European leaders’ video on homophobia and transphobia

In Europe, growing up lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender can be challenging: difference often leads to bullying, self-harm, and sometimes suicide attempts. Studies consistently point to higher physical and mental health risks for LGBT young people.

For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012 on May 17, over 50 European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions joined forces to send a video message telling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) teenagers they are working to make things better and to put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

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