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Read our Joint Statement on a New Milestone for Trans and Intersex Rights in Europe

June 5, 2024

An Important Milestone

Last month, two new directives on minimum standards for equality bodies were officially adopted by the EU, including the grounds of gender expression, gender identity, and sex characteristics in addition to sexual orientation as protected grounds.

This is an important milestone for trans, gender non-conforming, and intersex children and youth, because it's the first time sex characteristics have been mentioned, and the second time gender identity and gender expression have been mentioned.

Read our full joint statement with OII Europe, TGEU, ILGA-Europe, and EL*C to understand the work we've done together over the last two years to push for this recognition by the EU.

[Read the full joint statement]

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