European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

August 2015

No. 240. August 2015. In this issue...

ILGA-Europe

Bias motivated speech

Bias motivated violence

Education

Family

Freedom of assembly

Health

Legal gender recognition

Notice board


ILGA-Europe

 

ILGA-Europe has a new office

ILGA-Europe is growing. Therefore, on 24 August we moved from our old office on Rue Belliard 12 to a much larger office space at Rue de Trône/Troonstraat 60, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our new office!

 

Diversity Awards 2015: time to nominate!

ILGA-Europe has launched a new feature for this year’s Annual Conference: The Diversity Award. ILGA-Europe members can nominate an initiative based in Greece that they believe is doing exemplary work with those who are most marginalised both within society and within the LGBTI movement. Voting will take place during the conference and the winner announced during the final evening.
Please see here for more information and join us in recognising the important and diverse work being done in Greece
 

Bias motivated speech

 

Lawsuit to be filed against ‘homophobic’ bishop

Swiss LGBTI organisations filed a criminal complaint against bishop Vitus Huonder for “homophobic comments” made in a recent speech in which he quoted bible verses calling for homosexuals to be put to death.

Bias motivated violence

 

LGBT community centre attacked in Ukraine

On 30 August, unidentified men in masks attacked a community centre in the Ukrainian region, Kryvbass.The attackers threw smoke bombs at the community centre and destroyed the premises. During an attempt to stop criminals one of the centre visitors was attacked.
Read more on the website of Gay Alliance Ukraine
 

Knife attack on trans woman

On 4 August, a trans woman was attacked in her home in the Turkish city Afyon by an assailant wielding a knife. After the hate crime, she was treated at the hospital and the assailant was caught and arrested by the police.
Read more on the website of KAOS GL
 

Education

 

Deadline coming up: how to build GSAs in school?

COC-Netherlands and ILGA-Europe are jointly organising a capacity-building seminar on supporting youth to start GSAs (Gay-Straight Alliances) in schools. The seminar will take 6-8 November 2015 in Amsterdam. Deadline for applications: 1 September.
Read more about the event here
 
 

Family

 

European Rainbow Families Meeting 2015 to take place in October

NELFA, Network of European LGBT Family Association, is organising its 4th European Rainbow Families Meeting in Oeiras just outside Lisbon in October 2015. The event is hosted by ILGA Portugal.

Freedom of assembly

 

Odessa Equality March banned

 

Pride not welcomed in Venice, says city mayor


Health

 

WHO policy brief: Transgender people and HIV

 

New publication: Violence and empowerment - Psychological support for LGBTQ persons


Legal gender recognition

 

Polish Senate votes on first-ever Gender Accordance Act


Notice board

 

Call for Consultancy from the IDAHO Committee - Developing creative campaigning

The IDAHO Committee is looking for a consultant for an upcoming project. The objectives of the project is to support organisations defending sexual, gender and bodily diversities, especially in the global South and East to develop and implement innovative public campaigning strategies. Deadline for applications: 9 September.
 

Job opportunity - Advocacy and Policy Officer

Social Platform, the platform of European Social NGO's, is hiring an Advocacy and Policy Officer to join their team in Brussels in a full-time capacity. Deadline for applications: Friday 18 September, 17:00 CET.
Read more about the job opportunity here