The Government Forwards The Draft Bill For Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics to the Legal Services

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A delegation from Accept – LGBT Cyprus met today with the President of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades, where he announced that the Government immediately forwards the draft bill on Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics to the Legal Service for technical examination.

This important step was made possible following lengthy discussions between the organisation and the Government, as well as the parliamentary parties, and aims to solve a big part of everyday problems faced by trans and intersex people in our country.

The organisation, which presented the draft bill to all the main Presidential Candidates, and who all pledged support to it, expects that the technical examination will be completed within the coming two months and that the bill will then be forwarded shortly after to the Parliament for discussion, regardless of the outcome of the elections.

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Annual General Assembly Accept – LGBT Cyprus: ELECTIONS AT THE CONFERENCE

ELECTIONS AT THE CONFERENCE

Date: Sat, 09/12/2017
Time: 10:00
Location: University of Nicosia

 

Dear Members, Friends of Accept – LGBT Cyprus,

Following our previous mailings regarding the Annual General Assembly of the organisation, we would like to inform you that the deadline for sending applications for the elections has now passed. You may now download the following files:

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Accept - LGBT Cyprus met with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades

A delegation from Accept – LGBT Cyprus met on Thursday, November 30th with the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades to discuss the difficulties faced by the LGBTI people in Cyprus today. On behalf of the Government, the meeting was also attended by the Minister of Justice Ionas Nicolaou. On behalf of the Council of Europe the meeting was attended by the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Stella Kyriakidou, the International Expert on Gender Identity Silvan Agius, the Vice Rector for Faculty and Research of the University of Nicosia and Chairman of the Bioethics Committee of Cyprus Constantinos Phellas and the Associate Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Cyprus, Aristotelis Constantinides.

 

The main topic of discussion during the meeting was the need to resolve key problems relating mainly to the trans and instersex communities in Cyprus. On behalf of the organisation, the President of Accept-LGBT Cyprus, Costa Gavrielides, presented a preliminary draft Bill on Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics which is currently being prepared by Cypriot and International lawyers and experts with the active support of the Council of Europe. The preparation of the draft bill is expected to be completed by the end of the month.

 

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ACCEPT – LGBT CYPRUS MET WITH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE STAVROS MALAS

 

A delegation from Accept – LGBT Cyprus met on Monday 27 November with the Presidential Candidate Mr. Stavros Malas to discuss the difficulties faced by the LGBTI people in Cyprus today. Additionally, the Presidential Candidate’s programmatic positions where presented to the organization.

 

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Accept - LGBT Cyprus to mark the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR)

Date: 
Mon, 20/11/2017 - 20:30
Location: 
University of Cyprus (Social Facilities Centre, building ΚΩΔ 07)

November 20th, has been established worldwide as the Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR), to honour the trans persons who lost their lives due to transphobia during the year. This year, 325 murders of trans people were recorded worldwide. The conditions and the terrible ferocity of their murders, clearly demonstrates the hatred behind the dreadful acts.  Let these conditions help us recall, even painfully, that, extremism, intolerance, and hatred should be condemned and repelled by the society and the states.

Accept – LGBT Cyprus will commemorate the Trans Day of Remembrance with a screening of the movie Boy Meets Girl (2014) by Eric Schaeffer. The screening will take place on Monday, November 20, 2017, at 21:00, at the University of Cyprus (Social Facilities Centre, building ΚΩΔ 07) at the main campus of the University of Cyprus in Nicosia and will be preceded by the lighting of candles in the courtyard of the University, at 20:30.  

The event is held in cooperation with the University of Cyprus’ LGBT Group + Friends and UCY’s Cine Club and is open to the public.

 

2017 Annual General Assembly Accept – LGBT Cyprus

Date: 
Sat, 09/12/2017 - 10:00
Location: 
University of Nicosia, Newton Amphitheatre

Dear Members, Friends of Accept – LGBT Cyprus,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to our 2017 Annual General Assembly on Saturday, 09 December 2017 in Nicosia at 10.00 at the University of Nicosia, Newton Amphitheatre, where we will have the chance to analyse the actions taken in 2017 as well as what the future holds for the organisation, together with friends and allies.

The topics up for discussion during the Annual General Assembly are:

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Με απόλυτη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκε χθες με την καθιερωμένη, στους δρόμους της πρωτεύουσας, Πορεία Υπερηφάνειας, το Φεστιβάλ Υπερηφάνειας 2017, που φέτος είχε ως σύνθημα «Speak Love» - Μίλα με αγάπη, για την εξάλειψη της ρητορικής μίσους. Έξι χιλιάδες άτομα έδωσαν το παρών τους στο Δημοτικό Κήπο Λευκωσίας, για να στείλουν το μήνυμα της αποδοχής και αλληλεγγύης. 

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