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LGBT Equality Pledge Signed by 19% of  Parliament Members 

Nineteen percent of elected members of the 736-seat European Parliament have signed the International Lesbian & Gay Association (ILGA) European Elections Pledge and have committed to LGBT equality.  

In total, 871 candidates from 26 EU Member States have now signed the Pledge. This makes it 6% of a total number of 14,933 registered candidates in all 27 Member States. Together with members and partners, ILGA-Europe made a huge effort in approaching the candidates.