European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

About the Glossary

Our glossary will guide you through a list of ILGA-Europe’s most commonly used phrases and acronyms.

By defining how and when we use particular terms, we hope to clear away any misunderstandings and make the jobs of LGBTI activists, journalists, policy makers, students and researchers easier.

Language is a living thing and its usage changes over time. ILGA-Europe will review the glossary regularly so please get in touch with our Communications Team if you have any comments or suggestions for terms we should include. Send an email to Emma Cassidy, Media & Communications Officer