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European leaders take initiative against homophobia

May 17th 2012

For the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, over 50 European leaders from all EU institutions join forces telling LGBT teenagers they are working to make things better, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

On the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, over 50 European politicians and leaders from all EU institutions participated in a video initiative aimed at reassuring LGBT teenagers that they are working to make things better, and put an end to homophobia and transphobia.

The video message features Members of the European Parliament telling young people "it gets better" in 17 different languages, from Italian to Bulgarian and Swedish to Polish.

They are joined in the video by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament; Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council; and Cecilia Malmström, Andris Piebalgs, Neelie Kroes, László Andor and Viviane Reding, Members of the European Commission.

This video message is inspired by the American project It Gets Better, which aims to reduce self-harm and suicide attempts among LGBT young people.

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