The Prime Minister also announced the creation of a fund of three million euros to create ten new LGBT+ centers, in addition to the 35 existing ones. Prime Minister, Élisabeth Borne, announced Thursday August 4 that an “ambassador for LGBT+” would be named “before the end of the year” as well as “the creation of a fund of three million euros to create ten new LGBT+ centers”, in addition to the 35 existing ones. The head of government spoke during a visit to the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bi, trans) center in Orléans, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the repeal of discrimination between heterosexual and homosexual relations introduced into the Penal Code by the Vichy regime . This ambassador “will coordinate the action of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs for the protection against discrimination and the promotion of LGBT + rights and will carry the voice of France”, indicated Ms. Borne, in particular to defend “universal decriminalization of homosexuality and transidentity”. To read also Monkey pox: the Inter-LGBT castigates the government’s “lack of preparation” SEE ALSO – Fight against homophobia: Elisabeth Borne announces the creation of a fund of 3 million eurosThe Prime Minister also praised “the exemplary work of LGBT+ associations and centers”, “identifiable and accessible entry points for many people who do not know where to turn” and who, last year , “helped nearly 6,000 people across our country.” The fund of three million euros should enable the creation of ten new centers, so that there are at least two centers in each region of France and at least one center in each overseas region. “The battle of mentalities has not yet been won”, warned Élisabeth Borne, noting that “anti-LGBT + hatred continues to exclude, injure and even sometimes kill”. Minister Caroline Cayeux, who had caused an outcry in mid-July, in particular for having designated homosexuals by the formula “those people”, the head of government deplored “hurtful expressions” but hammered that there was no “no ambiguity about the commitment of all the members of (his) government, who have the same vision of a progressive society”. reparation for those convicted of homosexuality between 1942 and 1982, the Prime Minister said she “heard it” and would “look at it”. “It’s not a simple subject to know how to repair injuries that may have been caused by discrimination”, she pointed out, considering “it is important, already, to note that the introduction of discrimination in the law had been a fault, and to salute and commemorate the repeal of these provisions”. if one of the partners was a minor (at the time, 21 years old). Discrimination remained in force when the age of majority was lowered to 18 in 1974, before the left repealed it in 1982 and aligned sexual majority at 15, regardless of the sex of the partners.
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