associations denounce a “deafening institutional silence” in the face of a “constantly increasing” phenomenon

Around fifty associations sent a letter to Gabriel Attal asking him for “the right to live in public space in safety”.


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Two women participate in a "lesbian march against state lesbophobia"in Paris, April 23, 2023. (CLAIRE SERIE / HANS LUCAS / AFP)

“We have the right to live in public spaces safely, freely and peacefully, without being afraid.” The Inter-LGBT challenged the Prime Minister, Gabriel Attal, on the “constant increase” LGBTphobic attacks in 2024, in a letter signed by around fifty associations and elected officials. The signatories denounce a “deafening institutional silence”according to the document consulted Wednesday May 1 by AFP.

A few weeks before “pride month”, in June, marked by numerous marches throughout France, the letter reports insults, homophobic tags and physical attacks on the rise, “both in number and intensity, without the police or justice system becoming alarmed or mobilizing in the face of this worrying phenomenon”. As the Paris Games approach, “it’s up to you to decide the image you want to offer to the world”launches Inter-LGBT to the Prime Minister.

The State urged to condemn any violent act

The associations are calling in particular for “systematic and unequivocal condemnation of all forms of violence, hatred and aggression against LGBTQIA+ people, associations and symbols, at the highest level of the State”. They call for “identify and list places and acts of LGBTphobic aggression to strengthen the protection of people and property”.

The signatories also wish to examine the effective implementation of the National Plan for equality, against hatred and anti-LGBT+ discrimination. This plan, unveiled in July by the government, provides for various measures: training law enforcement, supporting associations, better punishing insults in stadiums or even including same-sex families in school forms.

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