LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Annual Review 2021

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People 2021

ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred in Europe and Central Asia between January-December 2020. 

The Annual Review is ILGA-Europe’s annual publication documenting legal, political and social developments in 54 countries and 4 European institutions over the past calendar year. It is a unique report tracking key positive and negative trends in relation to LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia. Click here to download the full report.

This year’s review shows that as a result of the unprecedented events of 2020, LGBTI people and communities in Europe have been pushed to the brink. Read more on our press release.


Full report


Country reviews

Highlights, Key Developments and Trends

There is a message emerging from our 10th Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of LGBTI People in Europe and Central Asia that, given the impact on communities of the unprecedented global events of 2020, is unsurprising, yet at the same time is a glaring clarification that progress we have taken for granted in many ways is not only increasingly fragile, but particularly vulnerable to exploitation by anti-human rights forces. Read the highlight, key developments and trends.

Albania

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Albania covering the period of January to December 2020

Andorra

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Andorra covering the period of January to December 2020

Armenia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Armenia covering the period of January to December 2020

Austria

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Austria covering the period of January to December 2020

Azerbaijan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Azerbaijan covering the period of January to December 2020

Belarus

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Belarus covering the period of January to December 2020

Belgium

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Belgium covering the period of January to December 2020

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Bosnia and Herzegovina covering the period of January to December 2020

Bulgaria

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Bulgaria covering the period of January to December 2020

Croatia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Croatia covering the period of January to December 2020

Cyprus

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Cyprus covering the period of January to December 2020

Czechia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Czechia covering the period of January to December 2020

Denmark

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Denmark covering the period of January to December 2020

Estonia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Estonia covering the period of January to December 2020

Finland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Finland covering the period of January to December 2020

France

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in France covering the period of January to December 2020

Georgia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Georgia covering the period of January to December 2020

Germany

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Germany covering the period of January to December 2020

Greece

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Greece covering the period of January to December 2020

Hungary

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Hungary covering the period of January to December 2020

Iceland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Iceland covering the period of January to December 2020

Ireland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Ireland covering the period of January to December 2020

Italy

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Italy covering the period of January to December 2020

Kazakhstan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Kazakhstan covering the period of January to December 2020

Kosovo*

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Kosovocovering the period of January to December 2020

Kyrgyzstan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Kyrgyzstan covering the period of January to December 2020

Latvia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Latvia covering the period of January to December 2020

Liechtenstein

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Liechtenstein covering the period of January to December 2020

Lithuania

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Lithuania covering the period of January to December 2020

Luxembourg

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Luxembourg covering the period of January to December 2020

Malta

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Malta covering the period of January to December 2020

Moldova

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Moldova covering the period of January to December 2020

Monaco

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Monaco covering the period of January to December 2020

Montenegro

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Montenegro covering the period of January to December 2020

Netherlands

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in the Netherlands covering the period of January to December 2020

North Macedonia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in North Macedonia covering the period of January to December 2020

Norway

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Norway covering the period of January to December 2020

Poland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Poland covering the period of January to December 2020

Portugal

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Portugal covering the period of January to December 2020

Romania

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Romania covering the period of January to December 2020

Russia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Russia covering the period of January to December 2020

San Marino

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in San Marino covering the period of January to December 2020

Serbia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Serbia covering the period of January to December 2020

Slovakia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Slovakia covering the period of January to December 2020

Slovenia

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Slovenia covering the period of January to December 2020

Spain

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Spain covering the period of January to December 2020

Sweden

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Sweden covering the period of January to December 2020

Switzerland

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Switzerland covering the period of January to December 2020

Tajikistan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Tajikistan covering the period of January to December 2020

Turkey

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Turkey covering the period of January to December 2020

Turkmenistan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Turkmenistan covering the period of January to December 2020

United Kingdom

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in United Kingdom covering the period of January to December 2020

Ukraine

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Ukraine covering the period of January to December 2020

Uzbekistan

Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Intersex People in Uzbekistan covering the period of January to December 2020


Institutional reviews

United Nations

Annual Review of United Nations covering the period of January to December 2020

Council of Europe

Annual Review of Council of Europe covering the period of January to December 2020​

European Union

Annual Review of European Union covering the period of January to December 2020​

Organization for Security and Cooperation and in Europe

Annual Review of Organization for Security and Cooperation and in Europe covering the period of January to December 2020​



Previous editions:

ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred in Europe and Central Asia between January-December 2019

This edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covers events that occurred between January-December 2018. 

This edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covers events that occurred between January-December 2017. 

The sixth edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred between January-December 2016. 

The fifth edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred between January-December 2015. 

ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred between January-December 2014.

This edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covers events that occurred between January-December 2013.

This edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covers events that occurred between January-December 2012.

The very first edition of ILGA-Europe’s Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People covering events that occurred between January-December 2011.