France’s government wants to appoint its own ambassador for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. This was announced by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne on Thursday in Orléans. The commissioner should work internationally for the decriminalization of homosexuality and trans identity.
“In recent years, LGBT+ rights have been questioned, including on European soil,” said Borne. This is unacceptable. There should also be more French tax money for LGBTQ contact points in the future and further facilities should be set up.
At least two centers are to be set up in each region on the mainland. 40 years ago, France abolished a law that set the age limit for sexual consent higher for homosexual relationships than for heterosexual relationships. Homosexuality was officially decriminalized in 1791.