LGBTIQ Rights in Europe – Why it is important to Vote Labour in the European Elections on Thursday 23rd May 2019

European elections are being held this Thursday, 23rd May 2019 and polls are open from 7am until 10pm.

The Rainbow Rose group were campaigning in Soho, London because in the face of rising nationalism, populism and the backlash against LGBTIQ people across Europe we need to stand up and fight.

Rainbow Rose Eurpoe Soho 210519It is important to go and vote Labour in these elections whether you are leave or remain because the European Parliament elects the President of the European Commission.

At the moment this is held by a conservative but a social democrat Frans Timmermans is standing as the socialist candidate. He is supported by the Party of European Socialists and stands with us on equality for LGBTIQ rights. No country irrespective of their national Government should fail its LGBTIQ people and with Frans Timmermans a President he will stand shoulder to shoulder with us all. He signed the ILGA-Europe EU Come Out Pledge. This commits to:

  • Strengthening protection in EU law and policy
  • Ensuring an enabling environment for LGBTI human rights defenders
  • Ensuring EU leadership on LGBTI rights
  • Harnessing the power of their position
  • Being an ally to under-represented voices

Vote Labour on Thursday, 23rd May for Equality across Europe.

 

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