International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia are still atrocious reality in our societies. But we, as Young European Socialists are strongly commited to fight these, and any other forms of discrimination. Therefore, celebrating the Internationa Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, we would like reafirm our demands:

• Young European Socialists demands complete freedom of gender identity and sexual orientation, guaranteed by the state, and sufficient anti-discrimination legislation to be implemented.

• Young European Socialists urges all member states to adopt equal marriage legislation and grant same-sex couples the right to adopt children. This recognition is essential to guarantee to same-sex couples or LGBTT individuals the same rights when it comes to being entitled to benefits or proper treatments. The forbiddance of blood donation to LGBTT people in some countries must come to an end.

• Same-sex marriages and same-sex partnerships must have the same legal status as marriages and partnerships between women and men, including equal social security benefits for same-sex couples. This includes equal rights for one spouse in case of illness, temporary or permanent disability and death of one of the couple.

• LGBTT people should have the same rights in terms of family planning, including the right to adopt children, equal access to artificial insemination and the right to unite families for same-sex couples.

• Young European Socialists demand that the “Gender Identity Disorder” diagnosis is withdrawn out of the catalogue of mental diseases of the WHO. It must be no longer necessary for any access to healthcare or legal procedures. Full healthcare access has to be granted for Trans* and Intersex people. Everybody has to have the right to change their legal gender, not only to male or female, but also to a third non-gendered category, and their name, with a simple and accessible procedure.

• Transgender people should also retain their re-productive rights after gender corrective surgery and any legislation demanding compulsory sterilisation must be abolished immediately as they are violating human rights.

• YES demands the immediate stop and ban of genitalia mutilation of intersex children.

• Young European Socialists calls upon all European countries, to give asylum to LGBTT people who are persecuted in their countries because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


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