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.
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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CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS WORKING WITH RACIALISED LGBTI COMMUNITIES

We are excited to launch a new call for project proposals to support the groups and projects that address the intersectional impact of injustice, racialisation, racism and specific harms affecting the lives of racialised LGBTI communities across Europe. Deadline for applications is 2 April.

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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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The Intersections Series

Our Intersections series takes a deeper look at the most recent European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) survey of LGBTI people, zooming in on the experiences of specific groups within the LGBTI community.

We have published nine reports, on lesbians, youth, older LGBTI people, intersex, trans and non-binary people, racialised LGBTI people, bisexual people, homelessness, and LGBTI people with disabilities.

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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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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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News

Joint statement: “Building an inclusive European Union of Equality”

We noted the advances in Equality which have been made by the European Union during this mandate. The appointment of the first-ever Commissioner for Equality […]
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A new roadmap for advancing the human rights of trans and non-binary people

A brand new Issue Paper from the Council of Europe on Human Rights and Gender Identity and Expression not only sheds light on the challenges […]
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Future visions: 7 LGBTI groups working for racial justice and equity

In this blog, marking International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, seven of our partner organisations share their aspirations, visions, and messages for the […]
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News

Skills Boost: Useful communications strategies for LGBTI activists

Register here to join us at 12:00 CEST (noon), Wednesday 3 April for a Skills Boost session designed for LGBTI activists who want your organisational […]
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Press Release

EU candidates called to protect democracy and LGBTI human rights amid political hostility

Amidst a climate where political forces across Europe are attacking the rights of LGBTI people, candidates in the forthcoming European elections are being called upon […]
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Open letter from ILGA-Europe and Italian LGBTI civil society on the occasion of the PES Election Congress in Rome

On Saturday 2 March, the Party of European Socialists is gathering in Rome for their Election Congress ahead of the June 2024 EU elections to […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest February 2024

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 341. February […]
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Report

Annual Review 2024

the 13th edition of our Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People in Europe and Central Asia. […]
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Press Release

Alarming surge in transphobic speech across Europe sparks concern for EU elections

Ahead of the EU Elections next June, a new report shows a stark rise in anti-LGBTI, and in particular, transphobic statements from politicians across Europe. […]
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Report

Our submission to the EC 2024 Rule of Law report

Over the past few years it has become increasingly clear that many government-led violations of LGBTI rights in EU Member States go hand-in-hand with an […]
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News

Call for participants: Solidarity and Skills for Communicating through Crisis

About Get Ready! Get Ready! is a 2-day ILGA-Europe learning event on crisis communications for LGBTI organisations in Europe and Central Asia. It will take […]
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News

Greece adopts historic bill introducing marriage equality

We welcome and celebrate with local activists the news that the Greek parliament has adopted an historic bill introducing marriage equality, granting marriage and adoption […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest January 2024

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 340. January […]
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News

Call for project proposals working with racialised LGBTI communities

Why we launch this call Last year, ILGA-Europe launched a new programme focused on work done by and for racialised LGBTI communities. With this call, […]
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Blog

Did you know that acceptance of LGBTI people is stronger than ever across the EU?

Published last month, the latest Eurobarometer report, charting public opinion in the European Union, shows acceptance of LGBTI people is clearly on the rise across […]
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Blog

5 things the LGBTI movement must do to continue achieving real change

This year marked the end of Evelyne Paradis’ tenure as Executive Director of ILGA-Europe. Here Evelyne shares five fundamental things she’s learned over almost 20 […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest: December 2023

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 339. December […]
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Attacks on LGBTI rights in Italy are human rights violations, Commissioner reports

Since the new Italian government came into power in 2022, it has been toying with the rights of LGBTI people. Draft legislation that would do […]
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News

Poland must ensure that same-sex couples are legally recognised, European Court rules

The European Court of Human Rights has issued a judgement against Poland in a case taken by five same-sex couples in the country, seeking to […]
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Press Release

Giving hope comes with responsibility to us, say activists from new EU enlargement countries

Today, LGBTI activists from Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia met with EU representatives in Brussels to explain serious challenges facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex […]
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Blog

2023: Our year in numbers

*The information in this infographic encompasses our work from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023
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Report

Intersections: The LGBTI II Survey – Persons with Disabilities Analysis

Disaggregated data, which can look deeply into the lived experiences of marginalised people, is a key demand of LGBTI and other human rights groups. With […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest November 2023

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 338. November […]
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News

ILGA-Europe’s statement on the Russian Supreme Court banning ‘the International LGBT movement” as extremist

Today, Russia’s Supreme Court banned what it called the “international LGBT public movement” as extremist. The LGBTI movement’s activities within Russia were said to “incite […]
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The ILGA-Europe Annual Conference 2023 in Pictures

In October we gathered together with 450 activists from across Central in the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana for the ILGA-Europe for the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference. […]
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