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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Come Out For Europe!

We're calling the candidates in the upcoming European elections to pledge to protect the human rights of LGBTI people.

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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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The Hub is ILGA-Europe's centre for sharing of resources to strengthen and enhance the LGBTI movement. Become a member for free, access our wide range of easy-access materials and share your experience with the movement too

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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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Our Summer Party!

Thursday, July 4 · 6:30 – 11pm CEST at LaVallée, Brussels

We are excited to announce that tickets to the much anticipated ILGA-Europe Equality Fundraiser 2024 are now available. Join us for our summer party Brussels and show your support for the equality of all LGBTI people.  Last year’s event was sold out, so get your tickets now to guarantee your place!

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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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Blog

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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News

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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News

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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News

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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News

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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Blog

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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News

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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Blog

How employee-led initiatives are positively impacting LGBTI equality

LGBTI staff groups organise social events for LGBTI staff and allies, raise awareness and push for more inclusive employment policies within their companies, but can also have an important role […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest April 2024

Solidarity with the LGBTI movement in Kazakhstan We encourage individuals and organisations to join us in speaking out against discrimination and advocating for the rights […]
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News

European court to hear landmark case regarding discrimination against non-binary people

The Court of Justice of the European Union is to decide on lawsuit over the lack of provision of an option for non-binary persons, which […]
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Report

EU Enlargement Review 2024

ILGA-Europe together with ERA – the LGBTI Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Turkey, presents this LGBTI Enlargement Review 2024 assessing gaps in legislation […]
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News

Statement in solidarity with the LGBTI movement in Kazakhstan

ILGA-Europe stands with Kazakhstan’s LGBTI Community amid Russia-style attempts to criminalise LGBTI people and their human rights ILGA-Europe express solidarity with the LGBTI community in […]
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Blog

6 Tips to Get Local Media Supporting LGBTI Human Rights in the European Elections

In our joint effort to get candidates for European Elections to pledge their support for LGBTI rights, teaming up with the media is key. That […]
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Report

Strategic Framework 2024-2029

This Strategic Framework re-affirms our commitment and mandate to work with and for the LGBTI movement in all its diversity. It examines and expands on […]
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News

Top European Court Strikes Out Case Against Azerbaijan for LGBTI Arrest and Torture

Last week, the European Court of Human Rights decided to strike out A. v Azerbaijan and 23 other applications. The case involved a wave of […]
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Blog

Ukraine, LGBTI rights and joining the EU

Last year, Ukraine became a candidate country to join the European Union. But the country’s lack of LGBTI rights threatens to hinder the process As […]
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Report

Inventory of relevant SOGIESC case law and pending cases before the ECtHR and CJEU

In order to focus our strategic litigation efforts across Europe to fully protect and advance LGBTI rights, with this inventory ILGA-Europe wants to support members […]
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Blog

Roma and LGBTI: A spotlight on lived experiences

Today, as we mark International Roma Day, we celebrate a diversity of voices within the Roma LGBTI community, revealing the resilience, strength, and beauty of […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest March 2024

Over 150 candidates for the EU elections have already signed  our pledge It’s been just three weeks since we launched the Come Out 4 Europe […]
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Blog

6 ways to encourage European Election candidates to pledge their support for the human rights of LGBTI people

Here are some highly effective, but easy ways to engage your local candidates for the European Elections with the Come Out 4 Europe campaign towards […]
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