LGBT persons’ experiences of discrimination and hate crime in the EU and Croatia
A growing number of international and national developments have addressed the fundamental rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. Standards on non-discrimination and equality for LGBT persons have been further developed or reinforced by the European Union, the Council of Europe and the United Nations. Sexual orientation and gender identity have increasingly been recognised as grounds of discrimination in European and national legislation. In 2010, the European Commission asked FRA to collect comparable data on hate crime and discrimination against LGBT persons in all... EU Member States and Croatia. In response, FRA launched in 2012 its EU LGBT online survey, which received 93,079 responses. The survey delivers a wealth of comparable data, which allow FRA to develop conclusions and evidence-based advice. These can assist EU institutions and Member States in identifying and tackling the fundamental rights challenges that LGBT persons face through targeted legal and policy responses to ensure the protection and fulfilment of their fundamental rights.