„Imagine if you were attacked in the street just for holding hands with your partner. Imagine if your children were bullied or isolated at school just for who they are. Sadly, such experiences remain part of everyday life for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) citizens in Europe. Discrimination should have no place in our Union.“
— Věra Jourová
From '[http://ec.europa.eu/justice/discrimination/files/lgbti_actionlist_en.pdf List of actions by the Commission to advance LGBTI equality'], Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, 2016.