LGBTQ discrimination more than doubles in 2023 in Switzerland

LGBTQ discrimination more than doubles in 2023 in Switzerland
LGBTQ discrimination more than doubles in 2023 in Switzerland

On the occasion of the international day to combat anti-LGBTIQ hostility, the Pink Cross association reports that hatred towards queer people is still very present in Switzerland. In any case, this is the conclusion that we can draw by referring to the figures from the LGBTIQ-Helpline. In 2023, the telephone line recorded 305 attacks committed against queer people, more than double the number observed in 2022. To symbolize this figure, Pink Cross rang 305 cell phones on Friday morning on the Federal Square.

The association deplores a significant number of reports concerning trans, binary and non-binary people. These represent no less than 40% of reported attacks. A third concerns gay and bisexual men. On a European scale, Switzerland is in 17th place in a ranking ranking countries from the most “queer-friendly” to the least. Malta, Iceland and Belgium appear on the podium as the most open countries towards queer people. Russia being ranked at the very bottom of the scale.

That said, Pink Cross still welcomes the efforts made at the Swiss political level, making particular reference to the canton of Valais which recently banned conversion therapy. In Geneva and Vaud, a similar approach is taking shape.


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