We are calling on the Northern Ireland Executive to deliver a robust and comprehensive sexual orientation strategy.
We have identified three priority areas which need strategic action:
tackling prejudicial attitudes and behaviours towards LGB individuals; specifically in relation to homophobic hate crime and violence; harassment both inside and outside the workplace and homophobic bullying in schools
promoting positive attitudes towards LGB individuals
raising awareness of rights of LGB people themselves and amongst those with responsibilities under the sexual orientation equality legislation.
We have responded to the Private Member’s Bill consultation on NI Freedom of Conscience Amendment. Our response states that the Commission does not support either of the proposed amendments to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 (Sexual Orientation Regulations) as set out in draft bill.
Read our response in full: