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LGBT Version of #MeToo – #MeQueer – Now on Twitter

LGBT Version of #MeToo – #MeQueer – Now on Twitter

It started with an angry tweet. But by Wednesday, the #MeQueer hashtag had morphed into a global online storm with thousands of LGBT people taking to Twitter to detail their experiences of verbal abuse, sexual attack, and physical violence. Comments ranged from criticism of media representation to descriptions of assault. “Nearly crying because you saw […]

UN envoy wants global ban on ‘barbaric’ conversion therapies

UN envoy wants global ban on ‘barbaric’ conversion therapies

Banning the “barbaric” practice of giving people electric shocks and injections to “cure” them of homosexuality is a key priority, the UN envoy on LGBT rights has said. Despite global gains in LGBT rights, many gay people are still forced to undergo invasive therapy based on the idea that homosexuality is a mental disorder or […]

Wattpad and ILGA Announce Pride Month Partnership to Empower LGBTIQ+ Youth

Wattpad and ILGA Announce Pride Month Partnership to Empower LGBTIQ+ Youth

Wattpad, the global multiplatform entertainment company for original stories, and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) have announced a partnership to celebrate, empower, and give back to LGBTIQ+ youth around the world. Throughout Pride Month, Wattpad will host the Pen Your Pride write-a-thon, a global writing event, encouraging Wattpad users to […]

ILGA Vacancy: Senior Research Officer

ILGA Vacancy: Senior Research Officer

ILGA seeks a Senior Research Officer to head-up its world-renowned research work, based out of its Geneva office. Specifically, the position will take responsibility for two major streams of research: ILGA’s State-Sponsored Homophobia Report and the ILGA-RIWI Global Attitudes Survey. The position is one that has the potential to develop and grow over time, including possibly […]

ILGA invites bids from consultants to develop new visual identity

ILGA invites bids from consultants to develop new visual identity

ILGA is seeking to procure the services of a consultant to develop and produce a new visual identity for the organisation. ILGA will turn 40 years old in 2018: celebrations of this anniversary will begin in August 2018 and culminate at the next ILGA World Conference, taking place in Aotearoa/New Zealand from 18-22 March 2019. […]

Global LGBT funding up but bulk goes to North America

Global LGBT funding up but bulk goes to North America

(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Although funding to support sexual minorities is growing, reaching about $250 million in 2016, three-quarters of the money is going to western countries, campaigners said on Wednesday. More than 500 foundations and governmental agencies gave a total of $524 million to LGBT causes in 2015 and 2016 combined, almost a quarter […]

ILGA: Survey – Your Views on UPR Follow-up And Implementation

ILGA: Survey – Your Views on UPR Follow-up And Implementation

Have you got 7 minutes? ILGA wants to hear your experiences with UPR follow-up and implementation! ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) is currently exploring the different follow-up and implementation activities that civil society organisations have undertaken with the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process […]