LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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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

ILGA-Europe and Transgender Europe have been informed that the Serbian Parliament is about to reform the law on Registry Books, with major implications for trans people.

19 June 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced yesterday (18 June 2018) the completion of the ICD-11 and deleted all trans-related categories from the ICD Chapter on Mental and Behavioural Disorders.

19 June 2018

ILGA-Europe are launching our latest position paper on the rights of LGBTI sex workers.

15 June 2018

The report highlights that LGBTI people are particularly vulnerable to violence, ill-treatment and discrimination, many facing it every day.

12 June 2018

On 27 June ILGA-Europe will hold the fourth European Equality Gala, the biggest fundraising party for LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia.

11 June 2018

The Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a judgment today, saying that the definition of ‘spo

5 June 2018

The CJEU judgment confirms that same-sex spouses of EU citizens are included in the definition, after a positive recommendation from the case’s

5 June 2018