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Xavier Jugelé: policeman killed in Paris was gay rights activist

Xavier Jugelé: policeman killed in Paris was gay rights activist

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Jugelé was a proud defender of gay rights.

A member of Flag, a French association for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender police officers, he had joined protests against Russia’s ban on “homosexual propaganda” before the 2014 Olympics.

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In support of the Orlando victims

In support of the Orlando victims

On behalf oorlandof the LGBTI+ staff of the European Institutions, the EGALITE Committee would like to express its deepest sympathy to the victims of the Orlando attacks.

Our thoughts are also with their families and friends.

More than ever, we shall keep up the fight for equal rights.

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Russian proposal defeated today in the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly

Russian proposal defeated today in the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly

The proposal from the Russia Federation to deny benefits to legal same-sex couples at the UN was not adopted today during a vote in the Fifth Committee of the General Assembly, with 80 countries voting against the proposal, 43 voting for it, and 43 countries abstaining.

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Not bothered about Europe? Think again. It’s time to come out and vote!

Not bothered about Europe? Think again. It’s time to come out and vote!

Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director of ILGA-Europe

In two weeks’ time, on 22-25 May 2014, the European elections are taking place. I have probably killed your enthusiasm and will to read further just by mentioning Europe. You probably think – “I am not bothered by the European elections”, “There is no point in voting”, “Europe is far away and does not affect my life”, “Europe is just a bunch of boring grey bureaucrats somewhere in Brussels”, “What Europe has to do with the human rights and LGBTI situation in my country?

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