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Anti-LGBT Persecution in Chechnya – Two Ways to Show Solidarity

Anti-LGBT Persecution in Chechnya – Two Ways to Show Solidarity

You have no doubt heard about the horrifying persecution the LGBT+ community in Chechnya are facing by government forces. BeLonG To has been in contact with their colleagues at the Russian LGBT Network, and they have advised them about the terrifying reality on the ground. There are direct steps you can take to help support […]

ILGA: ‘Allies in Action’ Small Fund Open For Proposals: Last Call For 2017

ILGA: ‘Allies in Action’ Small Fund Open For Proposals: Last Call For 2017

‘Allies in Action’ is a small fund by COC Netherlands and ILGA-Europe. The fund was created to support LGBTI communities and their allies in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine. This is the last call in 2017 and it will close on Wednesday 19 April 2017. ‘Allies in Action’ is dedicated to enabling more people […]

EU Report On LGBTI Asylum Seekers – Member States Need To Step Up

EU Report On LGBTI Asylum Seekers – Member States Need To Step Up

ILGA-Europe, and their partner organisations across Europe, are working towards the protection of the rights and needs of LGBTI asylum seekers, raising awareness about the difficult situation LGBTI asylum seekers often find themselves in.   Many are at risk of persecution precisely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual orientation or gender identity […]

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

EP recognises specific discrimination faced by trans and intersex people

ILGA-Europe welcome the European Parliament’s adoption of  two reports, which contain significant provisions in relation to the rights of LGBTI people. The first report, from Rapporteur Kozłowska-Rajewicz, is a positive development, as it recognises that Member States should adopt legislation that protects trans people against discrimination when accessing goods and services.

ILGA-Europe call for greater leadership on LGBTI equality

ILGA-Europe call for greater leadership on LGBTI equality

ILGA-Europe have called for greater leadership on LGBTI equality from EU institutions and member states, at the High-level Ministerial Conference on LGBTIQ Equality Mainstreaming, held by the Maltese Presidency of the EU in Malta. “The EU Commission has set out a List of Actions they are taking to progress equality for LGBTIQ people throughout Europe. […]

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

Support open letter to the National Geographic by Czech organisation Trans*parent

The trans rights organisation from the Czech Republic points out a number of problematic issues with the Czech edition of the National Geographic’s Special Issue “Gender Revolution”. Including, but not limited to, the incorrect translation and definitions of terminology, the omission of articles which could have supported and raised trans awareness in the country, and […]

Controversial Commissioner Oettinger Begins His First Week

Controversial Commissioner Oettinger Begins His First Week

In spite of several major concerns over Commissioner Oettinger’s suitability to replace Kristalina Georgieva, the fact is that the portfolio is his. And now it is time to act on the commitments made during and after the hearing with the European Parliament last week. The announced communication on diversity and inclusion, as promised by the Commissioner during his […]