A system that doesn’t recognise diverse sexualities, along with biphobia in LGBT communities and beyond creates a unique and distressing situation for bisexual asylum seekers, says Iranian immigrant in the UK, Zeynab Peyghambarzadeh.
It’s the largest first Pride that I have ever seen. Later we hear that we were 3000 participants!
This week, Iranti, Intersex South Africa, and the African Center for Migration and Society in partnership with ILGA-Europe brought a dialogue together with South African government.
As the Polish LGBTI community faces political demonisation and violent attacks, it’s time for our leaders to strategically put people first.
“If we make it ten steps, it will be a successful parade.” These are not the words that most Pride March organisers would ever want to say – but on the night before the 9th Middle Eastern Technical University Pride March, it was one we as the Pride organisers had to remind ourselves.
Do you know when EU citizens started to have the right to free movement across the European Union (EU), i.e. the right to live and work in any Member States they choose?
Mazen Masoud is a human rights activist from Libya who now lives in Bologna, Italy as a refugee. He is an intersex, trans and black person fighting racism.
I am Mazen, a Libyan refugee living in Italy since three years. I was born intersex, my family has chosen a female name for me. So this was the first episode of discrimination against me.
I have tried so much with other activists to change our culture in Libya, so all LGBTI people could live safely without discrimination or the risk of losing their lives.
According to ILGA-Europe’s Rainbow Map, for the past couple of years, Latvia has been in last place in the European Union when it comes to the legal and policy protections for LGBT+ people. Despite significant progress in societal acceptance of the LGBT+ community, Latvian politicians have remained highly conservative and continued to send a clear message that LGBT+ citizens are considered "second class". There were no signs that anything will change in this regard.
Soudeh Rad is a bisexual queer feminist woman of color, activist and researcher and is also a board member of ILGA Europe since 2017.
BiVisibility Week 2018 is over. It’s time for activists to take a moment of rest and start their everyday work for visibility, again. On BiVisibility Day, our social media - twitter, facebook and even Instagram - feeds were full of bisexuality related content. Ah! What an inclusive world!
Anna Shepherd, ILGA-Europe’s Fundraising Manager
Do businesses have a role to play in advancing LGBTI equality? Debate on this topic really erupted around Europe during Pride season this summer.