Peter Schieder (August 20, 1941 in Vienna, † October 11, 2013) was an Austrian politician (Social Democratic Party of Austria). He worked as a film critic (1961-1962) and editor-in-chief (1962-1964) of the magazine Trotzdem ("Nevertheless"), of the Socialist Youth of Austria (SJÖ). He was on the Board of Trustees (today: Foundation Council) of the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) from 1974 to 2001.
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As a young Member of Parliament in 1971, he was instrumental in lifting the total ban on homosexuality in Austria, and made LGBTI rights one of his priorities in his inaugural address as President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
Since 2008, Peter Schieder has been President of the International Institute for Peace.
Peter Schieder died on 11 October 2013 after a serious illness in Vienna. Federal President Heinz Fischer paid tribute to his childhood friend Schieder. "Democracy, justice and international cooperation" have always been the political leitmotifs of the deceased, according to Fischer.
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