Upcoming Intergroup event: Responding to hate speech

On Tuesday 8 October, the LGBT Intergroup will host an event on legal and policy responses to homophobic and transphobic hate speech in Europe. Co-organised by ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe, the seminar will introduce a new policy briefing: Responding to “hate speech” against LGBTI people.

Policies and laws need to respond to a double challenge: guaranteeing freedom of expression and finding ways to promote tolerance, including by combating incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence. ARTICLE 19 and ILGA-Europe strongly believe that there is no contradiction in this, and that freedom of expression, combined with strong anti-discrimination laws, education and training policies, is the best way to challenge intolerance.

This seminar will take place in Strasbourg, and will be open to the public. Guests must register online before Thursday 3 October at 16:00 CET.

Poster hate speech