The report focuses on the attitude of European countries with regard to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) who apply for the status of refugee because they suffer persecution in their country of origin. It shows notable differences in how European countries deal with the issue, while Europe was to create a Common Asylum System. The report analyses the main legal issues in relation to LGBT asylum seekers, such as the underestimation of the criminalization of sexual orientation and homophobia in the countries of origin by some European states. It approaches both the European legislation on the subject as well as the practice of Member States.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.