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.
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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OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 IN PICTURES

For the four days of our annual conference in Ljubljana last October, our roving photographers were there to capture every minute. Here are the highlights!

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Join Our Free LGBTI Activist Resource Sharing Centre!

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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Check out the Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2023!

Our annual benchmark of 49 European countries on their legal and policy situation for LGBTI people finds significant change in several countries.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Effective campaigns in support of LGBTI rights: How to avoid instrumentalisation and communicate without playing into polarisation?

All over Europe and Central Asia, LGBTI people are used by different political payers to gain the power. Our opponents create and feed harmful and […]
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JOINT STATEMENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN ITALY

Today, November 20, we celebrate UN World Children’s Day, and feel compelled to draw attention to the recent developments in Italy where some children no […]
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Call for applications: Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2010)5 comprehensive review, 2024

The Council of Europe will, in 2024, conduct a third comprehensive review of the Committee of Ministers Recommendation (2010)5 (CM/Rec(2010)5). The CM/Rec(2010)5 was previously reviewed […]
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Joint statement: Respect LGBTI+ rights in EU-Türkiye relations

Today, alongside five other international human rights organisations, we demand that the EU takes specific steps to ensure respect for the human rights of LGBTI […]
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Report

Intersections: The LGBTI II Survey – Homelessness 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: October 2023

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 337. October […]
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Press Release

Slovenia about to make a crucial step towards equality for LGBTIQ+ people

Today at a conference in Ljubljana, organised by Europe’s leading LGBTI organisation, ILGA-Europe, Slovenia’s State Secretary at the Ministry of Labour, Dan Juvan, committed to the next steps in preparing the National Strategy for the Equality of LGBTIQ+ Persons.
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Podcast

The Frontline Podcast: Changing Leadership, Changing Times

In the almost 14 years since Evelyne Paradis became the Executive Director of ILGA-Europe it has grown to become the largest umbrella organisation for LGBTI […]
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How a landmark new recommendation will help better protect LGBTI people in Europe

Intersex people’s rights, legal gender recognition without abusive requirements, the exploration of non-binary markers and bans on conversion practices are at the centre of the first-ever general policy recommendation focusing on LGBTI people’s rights to come from the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, which is part of the Council of Europe. Keep reading to discover how this will help protect and improve the lives of LGBTI people, and how queer activists can use it in their work.
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Rainbow Digest September 2023

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 336. September […]
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Creating our Annual Conference logo

As we get ready for our Annual Conference in October, we’re excited to share the collaborative design process for our Ljubljana 2023 visual identity.
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#BiWeek: Four things you didn’t know about bisexual experience

Our latest Intersections report on bi experiences in Europe has some interesting findings, both good and bad. To mark Bisexual Awareness Week, here are some key facts based on the region’s largest LGBTI survey to date about bi people and their lived experiences.
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Podcast

The Frontline: LGBTI activism now

For the past 18 years with ILGA-Europe, 15 of which she spent as the organisation’s Executive Director, Evelyne Paradis has worked closely alongside and on […]
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EuroPride host, Malta is No’1 on our Rainbow Map, but it’s not all a pretty picture

An LGBTI poster vandalised just a few days before the EuroPride in Valletta and an LGBTIphobic attack during Gozo Pride are strong reminders that despite strong legal protections, LGBTI people do not always enjoy full inclusion and safety in Malta.
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Open letter of the European Coalition on Sex Workers’ Rights and Inclusion to Members of the European Parliament Re: Prostitution Report

We call on the members of the European Parliament to reject the “Prostitution Report”. The criminalisation of any aspect of sex work further compromises vulnerable […]
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We work 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.

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