LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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On 14 February 2011, the Budapest police banned the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) Pride March scheduled for 18 June 2011. The reason provided for such a ban was that the Pride March will hinder the flow of traffic.

15 February 2011

Today, the European Parliament adopted a resolution urging Lithuanian Parliament to reject proposed amendments to the country’s Code of Administrative Offences introducing an offence of ‘promotion of homosexual relations’ punishable with a fine of €580 to €2,900.

19 January 2011

The IGLCC invites corporations to be part of the first edition of the International Business Equality Index

5 February 2009

ILGA-Europe’s position regarding statements by two MEPs and media coverage of the exhibition.

19 December 2008

...ILGA-Europe highlights the lack of recognition and protections for LGBT families and their children in Europe

10 December 2008

During the meeting of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board on 5-7 December 2008, new Co-Chairs were elected – Linda Freimane and Martin K.I.Christensen, who was first elected to the position in 2007.

8 December 2008

On 24 November 2008, the Employment Sub-Committee of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board unanimously selected Dirk De Meirleir to be the Executive Director of ILGA-Europe from 2009.

27 November 2008

On 20 November 2008, the 9th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance will be marked across the world and Europe.

19 November 2008

On 6 November 2008, the final day of the 24th World Conference of the ILGA in Vienna, the delegates elected Renato Sabbadini, a board member of ILGA-Europe, as male Co-Secretary General

18 November 2008

A successful 12th annual conference of ILGA-Europe concluded in Vienna on 2 November.

2 November 2008

Magazine on proposed EU anti-discrimination Directive

16 October 2008

The title of The Vienna conference is “ Think globally, act locally”.

15 October 2008

The aim of this publication is to contribute to increased and better reporting of homophobic and transphobic incidents by providing tools and a methodology.

10 September 2008

Disappointment over compromise to display the truck on private territory of supermarket

20 August 2008


27 July 2008

47 Council of Europe member states commit to stepping up organisation's work to combat discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity.

8 July 2008

On 11 June 2008, Dr. Gábor Tóth, the Budapest police chief, banned the LGBT Pride March scheduled for 5 July 2008.

12 June 2008

On 11 June 2008, the college of the European Commissioners will be presented with the opportunity to bring forward proposals for vital protection against discrimination.

10 June 2008