‘Equality Bodies Promoting Equality & Non-Discrimination for LGBTI People. An Equinet Perspective’ was published in October 2013.
Published in 2013 by Stonewall, ‘Gay in Britain’ shows that many lesbian, gay and bisexual people continue to live in fear of prejudice, despite the significant progress in recent years to improve equality.
In 2013, Stonewall published ‘So…you think your child is gay?’ giving answers to some of the common questions that parents might have.
In July 2013, the UN launched a 12-month public information campaign to raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination and to promote respect for the rights of LGBT people.
‘The Hate Crime Report. Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in London’, shows that although crime rates may be dropping, LGBT people are still experiencing high levels of abuse.
On 26 June 2013, the Scottish Government introduced the Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament.
The Scottish Government published the ‘Consultation on the Draft Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill: Analysis of Written Responses’ on 27 June 2013.
On 24 June 2013, the Council of Europe adopted ‘Guidelines To Promote and Protect the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Persons’.
The Joint Committee on Human Rights published its Legislative Scrutiny of the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill on 14 June 2013.
On 17 May, TGEU launched the ‘Trans Rights Europe Map’ to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2013.