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

In collaboration with and on behalf of over 600 LGBTI member organisations across Europe and Central Asia, we are a driving force for political, legal and social change.
The ILGA-Europe Equality Fundraiser

Join us on 28 June, 18:30 at LaVallée Brussels for an evening of drinks, networking, queer entertainment and, most of all, solidarity!

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How we're working to respond to the war in Ukraine

Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, we have been working alongside and on behalf of LGBTI activist organisations to support the humanitarian response, under three strands: Information, Action, and Direction.

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Rainbow Europe 2022 is live!

Our 2022 Rainbow Europe Map finds that over the past 12 months a new dynamic has appeared to fill in the gaps that exist around LGBTI rights and push standards, giving governments ground to build upon as democracy in Europe faces exceptional challenges.

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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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Our Annual Conference

This year’s ILGA-Europe conference  will take place the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, from 19-22 October 2022. After three years not being able to gather in person, we’re thrilled to be able to bring our movement together in the same space once more, knowing how important it is for us all at this moment in time, and how much we need to experience connection, solidarity and inspiration with and from each other.

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Joint statement on Protecting Abortion Access in Europe

AS the decision by the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, thereby dismantling the US constitutional right to abortion, ILGA-europe joins the center […]
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Call to action protecting abortion access in europe

With the decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, thereby dismantling the US constitutional right to abortion, ILGA-Europe joins the […]
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Blog

How we created our brand-new website to support LGBTI activism

After 18 months of planning and work, the team at ILGA-Europe are proud to introduce our brand-new website. It shows the range of work we do and LGBTI activists and organisations can now easily find the information they need. Keep reading to learn more about how it was developed and how you can make the most of it.
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News

Complaint Filed with EC Against Lack of Free Movement for Same-sex Couples in hungary

ILGA-Europe, alongside a Hungarian activist organisation, have filed a complaint against Hungary because of its refusal to implement the 2018 Coman judgement, which recognises that […]
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The United Nations has identified LGBTI people as a group specifically affected by the war in Ukraine

Working alongside ILGA-Europe, the UN High Commissioner for Refugee has published recommendations for humanitarian actors working with LGBTI people affected by the war in Ukraine.
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Newsletter

Rainbow digest: May 2022

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 320. May […]
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Polish public broadcaster TP in EU Court for Discrimination Against Self-employed LGBTI Person

Today, the case of J.K. vs the Polish public broadcasting company TP, in which the applicant is seeking compensation for the discontinuation of his freelance […]
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Blog

6 tips for LGBTI organisations partnering alongside a business in Pride season

How businesses engage with LGBTI inclusion has changed enormously in the last decade. Today, more businesses actively seek to work together with civil society organisations, while these may find new allies in the private sector. If you are part of an LGBTI group and are considering to collaborate with companies as Pride season kicks off, this blog and our Frontline podcast mini-series are for you.
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Joint committment to LGBTI people in and fleeing Ukraine

On May 17, UNAIDS and ILGA-Europe co-hosted an event to mark IDAHOBIT. Panellists addressed the existing gaps within the humanitarian response in the context of the war in Ukraine, and concluded with recommendations and commitment to better protect the human rights of LGBTIQ+ people staying in Ukraine or who have left.
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Children born intersex are at risk in most European countries. Here’s why

ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map of the legal situation for LGBTI people in Europe has a brand-new category: Intersex Bodily Integrity. It’s an essential expansion, because in across Europe and Central Asia, intersex people, and especially children, are still at risk.
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News

Bulgarian Court Rules Baby Sara Must Be Issued Birth Certificate

A Bulgarian court has ordered city hall authorities in the capital city of Sofia to issue a birth certificate to the baby born to a […]
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European Court Rules Against Armenia Inaction in Anti-LGBTI Hate Crime Case

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that authorities in Armenia failed to protect an LGBT bar owner and activist from homophobic physical and verbal […]
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Report

