A report from ILGA-Europe, the leading LGBTQI organisation in Europe and Central Asia finds that amid a rise in official anti-LGBTI rhetoric fuelling a wave of hate crime in every country in Europe, there is a growing institutional resolve to tackle hatred and exclusion.
After some high-brow art by David Hockney and after some tummy-filling lunch at Jat with Nicolas, Nicolas and I visited the Louis de Funès exhibition at Cinéma Palace in Brussels.
As the 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people, we are at a juncture when governments can actively choose the right way forward, says leading LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe.
ILGA-Europe‘s ‘Annual Review 2021‘ shows that as a result of the unprecedented events of 2020, LGBTI people and communities in Europe have been pushed to the brink.
ILGA-Europe, Europe‘s umbrella for LGBTQI umbrella organisations, publishes each year its Rainbow Map and Rainbow Index ranking 49 European countries. 2020 is doomed to be coupled to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, which also influences the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people.
“With a lot of pain in our hearts we have to inform you that, as a consequence of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, we are cancelling this year’s cruise”, La Démence says in a communiqué.
The Cruise, also known as La Démence Cruise will sail from 5 tot 12 July 2020 on Royal Caribbean‘s Explorer of the Seas.