Europe Wants to Hear from the LGBT Community

Europe’s official ministries of tourism are interested in making your travel to the continent an even more inviting one.  Europe already enjoys some of the most friendly LGBT laws and policies in the world. Twenty three out of 28 EU countries support same-sex unions. Same-sex sexual activity is legal in all EU states, and discrimination in employment has been banned since 2000.

The ministers of tourism in Europe want to hear from us — the LGBTQ community.  

Give your feedback to the European Tourism Commission (ETC) here.  

ETC’s Members are the National Tourist Organisations (NTOs) of 33 European countries, including 24 EU member states.

European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

Others: Iceland, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey.

Sharing your thoughts allows politicians, community organizations and businesses to understand what your biggest interests are and helps them to make sure LGBTs are counted.  

Giving your voice will be reviewed and discussed in Brussels by Europe. This is a critical time in the world. Europe is leading its efforts to welcome LGBTQ people. This summer, in fact, Paris will host the Gay Games.  

These ministers are ambassadors against discrimination, promote mutual understanding, fight stigma and advocate for social change.

“We will continue working for a better world in which neither terrorism nor homophobia are part of our reality," says Eduardo Santander, Executive Director of the ETC. “Through our recently signed partnership with IGLTA, we emphasize once more that the European travel sector supports inclusiveness and strongly condemns any acts that aim to instigate fear.”

Sharing your thoughts and plans should take less than 10 minutes, but will help leaders understand our community's needs more.  

Be sure to give your feedback to Europe.