On 17 May, ALDE Party joined the global community in observing International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) in proud solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community.
Despite gains in recent years, the fight for LGBTQIA+ equality is far from over. In a 2019 survey, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights found that discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and sex characteristics was increasing in the EU.
Earlier this year, we spearheaded grassroots support for Renew Europe’s resolution to declare the European Union a LGBTI Freedom Zone. The resolution was passed by the European Parliament, but our fight for equality doesn’t stop there! As Europe’s liberals, we are continually striving for a more open and tolerant society, where all people are free to live and love without discrimination or violence because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Catch up these highlights from liberal leaders and some of our member parties marking IDAHOBIT virtually this year.
Today on #IDAHOBIT 🏳️🌈 and every day, Europe’s liberals stand proud with the LGBTQIA+ community. We will never give up on our fight for your freedom to choose and the right to a life of self-determination!#IDAHOT #IDAHOBIT2021 pic.twitter.com/ogmGxxAClD— ALDE Party (@ALDEParty) May 17, 2021
Ahead of #IDAHOT the @EU_Commission lights up in respect of the #LGBTIQ community.— Věra Jourová (@VeraJourova) May 16, 2021
Only through non-discrimination and protection we can achieve #UnionOfEquality. No matter who you love you should be treated fairly every single day.#EU4LGBTIQ #UnionOfEquality pic.twitter.com/nZTndkWJzC
This is our team in @LRSeimas We are not perfect, but we are united to fight homophobia, trans-phobia & bi-phobia in #Lithuania each day, everyday! #IDAHOTB2021 #equality #LGBTIQ #LGBTIQFreedomZone @ALDEParty 🇱🇹🇪🇺 pic.twitter.com/M8xW0hWvJP— Laisvės partija (@laisvespartija) May 17, 2021
🌈 Oggi è la giornata in cui festeggiamo la libertà di amare e di essere se stessi.— Radicali Italiani (@Radicali) May 17, 2021
Contro la violenza dell'omofobia, della lesbofobia, della bifobia e della transfobia.
Per garantire i diritti civili, sociali e umani.
Perché l'amore è amore.#17maggio #LGBT pic.twitter.com/pXuKdtQcnt
Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. A day to celebrate diversity, equality and love. We must end the prejudice faced by members of the LGBTQI community. #IDAHOBIT pic.twitter.com/AK7hmYPZij— Fianna Fáil (@fiannafailparty) May 17, 2021