En un moment en què molta gent pateix assetjament per la seva condició LGBTI, és important recordar-los que, a moltes i molts, això ens enerva, i que, en tant que representants europeus, treballem diàriament contra l’homofòbia i la transfòbia, i estem decidits a continuar fent-ho.
“In Europe, growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be challenging:difference often leads to bullying, self-harm, and sometimes suicide attempts.Studies consistently point to higher physical and mental health risks for LGBT young people compared to their heterosexual peers.
In 2012, the global theme of the International Day Against Homophobia and
Transphobia1 is youth and education. In a touching and fast-paced video message, European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions will join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to ‘make things better’2, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.
This unique video will feature Members of the European Parliament addressing young people in 17 different languages, from Italian to Bulgarian and Swedish to Polish.
They are joined in the video by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament; Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council; Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative; and Cecilia Malmström, Andris Piebalgs, Neelie Kroes, László Andor and Viviane Reding, Members of the European Commission.”