LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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We, a coalition of European networks of NGOs, urge the national governments to move towards swift transposition after the 13th June meeting of the EPSCO Council.

12 June 2019

The World Health Assembly approved the newest update to the International Classification of Diseases, which depsychopathologises trans and gender diverse people.

27 May 2019
17 May 2019

Here is a round-up of events, statements and celebrations that took place to mark International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia, and Intersexphobia 2019. 

16 May 2019
Rainbow Map 2019

The Rainbow Europe 2019 reveals not only a standstill in a significant number of European countries but a visible backslide on laws and policies.

13 May 2019

We are announcing the European elections series of webinars providing tools, inspirations and good practices to support LGBTI organisations’ work around elections.

27 March 2019

ILGA-Europe and 21 other civil society organisations and unions today launch #ElectNoHate.

11 March 2019

It reveals both achievements gained and challenges ahead for the LGBTI movement across Europe and Central Asia.

26 February 2019

Today the European Parliament adopted two resolutions clearly calling for a strong agenda for the protection and furtherment of LGBTI equality and human rights in the next European Commission’s term. 

14 February 2019

Today, on 14 February 2019, the European Parliament has adopted a landmark Resolution on the Rights of Intersex People.

14 February 2019
Yesterday evening in Strasbourg, candidates from all major EU political parties (EPP, S&D, ALDE, GUE/NGL, Greens-EFA) were the first to officially sign.

Today, as Europe faces a social and political climate of uncertainty and polarisation, ILGA-Europe formally launches ComeOut - our campaign for the 2019 European elections.

14 February 2019

Research carried out by ILGA-Europe and the Global Philanthropy Project reveals one in three LGBTI organisations in Europe and Central Asia received no external funding in 2017.

6 February 2019

Although the applicant X had gender reassignment surgeries abroad, the Ministry of Justice in Macedonia rejected his applications to alter the gender marker in the birth register.

17 January 2019

Majority of EU member states clearly speak out that the EU needs to stand firm regarding the protection of the rights of LGBTI people.

6 December 2018

Register now for ILGA-Europe’s interactive webinar ‘Campaigning and message framing for intersex rights’.

6 December 2018

On 28 November 2018, the Senate of Switzerland voted to criminalise hate speech and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, but refused to do the same for grounds of gender identity.

29 November 2018

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