LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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Today, 2 December 2021, the European Commission (EC) began the second phase of its infringement procedure against EU member state, Hungary, due to discriminatory amendments adopted on 23 June in th

2 December 2021
A group of people after the trial.

Leading European LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe welcomes the decision of a Turkish court to acquit 19 activists, who were charged with “unlawful assembly” for their participation in a peaceful LGBTI+ Pride march in 2019.

8 October 2021

Join our webinar on ‘Community organising for older LGBTI persons’ on Friday, October 1 at 11 AM (CEST).

20 September 2021

In a judgement released today on the case of X.

16 September 2021

The vast majority of displaced Afghans will likely be hosted in the neighbouring countries, as has been the case over decades of displacement from Afghanistan.

25 August 2021

Today, July 15, the European Commission announced that it will take landmark infringement procedures against both Hungary and Poland.

15 July 2021

Today, in a landmark judgement strongly welcomed by TGEU and ILGA-Europe, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favour of a woman in Russia who was denied access to her children because of her gender identity and transition.

6 July 2021

Since 30 May 2021, there have been credible reports of a series of attacks against LGBT

6 July 2021
European Commission's Berlaymont and rainbow lights

Ahead of the EU’s General Affairs Council, where Article 7 procedures against Hungary and Poland were to be discussed on 22 June, ILGA-Europe has been informing EU ministers about systematic breach

25 June 2021

Today, 15 June, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a number of amendments which directly discriminate against LGBTI people.

15 June 2021

ILGA-Europe statement on the proposed anti-LGBTI amendments by the Hungarian parliament.

11 June 2021
Ukraine flag

The LGBT+ community, feminists and other social groups in Ukraine are constantly facing attacks by conservative and ultra-right groups, attacks on educational events and intimidation of community activists and people.

4 June 2021

On May 29, Zhanar and Gulzada were violently attacked by a group of 30 men in Shymkent city in the south of Kazakhstan as they were trying to organise an event on women’s rights for a group of loca

2 June 2021

The Court found a violation of Article 8 (right to private and family life) and 11 (freedom of association and assembly) together with Article 14 (prohibition of discrimination).  

1 June 2021
Rainbow Europe Map 2021

The 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people.

17 May 2021

A survey of 71 organisations across 32 European countries finds that over 60% have worked with LGBTIQ youth experiencing homelessness, while homeless services lack the skills and competencies to provide safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTI people.

28 April 2021

At ILGA-Europe, we believe that now is a crucial time to stay united, re-claim agency and pro-actively address growing anti-LGBTI and anti-gender rhetoric and state-led anti-LGBTI attacks.

19 April 2021

Bulgaria’s lack of recognition for same-sex parented families cannot justify a violation of EU freedom of movement law

16 April 2021

The Hub is an easily accessible online platform for LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia.

12 April 2021