European Equality Gala
The team at ILGA-Europe are blown away by the generosity shown at the 2018 European Equality Gala on 27 June. Together we raised €37,528.20. Thank you!
To everyone who joined us on the dancefloor in Bozar, put your change in a donation box and took part in fierce bidding battles in the silent auction. To our sponsors who so generously supported us and helped us raise more. To the performers who gave us an unforgettable night. Together we raised €37,528.20.
Evelyne Paradis, Executive Director of ILGA-Europe
"Now is the time to invest in transforming the legal and political wins of the past decade into long-lasting, profound change in the lived experience of LGBTI people across the region. This is all work which requires long-term commitments – and more resources, not less. All of you here tonight are at the heart of the movement. By being a donor you provide activists with the fuel to create positive change: Your role is pivotal."
Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner
"You know what is going on globally, we have to face people who call themselves populists, nationalists, they just hate the others. Next year in Europe we will have a test, I refer to the European Elections. Your votes, our votes and our and yours decisions matters. We need to take a stand for our values and for the rights of the others, we need to do it calmly but persuasively."
The presenter of the night:
Bart Hesters - Mr Gay Belgium 2018
Sponsors for the European Equality Gala
Sponsors for the European Equality Auction