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Iceland releases extensive LGBTQ+ action plan
2022-10-02

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Iceland has published its extensive action plan on LGBTQ+ issues for the years 2022 to 2025, PinkNews reported.

The strategy includes an end to discrimination for queer blood donors, training in LGBTQ+ issues for police, "appropriate and unbiased" healthcare for trans people and more. Among the key changes laid out in the action plan is abolishing the blanket ban on men who have sex with men donating blood—which Iceland's health ministry has been considering since 2018.

Well-being is a central part of the action plan, with steps to help ensure the health of LGBTQ+ youth, elderly people and disabled individuals. The plan also includes steps in tackling LGBTQ+ domestic violence.

In addition, the country's parliament is pledging 40 million Icelandic krona (approximately $280,000 U.S.) to support ministries' LGBTQ+ projects within that time period.

Iceland—which already has strong LGBTQ+ protections in place, and in 2017 was found to be the least homophobic country in the list of members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)—passed 21 progressive measures in June.


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