LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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17 January 2022

A survey of LGBTI organisations across Europe and Central Asia finds they face significant challenges in the face of growing anti-LGBTI forces, and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

11 January 2022

Today, December 14, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that if one EU member state recognises a parental relationship between a child and its parents, then all member states sh

14 December 2021

Today, with its initiative to tackle hate crime and hate speech across the European Union, the EU Commission has recognised ever-growing violence and hate speech against LGBTI people by including s

9 December 2021

Today, 2 December 2021, the European Commission (EC) began the second phase of its infringement procedure against EU member state, Hungary, due to discriminatory amendments adopted on 23 June in th

2 December 2021

It is a pivotal moment for the European Commission to live up to its commitments made in the LGBTI Equality Strategy and take effective and meaningful action to ensure safety for and dignity of LGBTI people.

30 November 2021
A group of people after the trial.

Leading European LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe welcomes the decision of a Turkish court to acquit 19 activists, who were charged with “unlawful assembly” for their participation in a peaceful LGBTI+ Pride march in 2019.

8 October 2021

Join our webinar on ‘Community organising for older LGBTI persons’ on Friday, October 1 at 11 AM (CEST).

20 September 2021

In a judgement released today on the case of X.

16 September 2021

The vast majority of displaced Afghans will likely be hosted in the neighbouring countries, as has been the case over decades of displacement from Afghanistan.

25 August 2021

Today, July 15, the European Commission announced that it will take landmark infringement procedures against both Hungary and Poland.

15 July 2021

Today, in a landmark judgement strongly welcomed by TGEU and ILGA-Europe, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of a woman in Russia who was denied access to her children because of her gender identity and transition.

6 July 2021

Since 30 May 2021, there have been credible reports of a series of attacks against LGBT

6 July 2021
European Commission's Berlaymont and rainbow lights

Ahead of the EU’s General Affairs Council, where Article 7 procedures against Hungary and Poland were to be discussed on 22 June, ILGA-Europe has been informing EU ministers about systematic breach

25 June 2021

Today, 15 June, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a number of amendments which directly discriminate against LGBTI people.

15 June 2021

ILGA-Europe statement on the proposed anti-LGBTI amendments by the Hungarian parliament.

11 June 2021
Ukraine flag

The LGBT+ community, feminists and other social groups in Ukraine are constantly facing attacks by conservative and ultra-right groups, attacks on educational events and intimidation of community activists and people.

4 June 2021

On May 29, Zhanar and Gulzada were violently attacked by a group of 30 men in Shymkent city in the south of Kazakhstan as they were trying to organise an event on women’s rights for a group of loca

2 June 2021

The Court found a violation of Article 8 (right to private and family life) and 11 (freedom of association and assembly) together with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination).  

1 June 2021