The Commission is committed to combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. For this purpose the Commission has elaborated a List of Actions to advance LGBTI Equality to be implemented during the period 2016-2019.
Recent publications focused on LGBTI:
- Social acceptance and perceptions of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity:
- Overview of youth discrimination in the European Union
- Raising awareness and promoting LGBTI rights in the EU - Fact sheet 2014
- Public policies combating discrimination against LGBT poeple - Report 2013
- Discrimination against trans and intersex people on the grounds of sex, gender identity and gender expression - Report
- Public policies combating discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and how to overcome barriers - Tallin good practice exchange seminar - Report 2011
- Synthesis report 2010 situation of LGBT groups in the labour market in the EU
- Public policies combating discrimination against and promoting equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people (LGBT), The Hague good practice exchange seminar - Report 2010
More reports focused on the situation of LGBT across Europe have been published by the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organization (IGLYO) and the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET).
The most recent Eurobarometer on Discrimination survey, carried out in the 28 EU Member States and published by the European Commission in October 2015, revealed that
- 58% of Europeans believe that discrimination based on sexual orientation is widespread (12 percentage points higher than in 2012).
- 56% of Europeans believe that discrimination based on gender identity is widespread (11 percentage points higher than in 2012).
The previous Eurobarometer on Discrimination in the EU was carried out in 2012.