LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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Today's vote on the PACE resolution on “The functioning of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan” 

11 October 2017

The Greek parliament has voted to approve legislation on legal gender recognition in a plenary vote today (10 October 2017).

10 October 2017

The countries involved in the study were Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and the UK.

9 October 2017

ILGA-Europe have received reports of attacks targeting the 2017 Equality Festival in Zaporizhia. 

9 October 2017

The EU's journey to full ratification of the Istanbul Convention has continued in Strasbourg.

12 September 2017

LGBT in Britain reveals the results of a Stonewall-commissioned survey.

7 September 2017

Executive Director of ILGA-Europe, Evelyne Paradis, said: “With a noticeable rise in homophobic, biphobic and transphobic hate crime in a number of countries, and the lack of legislation to protect

31 August 2017

On 14 August, the United Kingdom granted refugee status to a prominent Nigerian LGBT activist, Aderonke Apata. The win ended a 13-year battle over her right to stay in the UK. 

30 August 2017

ILGA-Europe and TGEU invite you to apply to participate in a capacity building seminar on LGBTI asylum and a roundtable with public authorities in Brussels, from 27-28 November 2017**Revised deadline for applications: 19 September 2017**

11 August 2017

An overwhelming majority in the Maltese parliament has voted in favour of a bill to change the marriage act (and a number of related laws). 

12 July 2017

Children born by a surrogate mother in a country outside France (where there is a legal framework on surrogacy) can now be adopted by the partner of their biological partner.

7 July 2017

It’s official – marriage equality is about to become a reality in Germany.

30 June 2017

This year, in its 15th year of anniversary, the Pride March was banned by Istanbul Governor’s Office, a day before its occurrence.

25 June 2017

The Pride march was planned for Sunday 25 June in the vicinity of Taksim Square. 

24 June 2017

Find here more information about the upcoming training “Communicating and framing for social change”, 15-17 September 2017, Brussels. Apply now for a participatory training on framing for social change.

15 June 2017

Deadline for applications is 6 July 2017 at 18.00 CET. Please note: the programme is open only to Georgian LGBTI organisations or initiative groups.

6 June 2017
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Belgium will have a new law governing the legal gender recognition process.

24 May 2017

Here is a round-up of events, statements and celebrations that took place to mark IDAHOT 2017.

19 May 2017

The resolution condemns the widespread human rights violations in Chechnya. 

18 May 2017