We work for LGBTI people's safety, equality and freedom

In collaboration with and on behalf of over 700 LGBTI member organisations across Europe and Central Asia, we are a driving force for political, legal and social change.
Rainbow Map 2024 is live!

Find out the legal and policy situation for the human rights of LGBTI people in Europe.

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Our Annual Review 2024 is out now!

It provides a snapshot of what happened during the year, at national, regional and international levels, and it documents progress and trends regarding the human rights situation of LGBTI people.

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Activists look to the future

Take a look at our zine of ‘Speculative Futures’ interviews, set in the year 2040, with LGBTI activists from across the region.

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Based in Brussels, our dedicated and passionate staff team works for a world in which each and every LGBTI person is free, equal and safe, through resourcing and connecting communities, driving political change, and amplifying voices. We understand that the movement is only as strong at its people, and we do our best to ensure our people remain our greatest asset. We offer a strong remuneration package, including pension payments, insurance plans, luncheon vouchers, trainings and more.

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Who was at the ILGA-Europe Equality Fundraiser?

A night of celebration and solidarity brought together a diverse array of supporters committed to advancing LGBTI human rights On 4 July 2024, Brussels was […]
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Trans woman should have been allowed access to hormone therapy in prison, says European Court

The European Court of Human Rights has found that Poland violated Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights, protecting the right to private […]
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Joint statement: Paving the way for an equality-centred policy cycle

Along with 140 civil society organisations across the EU, we are calling on EU leaders to include equality & non-discrimination as central priorities in the […]
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What European countries might soon start recognising non-binary people?

Interested in the current state of non-binary rights in Europe? This concise guide covers the most important updates and developments you should be aware of […]
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Joint Statement welcoming CJEU Advocate General on collection of gender binary civil titles

ILGA-Europe, TGEU and Association Mousse welcome the opinion of the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union confirming that the French […]
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Joint Statement welcoming European Court ruling that Russia’s trans parent’s foster-care termination violates family rights

In a judgement published yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights found that Russia violated the right to private and family life of a trans […]
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The fight against Georgia’s foreign agent law and anti-LGBTI legislation

In the face of rising authoritarianism, Georgia’s civil society and LGBTI community are battling draconian laws inspired by Russia, threatening their democratic rights and freedoms […]
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Joint Statement: European Court confirms requirement for legal gender recognition in Bulgaria despite rejected complaint

TGEU, ILGA-Europe, Bilitis, and the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee welcome the European Court of Human Rights’ confirmation of Bulgaria’s obligation to provide for reliable legal gender […]
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Remarkable and resilient Prides across Europe

Amid political turmoil, war, social issues and cultural changes, Pride celebrations in Europe continue to demonstrate the resilience and determination of LGBTI communities Today, on […]
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Strengthening security for LGBTI activism

In the work of activism, facing organised opposition and unexpected security challenges is increasingly common. To support you, we’re offering a series of webinars this […]
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Joint Letter: Germany urgently needs to finally allow EU to continue closing gaps on anti-discrimination with racism, xenophobia, LGBTI-phobia and sexism on the rise

The following open letter has been jointly sent to the German government by ILGA-Europe, the European Network Against Racism, European Disability Forum and Age Platform […]
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6 ways ILGA-Europe practice intersectionality

Over the past decade, ILGA-Europe has embarked on a learning journey to become an organisation that genuinely adopts an intersectional approach in all its work. […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: Intersectionality in the LGBTI movement

Intersectionality is a buzzword that’s often used, but what is true intersectionality and how do we fold it into the work of the LGBTI activist […]
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EU Election results: The challenges & opportunities

Today we dive into the mixed results of the European Elections, the shift to the far right in national elections, and the potential impact of […]
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Podcast

What the EU Election Results Will Mean for LGBTI Human Rights

Although the swing to the far right predicted in the European elections hasn’t been as radical as expected, with the progressive and centre-right still holding […]
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The intersecting consequences of a possible far-right vote in the European elections

As the European elections approach, the polls predict a significant shift towards the far-right. This anticipated surge reflects a broader trend of increasing nationalism across […]
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Letter to political leaders: Hate and violence against LGBTI people in Italy

ILGA-Europe and Italian LGBTI organisations sent an open letter to Italian party leaders calling for support to the Come Out For Europe campaign and counter […]
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Joint Statement: Milestone for trans and intersex rights in Europe

ILGA-Europe, TGEU, OII Europe, IGLYO and EL*C jointly welcome the inclusion of SOGIGESC grounds in new EU Directive on minimum standards for equality bodies On […]
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European court hears landmark case on trans rights in Hungary

The Court of Justice of the European Union held a significant hearing today concerning legal gender recognition for trans people in Hungary Today, the Court […]
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Press Release

EU Elections Candidates Across Europe Are Vowing to Support LGBTI Human Rights

As voters get ready to go to the polls in the European Elections, over a thousand candidates across Europe have pledged to protect and advance […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest May 2024

With elections looming, Rainbow Map shows that LGBTI rights have become a marker for the protection of democracy Published on May 15, our 16th annual […]
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Joint Statement on the Council of Europe Gender Equality Strategy 2024-2029

The Strategy includes a clearly intersectional approach that explicitly includes discriminations based on sex and gender and SOGIESC grounds, especially LBTI women. It also contains […]
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Keep Calm and Communicate: LGBTI Activists Share Crisis Communication Tips

Last month we brought together 25 activists from over 15 countries to discuss and learn all about communicating in times of crisis. With Pride season […]
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Hundreds of European election candidates pledge to protect LGBTI rights

Amid fears of a rise in the far-right in the European elections this June 6-9, the number of candidates who are demonstrating their support for […]
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Navigating Equality: Unveiling the 2024 Rainbow Map

In the dynamic world of human rights advocacy, working together is essential. Last week marked a significant event of mass collaboration – the release of […]
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News

Skills Boost: Get the most from digital ads

Join us on June 12 and June 26 for our Skills Boost sessions designed for LGBTI activists who want to learn more about digital ads […]
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Press Release

With elections looming, Rainbow Map shows Europe is not equipped against attacks from the far-right

As Europe heads towards multiple elections, including the EU elections next month, LGBTI rights have become a marker for the protection of freedom and democracy […]
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Joint statement in support of South African athlete Caster Semenya

ILGA-Europe, The International Commission of Jurists and the organisation Intersex International Europe jointly file a third-party intervention before the Grand Chamber of the European Court […]
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EU Court of Justice Advocate General calls for automatic recognition of legal gender recognition in birth certificates

In a significant development regarding the rights of trans people in the European Union, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European […]
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Joint civil society reaction to the adoption of the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence

Today, the Council of the EU officially adopted the EU Directive on combating violence against women and domestic violence As 13 civil society organisations1 which […]
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