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Spain has dropped to eleventh place in the European LGBT rights rankings.

Spain is in 11th place in the annual Rainbow Europe ranking, which is compiled by ILGA-Europe on the legal and political situation in LGBTI people in 49 European countries. Ten countries ahead is not good, but what’s worse is that Spain dropped four places in the rankings in one year – in 2020 and 2021 it was in sixth place – and nine in eleven years – in 2011 In second place. – .

ILGA-Europe itself lamented in a statement that “the progress of collective rights in Spanish territory is slowing down” after “negative trends” what happened in previous years.

FELGTBI+, who contributed to this report, added to the assessment that it was “particularly serious” given that “Spain has always been a benchmark in LGTBI+ rights.” “This means a wake-up call to keep taking steps forward and not stop at past earnings,” they add in a statement.

Map ILGA-Europe 2022. ILGA-Europe

As stated in the report, some of the criteria that lower Spain’s score are the non-recognition of non-binary people and self-determination, as well as the requirement for a diagnosis of gender identity disorder and mandatory medical intervention for transgender people. which “implies that it is still considered a medical/psychological pathology”.

The approval of the state law on transgender people and LGTBI is considered a key moment for the further movement of Spain forward.

Similarly, the report identifies needs for improvement, such as statewide ban on conversion therapy and the implementation of a public asylum policy that explicitly mentions all explicit reasons for all reasons (sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, gender characteristics). In addition to the legislative inequality between the territories.

Due to these rulings, the passage of the state’s Transgender and LGBT Act is considered key. For example, Oscar Rodriguez, spokesman for FELGTB, defends that “the adoption of state-level legislation will again place Spain among the most advanced countries in terms of LGBT+ rights and reduce the asymmetry between the territories of the state.” in accordance with the recommendations set out in Strategy for the Equality of LGBTIQ People 2020-2025 of the European Commission. Progress in the politics of equality always implies an improvement in the democratic quality,” he adds.

Malta tops the list

On the contrary, very good practices were noted in the European organization, first of all pointing out that Malta tops the rankings again.

Also, they are celebrating. Denmark increased by seven points in a year thanks to new legislation, and they emphasize Iceland for legislative recognition of transparency, among other things, Germany for a ban on genital mutilation of intersex people or France for banning so-called “conversion therapy” last year.

In addition, they pointed out that after “years of stagnation” in Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia which he believes casts doubt on “the narrative that there is a division between East and West in Europe regarding LGBTI rights”.


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