LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

About our Blog

The ILGA-Europe Blog is a place for respectful debate, discussion and ideas on issues in the LGBTI community and movement in Europe and Central Asia.

The blog does not necessarily reflect the policy or position of ILGA-Europe, its staff, board or members; it is a space for discussion, reflection and development.


We encourage readers of our Blog to leave comments and join the discussion. Readers are required to set up an account in order to comment, but they can comment anonymously without their name showing. 

We ask everyone to always be respectful of each other, and not to use rude or insulting language. We will not tolerate any form of discrimination or hateful behaviour and users who engage in such activity will be banned from the blog.


Most blog posts will be from ILGA-Europe staff and board members, and we will occasionally invite people to write guest blogs on certain topics


Submissions should be in English, and to a maximum of 1,000 words. We would prefer original posts, but you may submit something that has been published elsewhere if you think it meets our criteria and would benefit from further publication.

ILGA-Europe cannot publish all submissions, and our decision not to publish a submission is final and not subject to appeal either to staff or board members. We will also edit submissions, as appropriate. We do not have any control over blogs being republished elsewhere.

Please remember that if selected for publication, we will edit the post and may choose not to include the images you send us. We will always tell you if and when we plan to publish your blog and, if appropriate, tag you or your organisation in social media posts about the blog. Please be sure to tell us if you would like the blog published on a specific date.

The safety of activists and our colleagues is our highest priority. If you would like to submit an anonymous blog, or have concerns about posting on our blog, please contact our communications team to discuss your blog post.