LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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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
Flag of Russia

The Court’s judgment was informed by a third party intervention submitted jointly by EHRAC, ILGA-Europe and ICJ on 29 July 2016. 

18 July 2019
Ursula VON DER LEYEN is elected President of the EC

ILGA-Europe congratulate Ursula von der Leyen on being the first woman ever elected president of the European Commission – a historic step forward for gender equality in Europe.

17 July 2019

Revolut Donations allows its five million customers to instantly round-up their card payments and donate the difference to ILGA-Europe.

1 July 2019

Open Letter to the European Council regarding the EU's strategic agenda for 2019-2024

19 June 2019

Next Thursday 27 June 2019 marks the European Equality Gala’s fifth birthday.

17 June 2019

ILGA-Europe is ready to work with the 215 MEPs from 8 different political groups who signed our ComeOut  pledge and thus promised to actively protec

12 June 2019

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