We live in age of misinformation and fake news. Many people therefore are of the view that discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) groups has greatly diminished. However, unfortunately the reality is that the picture is much more complex.
ILGA-Europe’s , a leading international NGO focused on this issues states in its 2020 review:”Yes, there are good news stories, which we must acknowledge, celebrate and build upon, but while we pay attention to positive developments, we must not be blind to the larger picture, which is less reassuring”
Similarly, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency 2020 report(the results of a survey of 140,000 LGBTI people) is entitled “A long way to go for LGBTI equality”. The report highlights the fact that a majority of LGBTI respondents (58 %) had experienced, ”harassment in the form of offensive or threatening situations – including incidents of a sexual nature – at work, on the street, on public transport, in a shop, on the internet, or anywhere else.”