LGBT votes in 2009-2014: LGBT rights at the United Nations (2/5)
During the 2009-2014 legislature, MEPs voted on LGBT issues over 250 times. In the run-up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on 17 May, we’ll publish a series of 6 infographics summarising political groups’ votes on key LGBT issues.
In September 2011, MEPs adopted a resolution encouraging the EU and Member States to be more active on LGBT rights at the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. This followed the first-ever UN resolution adopted on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Percentages indicate MEPs who supported the measure out of MEPs taking part in the vote. Nominal votes are publicly available on VoteWatch. Numbers were adjusted to reflect vote corrections.
The next infographic will be published tomorrow.
- Read our press release ‘European Parliament welcomes recent UN developments on sexual orientation and gender identity’
- Read the European Parliament resolution of 28 September 2011 on Sexual orientation and gender identity at the UN Human Rights Council
- Read all articles about the United Nations
- View all #LGBTvotes infographics