Integrating LGBTI inclusive Gender Based Violence risk prevention, reduction and mitigation in the context of war in Ukraine

The ongoing war in Ukraine has resulted in the need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing […]
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Keeping LGBTI people safe as the war in Ukraine continues

To mark IDAHOBIT on May 17, ILGA-Europe and UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, will host an event focusing on the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in and from Ukraine. Here, our Executive Director, Evelyne Paradis speaks to UNAIDS about the particular challenges facing LGBTIQ+ people caught up in war.
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Blog

Rainbow Europe Map shows countries pushing forward with LGBTI rights as democracy is confronted

Our brand new Rainbow Map shows steps forward in LGBTI rights in several countries, spelling out that equality is at the core of democracy in Europe. But while some are pushing forward, others continue to instrumentalise LGBTI discrimination to erode freedom.
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Report

Rainbow Europe Map and Index 2022

The 2022 Rainbow Europe Map finds that over the past 12 months a new dynamic has appeared to fill in the gaps that exist around LGBTI rights and push standards, giving governments ground to build upon as democracy in Europe faces exceptional challenges.
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News

IDAHOBIT 2022: Rights of LGBTQI+ people in and from Ukraine

On the occasion of IDAHOBIT, ilga-eUROPE and UNAIDS are hosting an event focusing on the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in and from Ukraine.
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Blog

#LesbianVisibilityWeek: The situation for lesbian women in and from Ukraine

Like all members of the LGBTI community who have either remained in Ukraine, or are on the move to a safer place, lesbians are facing specific challenges and needs. This Lesbian Visibility Week, we’re learning more.
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Podcast

The Frontline: Working Alongside Businesses to Shift Attitudes

We’re looking at this through the lens of one very successful partnership and campaign, between Mermaids, a UK organisation helping trans, nonbinary and gender diverse […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: How Businesses Can Support LGBTI Equality

In this, the second episode of our new mini-series exploring the opportunities and challenges that come with businesses supporting LGBTI equality, we’re taking a closer look […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: Making the Business Case for LGBTI Equality

Over the past few years, more and more companies have been engaging with LGBTI rights and equality, from putting inclusive employment policies in place, to […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: The Private Sector and LGBTI Equality – Mini-series Introduction

With the war in Ukraine and the Russian threat to democracy it has intensified, now more than ever we need to be working together across […]
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Organisational development & design

Creating and evolving organisations, groups, collectives and networks is at the core of social change work. There is no universal recipe for success here. A […]
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#UkraineLGBTI Update: LGBTI shelters need urgent support, medication continues to be a major issue and more

Here’s our latest update on what’s happening for LGBTI people either staying in or fleeing Ukraine, the ways we’re working to help, and how you can urgently help too.
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Report

Treasurer’s report 2021

It goes without saying, that even without the perturbations of COVID-19, both financial and organisational, the year was a period of complex work to secure […]
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Report

Briefing Note: Ukraine war: Temporary protection and LGBTI people in EU member states

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Report

Briefing Document: Ukraine war – Medications needed by trans and intersex people

The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has resulted in need for immediate action to address the needs both of a significant population of Ukrainians fleeing the […]
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News

Anti-LGBT Hungarian Referendum is in Bad Faith, says ILGA-Europe

A referendum to be held this coming Sunday during the Hungarian general elections carefully designed to force voters into siding with the current ruling party, […]
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Contacts if you are an LGBTI person fleeing Ukraine

If you are LGBTI who fled the war and need help, this is who you can contact Belgium: Rainbow House Brussels: http://rainbowhouse.be/en/about-us/ Czechia: Email hotline: help@praguepride.com Czech […]
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Trans Day of Visibility 2022: Here’s what you absolutely should know about trans communities from Ukraine

It’s March 31, Trans Day of Visibility. To mark this day, at ILGA-Europe we want to commend the amazing work trans-led organisations are doing as the war in Ukraine continues, and tell you about the current needs of trans communities staying or leaving the country.
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