We work for LGBTI people's safety, equality and freedom

In collaboration with and on behalf of over 700 LGBTI member organisations across Europe and Central Asia, we are a driving force for political, legal and social change.
Working With Racialised LGBTI Communities: Our Latest Call for Project Applications

Our brand-new 12-month programme focuses on the work being done by and for racialised LGBTI communities in Europe. We’ll be supporting up to 15 organisations’ work on socio-economic justice for racialised LGBTI communities through a combination of grants and regular peer learning.

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How we're working to respond to the war in Ukraine

At ILGA-Europe we recognise that the war is not going to be a short-term situation for vulnerable people in Ukraine, Russia, neighbouring countries, and all countries in Europe and Central Asia that are and will be hosting displaced people. Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, we have been working alongside and on behalf of LGBTI activist organisations to support the humanitarian response under three strands: Information, Action, and Direction.

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Our Rainbow Europe Map: 2022

Our 2022 Rainbow Europe Map found that a new dynamic appeared to fill in the gaps that exist around LGBTI rights and push standards, giving governments ground to build upon as democracy in Europe faces exceptional challenges.

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Join Our Free LGBTI Activist Resource Sharing Centre!

The Hub is ILGA-Europe's centre for sharing of resources to strengthen and enhance the LGBTI movement. Become a member for free, access our wide range of easy-access materials and share your experience with the movement too

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Want to join our team?

We’re looking for an experienced person to lead on building alliances with actors who are central in translating human rights principles, laws and policies into practice to create change in the lived realities of LGBTI people.

Our new Advocacy Officer for Alliance Building will be responsible for developing and implementing activities aimed at building relationships based on mutual trust and respect with allied organisations/actors with whom we can work jointly towards shared goals.

Think this position is a good fit for you?

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Our Latest Call for Project Applications: Video Explanations

What kinds of organisations can apply? What do we mean when we say ‘racialised’? What types of work can you apply for support for? What […]
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New Call for Applications for Projects Working with Racialised LGBTI Communities

Why we are launching this programme Currently, the LGBTI movement across Europe operates in an increasingly hostile environment that directly affects the lives of LGBTI […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest January 2023

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 328. January […]
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Blog

The 5 largest attacks on the fundamental rights of LGBTI people in the EU last year

In our submission to the European Commission’s annual Rule of Law report, we’ve identified key trends in the systematic attacks on the rights of LGBTI […]
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Report

Our submission to the EC 2023 Rule of Law report

The submission covers developments in eight EU Member States as regards rule of law developments in the countries which have had an impact on the […]
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European Court rules against Lithuania labelling LGBTI-inclusive fairytale book harmful to children

Published in 2013 by the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and written by the late lesbian writer, Neringa Dangvyde Macate, the book was entitled ‘Amber […]
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After Polish Case, CJEU Rules to Protect Self-employed Workers based on Sexual Orientation

In December 2017, a self-employed worker and his partner published a music video on YouTube aimed at promoting tolerance towards same-sex couples. Shortly after the […]
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LGBTI Activism 101: Connecting with the Media

It’s important that the media explores the issues that affect our communities in a realistic way, but for many LGBTI activists, getting journalists interested can seem difficult, if not impossible. Our latest activism Skills Boost sessions explored connecting to the media. Here’s what our participants learned.
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest December 2022

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 327. December […]
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4 vital steps towards ending violence against racialised sex workers

Racialised sex workers provided a cornerstone to the LGBTI movement as we know it today, yet the protection of sex workers is often overlooked when it comes to queer activism. To mark International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on December 17, we look at key ways to better protect sex workers from violence.
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Watch: LGBTI rights in Europe & Central Asia in 2022

Watch the video! In 2022, with the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world changed forever. Watch our seven-minute video to see how it all […]
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The World Cup ‘One Love’ Controversy: How the Media Got it Wrong

As the World Cup kicked off this year, the big news story became about FIFA banning of ‘One Love’ armbands meant to show support for persecuted LGBTI people in Qatar. But it created a dangerous “us versus them” narrative, says our Executive Director, Evelyne Paradis.
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Podcast

