The Queer Cyprus Association is calling on European Parliament Candidates to sign LGBTI + Friendly Candidate Pledge
The 2019 European Parliament elections come in an increasingly polarized social and political climate. The very core values and standards upon which the EU was founded – respect for human dignity and human rights, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law – are being called into question and human rights, in particular the human rights of LGBTI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Plus) people, are facing a forceful challenge. As Queer Cyprus Association (QCA), under ILGA Europe organization, we are carrying out a campaign regarding candidates who pledge to be involved in issues of LGBTI+ within their respective countries that they will be representing at the Parliament. The pledge contains five issues such as;
- Strengthening of protection in EU law and policy,
- Ensuring an enabling environment for LGBTI+ human rights defenders,
- Being an ally to under represented voices,
- Ensuring EU leadership on LGBTI+ rights, and
- Harnessing the power of the MP’s position.
For more information on Pledge: http://www.comeout.eu
About Queer Cyprus Association:
The Queer Cyprus Association is an NGO working actively to combat discrimination against gender, gender expression, sexual orientation and gender identity and to actively promote LGBTI + rights in different areas such as law, education and psychology.
For more information: www.queercyprus.org