Italian LGBTQA+ Are the Most Discriminated in Europe, Says EU Study

According to a study made by the European Union Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) and published Oct. 28th, the LGBTQA+ community in Italy is among the most discriminated in...

According to a study made by the European Union Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) and published Oct. 28th, the LGBTQA+ community in Italy is among the most discriminated in Europe.

54% of those asked have reported that they have suffered discrimination. Of those polled, only 8% are out. Italy also performs poorly when it comes to offensive language used by politicians and lack of inclusive legislature, as reported by ANSA.

This study was presented in the first EU LGBTQA+ rights conference. The current presidency of Italy in the Council of Brussels emphasized the responsibility of the European Union when it comes to equality, respect and tolerance and their commitment to the fight against discrimination, as reported by Gazzetta del Sud.

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