Agence France-PresseFebruary 4, 2014 12:47
European lawmakers on Tuesday backed a call for the EU to fight homophobia and protect the rights of sexual minorities as fears rise of growing intolerance in many countries in the bloc.
"Homophobia must not be tolerated in Europe any more," said Greens MEP Ulrike Lunacek, who steered the resolution through the assembly.
"So many of us lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people have lived our lives in fear for too long. Fear of holding hands on the street, fear of being called names, fear of being thrown out of our houses, schools or jobs," Lunacek said.