Scots MEP Alyn Smith and his partner jumped out of a perfectly good airplane to raise money for LGBT Youth Scotland, smashing their fundraising target.
In a major boost to global LGBTI rights, the European Parliament today (Thursday) voted to emphasise the rights of minorities in the European Neighbourhood Policy.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP, member of the European Parliament for Scotland has applauded a historic decision of the US Supreme Court, which ruled today that gay and lesbian couples across the country have a constitutional right to marry under the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment.Read more
Alyn Smith MEP prepares for a daredevil skydive jump from the dizzying height of 10,000ft over St Andrews this weekend. Alyn and his partner, Jonathon, are going to take a ‘leap of faith’, jumping out of a plane in a filmed tandem skydive to support LGBT Youth Scotland.Read more
SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith welcomes the progress made across Europe in protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people but is concerned by the continued levels of discrimination across the EU.Read more
The European Parliament has urged Kyrgyzstan to dismiss a controversial new bill that would censor information on LGBTI issues. Alyn, a strong voice in defence of LGBTI rights, has voiced his support.Read more
Scotland's member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Alyn Smith, has welcomed today’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in the case of A,B and C that while Member States are entitled to verify the application of those seeking asylum based on their sexual orientation, the assessment procedures used cannot violate the individual’s rights to human dignity and private and family life.Read more
Scottish MEP Alyn Smith, member of the European Parliament’s LGBT Intergroup, today lauded the inclusion of LGBTI rights in the EU’s 2015 development strategy.Read more