Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Europe

Council of Europe, dist. by Bernan & Renouf. 2011. 132p. maps. pap. $18.

The book cover of "Combating Discrimination on Grounds of Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity" by the Council of Europe Standards.


This “largest study ever made on homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe” based its findings on transcripts of interviews with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons; government statistics; and other data collected from 2004 to 2010. Subtopics include perceptions of LGBT persons; crimes committed against them; their access to health care, education, and employment; and relevant legislation. Thematic maps enable the reader to visualize key data. This publication brings intolerance to light but also shows how far the movement for LGBT rights in Europe has come. archive.equal-jus.eu/884




Awards Won

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2011 - Selection(s)