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Kürşad Kahramanoğlu, Turkish LGBT activist and former ILGA Sec-Gen, has passed away

Kürşad Kahramanoğlu, Turkish LGBT activist and former ILGA Sec-Gen, has passed away

Kürşad Kahramanoğlu, the LGBT activist from Turkey who played a crucial role in the ILGA organisation for many years, passed away on Friday last, 12th January. A passionate LGBT activist, trade unionist, and leader in the community, Kürşad served as Secretary-General of ILGA between 1999 and 2006, becoming one of the longest-standing Secretary-Generals in the history of […]

ILGA Oceania celebrates passing of marriage equality in Australia

ILGA Oceania celebrates passing of marriage equality in Australia

ILGA Oceania – the regional chapter of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – celebrates Australia’s YES vote on equal marriage, and wishes to acknowledge the hard work that LGBTIQ and human rights activists in Australia, and around the world, have done during this long and protracted fight. “First of all, thank […]

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

When Bisi Alimi came out as gay in Nigeria, his parents took him to a church where he underwent seven days of isolation, prayers and fasting to be ‘cured’ of homosexuality, he said. The experience, which prompted him to attempt suicide at the age of 17, is common for gay people from Nigeria to China […]

ILGA: Warsaw 2017 – Media Registration Closes 30 October

ILGA: Warsaw 2017 – Media Registration Closes 30 October

The ILGA-Europe Annual Conference will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from 1-4 November 2017. The Annual Conference 2017 will be hosted by ILGA-Europe’s member, Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH). This year, the theme of the Annual Conference is: CHANGE! Communities Mobilising, Movements Rising. Details: What: ILGA-Europe’s 21st Annual Conference When: Wednesday 1 November 2017 – Saturday 4 […]

The Council of Europe – first resolution on rights of intersex people

The Council of Europe – first resolution on rights of intersex people

Yesterday (12th October) the Council of Europe adopted a resolution on the human rights of intersex people. This is the first intersex-specific resolution of its kind from a European intergovernmental institution.  At yesterday’s plenary sitting of the CoE’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), 33 members voted in favour of the resolution, that was based on a detailed report by […]

Azerbaijan: Joint Statement on Mass Detention of Azeri LGBTI people

Azerbaijan: Joint Statement on Mass Detention of Azeri LGBTI people

Joint statement from civil society organisations on the situation faced by the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan Alarming stories of physical violence, verbal abuse, forced medical examinations and detentions of LGBTI people have been emerging from Azerbaijan over the past two weeks. The signatories of this statement are appalled by the situation being described by LGBTI […]

ILGA Europe: Consultant Wanted To Assess Funding Needs

ILGA Europe: Consultant Wanted To Assess Funding Needs

As part of their mission, ILGA-Europe work to increase resources to leverage the work of the European LGBTI movement. They are now looking for a consultant to assess funding needs. Deadline for applications: 18 August 2017 For full information, visit https://www.ilga-europe.org/jobs/consultant-funding-needs