Wednesday, 07 June 2017 15:51

French Secretary of State Marlène Schiappa is now in charge of the fight against LGBTQphobia and discrimination

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For the first time, the fight against LGBTQphobia and discrimination are part of the official duties of a ministry in France.

After French people elected their new president, this one appointed a new government.

Secretary of State Marlène Schiappa is in charge of equality between women and men, and in charge of the fight against LGBTQphobia and discrimination.

"She will coordinate actions to combat acts of hatred and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to prevent these acts and to ensure the exemplary of sanctions when they occur.

"She will assist the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs in international negotiations aimed at promoting women's rights, real equality, the fight against homophobia and transphobia.

"She will work with the Minister of Education to define educational activities in schools on all her functions."

"It is important for me that LGBT people can have an interlocutor within the government. Daily homophobia still exists, and we must fight it relentlessly, in the media, in life, everywhere where homosexual people are subjected to intolerable imprisonment and massacres," Schiappa said.

The Secretary of State was immediately put to work. She met the two main LGBTQ organizations in France: the association Le Refuge (The Shelter) and SOS Homophobie.

During this meeting, they talked about homophobia in France but also about the situation of the LGBT community in Chechnya.

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