In a symbolic gesture to embrace sexual and gender minorities, the city of Paris marked International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by announcing it will declare itself an "LGBTQI+ freedom zone". It also hosted the Global Conference on the rights and inclusion of LGBTI+ youth.
Paris city hall said on Monday that it wanted to show "its strong international support for [LGBTQI+] people under threat" and would present a motion to declare the entire capital a "LGBTQI+ freedom zone" at the next Paris council meeting in early June.
The initiative follows in the footsteps of the European Parliament which adopted a similar resolution in March in reaction to the "LGBT ideology-free zones" declared by a hundred local authorities in Poland.
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