LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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Fourteen civil society organisations -including ILGA-Europe- have written to the European Union and European governments to respond to the threat to our democracies in Europe. 

26 November 2018

Generous donors have pledged to match donations made to ILGA-Europe between 26 November and 2 December, giving supporters of LGBTI equality the rare opportunity to double their impact.

23 November 2018

Apply now for a participatory training on building new narratives in response to the anti-gender movement.

16 November 2018

On 29 October 2018, the Office of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia issued an opinion.

13 November 2018

In recent days, Armenia’s LGBTI community has been seriously failed on multiple occasions by national authorities after concerted attacks by conservative groups. 

8 November 2018

Over 550 LGBTI activists and allies are gathering together in Brussels.

26 October 2018

***Registration period closes on Monday 22 October 2018 at 17.30 CET.***

11 October 2018

A referendum in Romania asking voters to restrict the constitutional definition of family has failed to reach the required 30% turnout target.

7 October 2018

It is the first transgender discrimination case decided under that procedure.

4 October 2018

In a decision issued this morning, the Romanian Constitutional Court has approved a proposal to hold a referendum on the definition of family.

17 September 2018

On 15 August, the German Federal Government adopted a draft bill on a third gender option. This bill is a missed opportunity to recognize the right to self-determination of trans, intersex and all gender-diverse people. 

31 August 2018

Are you campaigning for legal gender recognition in your country? Discover how to talk about self-determination with policy-makers, media, allies and community members.

31 August 2018

Nine members of the LGBTQ community in Armenia were attacked late last night (Friday 3 August 2018).

4 August 2018

This afternoon, the Portuguese Parliament has adopted a law establishing the right to self-determination of trans persons aged 18+ in the legal recognition of their gender identity. 

12 July 2018

On 2 July 2008, the European Commission proposed an important new anti-discrimination law.

29 June 2018

Joint public statement from Amnesty International, ILGA-Europe and All Out

29 June 2018

The first comprehensive report issued by an international organisation on the widespread human rights abuses inflicted on the LGBTI communities in Chechnya was adopted last night (27 June 2018).

28 June 2018

ILGA-Europe will host an interactive webinar on message testing for LGBTI activists and allies.

22 June 2018

The video was created to inspire young people around the world to be true to themselves. 

22 June 2018

As a result, same-sex couples and single women in Malta will be able to access IVF treatment domestically for the first time.

21 June 2018