LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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Bringing cases before the European Commission: A strategic complaint mechanism for LGBTI Activists in the European Union

ILGA-Europe is holding a webinar on bringing cases to the European Commission. 

10 April 2020

The ILGA-Europe board made the difficult decision as countries across the world take unprecedented measures to slow down the Covid-19 pandemic.

2 April 2020
Visit for the 'Atlas of Hate'.

ILGA-Europe is working in close cooperation with LGBTI organisations in Poland, assessing together on an on-going basis how civil society organiations, European and national policy-makers and other

20 March 2020

ILGA-Europe is committed to making sure our vital work carries on

18 March 2020
Annual Review of the Human Rights Situation of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex People

Amid rising hate speech and crime, vulnerable people across Europe find themselves disconnected from the popular story of the region’s success in securing LGBTI rights.

3 February 2020

Opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania is critical in protecting LGBTI rights.

27 January 2020
Logo of ILGA-Europe with the text that says ILGA-Europe and small balls with rainbow colours

ILGA-Europe is inviting you to apply for this new funding opportunity to support D/deaf and disabled LGBTI activism. 

16 January 2020

ECHR found Lithuania’s failure to investigate hateful comments against a gay couple to violate their rights as well as being discriminatory on the ground of sexual orientation.


14 January 2020
a webinar on the results of the needs assessment

We will host a webinar on the results of the needs assessment that will inform ILGA-Europe’s capacity building work and donor funding strategies in the coming years.

20 December 2019
General view on the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg

A resolution adopted by the European Parliament today makes a strong call across the European Union.

18 December 2019
Lola's portrait, provided by herself.

A court in Kyrgyzstan has found in favour of a trans woman, after a TV channel illegally filmed her and broadcast the footage, ordering compensation for damage to her morale.

22 November 2019
A visual with the picture from a session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe with the parliamentarians sitting. On the top half of this picture, there is a dark blue text area with ILGA-Europe and Autism Europe logos and the text says: 'Call for contributions: LGBTI and autism submission to Council of Europe'.

We are working to prepare a short submission on the specific needs and struggles of LGBTI people on the autism spectrum and their families, and are looking for inputs to this submission.

19 November 2019

Civil Rights Defenders, International Federation for Human Rights, Front Line Defenders, and ILGA-Europe call upon Turkish authorities to drop all charges against 19 LGBTI+ rights defenders.

7 November 2019

As a sharp rise in attacks on LGBTI communities in Hungary, Serbia and Poland is reported, ILGA-Europe calls for the EU Commission to step up its leadership in the protection of fundamental rights.

7 October 2019

Eurobarometer reports positive findings on the acceptance of LGBTI people, but they need to be taken into account with the rise of anti-LGBTI hate speech and attacks on the fundamental rights of LGBTI people.

26 September 2019
European Union

Europe is at a dangerous crossroads and that’s why this is a critical time for the Commission to adopt a comprehensive LGBTI strategy over the next five years.

17 September 2019
The flag of Kazakhstan

It has turned out to be the first legal victory for LGBTIQ rights in Kazakhstan.

4 September 2019

LGBTIQ homelessness is a much under addressed issue in the European and Central-Asian region, a reality that needs to change.

28 August 2019

Apply now to participate in the Gathering for D/deaf and disabled LGBTI activists and LGBTI and disability rights activists in Europe and Central Asia.

29 July 2019