As Vice President of the Parliament's LGBTI Intergroup I work with colleagues across the parliament to advance the rights of LGBTI people. I stand up for the rights of those persecuted for their sexuality both in Europe and across the world, while encouraging other European member states to follow the UK's lead in championing equality. Below you can find out more about my work as Vice President of the group.
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As a Vice-president of the LGBTI inter-group, my colleagues and I in the European Parliament have been monitoring the progress of LBGTI rights in Ukraine in recent years. Despite the progress made on human rights we are concerned by recent developments on LGBTI rights and have written to the government of Ukraine to express our concerns.READ MORE
After receiving a perfunctory responseREAD MORE
Conservative MEP Dr Ian Duncan, Vice President of the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup, writes for PinkNews about the status of LGBT rights.READ MORE
Last month I hosted an LGBTI Intergroup meeting on LGBT rights in Turkey. We were joined by Sedef Çakmak, the only openly gay politician in Turkey and some of her fellow activists.READ MORE
The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU will take place on the 23 June. I believe it will be a once in a generation, perhaps even once in a lifetime, event. The question to be posed in the referendum is straightforward, the answer, a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ However, the relationship between the UK and the EU is anything but simple.READ MORE
The purpose of this paper is to consider whether membership of the EU provides an advantage to the UK in terms of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Intersex issues.READ MORE
On International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia I sent a message of support to the LGBTI community in TunisiaREAD MORE