The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT rights reports on new guidelines to protect and defend rights for lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and intersex persons:
Monday, June 24, 2013 the European Union’s 27 foreign affairs ministers adopted a ground-breaking global policy. The Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Intersex Guidelines instruct EU diplomats around the globe to defend the human rights of LGBTI people.
The Guidelines will be binding. The EU’s diplomatic efforts will
revolve around four priorities:
Eliminate discriminatory laws and policies, including the death penalty
Promote equality and non-discrimination at work, in healthcare and in education
Combat state or individual violence against LGBTI persons
Support and protect human rights defenders