The Frontline: The World Cup Rainbow Divide

The big story at the beginning of the World Cup 2022 centred on FIFA banning all players on European teams from wearing the ‘One Love’ […]
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Press Release

LGBTI organisations welcome EU parental recognition proposal with the best interests of the child at its core

EU-wide parenthood recognition is key in ensuring equal protection for all children in the Union, say ILGA-Europe and NELFA.
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Report

Intersections: The LGBTI II Survey – Youth Analysis

Disaggregated data, which can look deeply into the lived experiences of marginalised people, is a key demand of LGBTI and other human rights groups. With […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest November 2022

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 326. November […]
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#WorldAIDSDay 2022: PrEP and Ending AIDS in the EU by 2030

EU countries have set 2030 as the target date to end AIDS in their populations. The provision of the HIV prevention medication, PrEP, is key to achieving this goal. However, half a million vulnerable people in the EU have no access to the drug. On World AIDS Day, we look at what governments need to do to make PrEP accessible for all.
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#TDoR2022: Two more European countries added to annual report on trans murders

This year, for the first time, Estonia and Switzerland reported the murders of trans people. In total, 2022 saw 327 reported murders of trans and gender-diverse people in the world as a result of anti-trans violence, according to TGEU’s Trans Murder Monitoring. Although TGEU has been collecting information since 2008, most trans murders still go under-reported.
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How activism led the way forward to protect intersex children in Greece

To mark #IntersexAwarenessWeeks we look into the efforts and experiences of activists in Greece, who worked for many months alongside the national government, resulting in the country becoming just the fifth in the world to ban intersex genital mutilations on children.
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Our Annual Conference 2022: Photo Essay

Our Annual Conference was hosted in Sofia by the Bulgarian LGBTI organisations, Bilitis Foundation, Deystvie and Glas Foundation. We would like to thank them for […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest October 2022

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 325. October […]
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#IESofia2022: Daily Report, Saturday October 22

As our Annual Conference sadly wound to an end, over 300 participants enjoyed one last day of workshops and celebrated the election of the new ILGA-Europe board, before the Gala Dinner and one last dance together. Here’s a round-up of the final day!
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#IESofia2022: Daily Report, Friday October 21

We began the day imagining the future of collective resilience, as part of the work of ‘shaping the world to come’, which is the theme […]
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#IESofia2022: Daily Report, Thursday Oct 20

Our Annual Conference has well and truly kicked off in Sofia where hundreds of dedicated LGBTI activists from all over Europe and Central Asia are […]
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Annual Conference 2023: Location Announcement

As we get ready to travel to Bulgaria for the ILGA-Europe annual conference in Sofia next week, we’re delighted to announce that the city for next year’s conference has been chosen.
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Meet Simeon from the Bulgarian organisation, GLAS Foundation, co-host of our Annual Conference

Simeon Vasilev, Chairman and Co-Founder of GLAS Foundation, one of the three Bulgarian LGBTI organisations co-hosting the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference in Sofia this month. Here Simeon talks about the recent elections in Bulgaria and what the possible outcome will mean for LGBTI people in the country. 
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Meet Denitsa from the Bulgarian organisation Deystvie, co-host of our Annual Conference

Denitsa Lyubenova is co-founder of Deystvie, one of the three Bulgarian LGBTI organisations co-hosting the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference in Sofia this month. Here Denitsa talks about the recent elections in Bulgaria and what the possible outcome will mean for LGBTI people in the country.
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Meet Lilly from Bilitis in Sofia, co-host of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference

Lilly Dragoeva is the Executive Director of Bilitis, one of the three Bulgarian LGBTI organisations co-hosting the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference in Sofia this month. Here Lilly talks about what it means to have the largest European LGBTI activism conference in her country. 
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New funding program for data-collection on violence in Europe and Central Asia

ILGA-Europe invites organisations and initiative groups from the region of Europe and Central Asia to join our program aimed to support the LGBTI movement in […]
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Newsletter

Rainbow Digest: September 2022

  Help transform realities for LGBTI communities across Europe and Central Asia.With your support we can do more. Make change happen here. No. 324. September […]
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