EU LGBTI Strategy 2020-2024: Key EU legislative and policy initiatives for LGBTI rights in Europe and beyond – Proposal by ILGA-Europe

The policy brief presents concrete proposals of legislative and policy initiatives to be included in the EU LGBTI Strategy. 

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EU Election results: The challenges & opportunities

Today we dive into the mixed results of the European Elections, the shift to the far right in national elections, and the potential impact of […]
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Podcast

What the EU Election Results Will Mean for LGBTI Human Rights

Although the swing to the far right predicted in the European elections hasn’t been as radical as expected, with the progressive and centre-right still holding […]
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The intersecting consequences of a possible far-right vote in the European elections

As the European elections approach, the polls predict a significant shift towards the far-right. This anticipated surge reflects a broader trend of increasing nationalism across […]
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Press Release

EU Elections Candidates Across Europe Are Vowing to Support LGBTI Human Rights

As voters get ready to go to the polls in the European Elections, over a thousand candidates across Europe have pledged to protect and advance […]
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Hundreds of European election candidates pledge to protect LGBTI rights

Amid fears of a rise in the far-right in the European elections this June 6-9, the number of candidates who are demonstrating their support for […]
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Report

EU Enlargement Review 2024

ILGA-Europe together with ERA – the LGBTI Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Turkey, presents this LGBTI Enlargement Review 2024 assessing gaps in legislation […]
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6 Tips to Get Local Media Supporting LGBTI Human Rights in the European Elections

In our joint effort to get candidates for European Elections to pledge their support for LGBTI rights, teaming up with the media is key. That […]
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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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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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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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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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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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Report

EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy – Second year implementation evaluation

Half-way through, the evaluation of LGBTI organisations is positive, but also pointing clearly to where more is needed to ensure the implementation of the strategy […]
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Report

EU Enlargement Review 2023

ILGA-Europe has worked with ERA – LGBTI Rights Association for the Western Balkans and Turkey, to produce our annual LGBTI Enlargement Review, assessing gaps in […]
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Activists on Accession to the EU

Although achieving EU membership can take several years, even decades, the accession process can already have a positive impact in LGBTI people in a candidate country. We speak to activists in the latest candidates, Ukraine and Moldova, and from Montenegro, which has been a candidate since 2010.
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News

Hungary to be Brought Before Top EU Court For its Ban on LGBTI Content

The European Commission has referred Hungary to the CJEU over discriminatory amendments adopted in June 2021, which ban the “portrayal and the promotion of gender […]
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EU Ministers must act on the serious breach of EU’s rule of law and values in Poland

While Poland keeps attacking LGBTI people and their rights, ILGA-Europe have signed a joint letter along with 86 other NGOs asking EU Ministers to take action.
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The EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy: What’s Happening One Year On?

Just over a year ago, the European Commission adopted the first ever EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy, committing to be at the forefront of efforts to better protect LGBTIQ people’s rights. But how far has the Commission gone in its implementation so far? We looked closely, and here are our five conclusions.
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Podcast

Hope and the LGBTI Movement in 2021

It was a year of further lockdowns, of new strains of the COVID virus, and the uncertainty they have brought, and most of all, enormous […]
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Press Release

EU Holds Firm in Face of Hungary’s Blatant Lies Surrounding Anti-LGBTI Law

As the European Commission takes the second step in its infringement procedure against Hungary, Europe’s leading LGBTI organisation welcomes its clarified commitment to the equal […]
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Report

EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy – First year implementation evaluation

The first ever EU LGBTIQ Equality Strategy, adopted in November 2020, is a major step in the EU’s overall commitment and detailed efforts to ensure […]
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Policy Paper

Policy Briefing on LGBTI Refugees and EU asylum legislation

LGBTI asylum seekers are often at risk of additional danger because of their SOGIESC during their journey and upon arrival in the country where they […]
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News

Joint Statement: Current priorities for an EU response to the situation in Afghanistan

As European NGOs working on asylum and migration and Afghan Diaspora organisations in Europe, we are alarmed about the situation in Afghanistan and concerned above all about the security of the people of Afghanistan, both those within the country and those displaced and seeking protection in the region and beyond.
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Press Release

With today’s infringements the EU has clarified that member states can no longer act against human rights with impunity

According to ILGA-Europe, the infringement procedures announced by the European Commission today show that the EU has come to a tipping point; after years of […]
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Press Release

Europe’s leading LGBTI rights organisation calls on EU to act as Hungarian parliament adopts legislation censoring communication about LGBTI people

As Hungary adopts Russian-style anti-LGBTI legislation, it is time for the EU to use all instruments available to hold its member state accountable for the […]
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Podcast

Rainbow Family Rights in Europe – Part 6: The Future

ILGA-Europe’s advocacy director, Katrin Hugendubel and Björn Sieverding from the Network of European LGBTIQ Families explore the issues coming down the line in terms of […]
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The lived realities of LGBTI people in every single EU country show that it’s not yet an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone

The EU is now an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone, as declared by the European Parliament. This is great news, but real action must be taken to make this a lived reality for LGBTI people across the EU.
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News

Is The EU an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone? 

The ambition is right, but the reality is very different, says leading European LGBTI rights organisation
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Joint manifesto for an inclusive and comprehensive eu gender-based violence policy for all

Together with the under-signed organisations we call on the European Union to adopt a forward-thinking and truly inclusive approach to gender-based violence – that leaves […]
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Podcast

The Frontline: 2020 – The EU & LGBTI Equality in an Extraordinary Year

In March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic went global, we worried that equality would slip off EU agendas as lockdowns and an unprecedented economic crisis […]
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