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European Leaders: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

European Leaders: It Gets Better! (VIDEO)

Thursday, May 17, is the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and this year Care2 is bringing you personal stories from around the world on the fight to eliminate anti-LGBT prejudice and discrimination. For our complete coverage, please click here.


To mark International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2012, over 50 European politicians and leaders from across the EU have joined forces to record an It Gets Better video.

The video features Members of the European Parliament telling young LGBTs in 17 different languages, from Italian to Bulgarian and Swedish to Polish, that it does get better.

The video features appearances from 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, who are all Members of the European Commission.

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5:02AM PDT on May 20, 2012

Europeans leading the way. Kudos

1:52AM PDT on May 18, 2012

That's what you call giving everyone a chance to be accepted for what they are. Europeans are on top on it....kudos!

10:41AM PDT on May 17, 2012

I don't like the EU, but this part I like.

7:06AM PDT on May 17, 2012

Os lideres da Europa estão de parabéns eu também sou contra a discriminação das pessoas tanto na vida social como no mundo laboral é um exemplo que a Europa esta a mundar para um futuro melhor

11:40AM PDT on May 16, 2012

thanks for sharing

9:55AM PDT on May 16, 2012

Marvelous example of real leadership!

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