2011

It was on Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday that 150 delegates from 45 countries around the world gathered in Cape Town, South Africa for a two-day forum on sexual diversity, organised jointly by two global union federations: Education International (EI) and Public Services International (PSI). This was the third joint LGBT forum for EI and PSI, and was billed as the largest LGBT event on the African continent.

LGBT trade union planning and coordination meeting

Date: 
30 July, 2013

This summer, PSI-EI will re-launch joint LGBT activities by organizing a trade union planning and coordination meeting at the International Trade Union House on 30 July in Brussels (5, Boulevard Albert II, 1210 Brussels, 14:00-17:30). This meeting is the day before the Human Rights Conference (HRC) of the Outgames in Antwerp, 31 July-2 August 2013.

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Human Rights Conference (HRC) of the Outgames

Date: 
31 July, 2013 to 2 August, 2013

The Human Rights Conference (HRC) of the Outgames will be taking place in Antwerp from 31 July-2 August 2013.

The PSI Brazil Public Sector Campaign to End Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: Proposals

The PSI Brazil Public Sector Campaign to End Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation: Proposals

1 Dec 2012

This document offers proposals that could be implemented in municipalities, either by the executive or legislative branches of government.

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Project to promote Equal Opportunities for LGBT Workers in the Public Sector in Brazil

01 July 2013
LGBT meeting Brazil

As part of the project to promote Equal Opportunities for LGBT Workers in the Public Sector in Brazil, a first meeting of the LGBT Committee of ISP-Americas was held on 27-28 June 2013 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.