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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 […]

ILGA: Invitation To Bid For Consultancy Services – New Strategic Plan

ILGA: Invitation To Bid For Consultancy Services – New Strategic Plan

The Executive Board of ILGA invites bids from consultants to develop and produce ILGA’s next Strategic Plan (2019-2022). For the period 2014-2018 ILGA has operated according to its strategic plan, which was produced by the ILGA Board in consultation with members and approved by ILGA’s membership at the XXVII World Conference in Mexico City in […]

Pride & Prejudice – Global LGBT Conference

Pride & Prejudice – Global LGBT Conference

Pride and Prejudice began in 2016, and will continue in 2018 as a global LGBT conference and initiative that will catalyse fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community. ILGA supports Pride and Prejudice, a global initiative organised by The Economist Events. The 24-hour event taking place on May […]

Parliament of Latvia rejects petition for partnership legislation

Parliament of Latvia rejects petition for partnership legislation

On 7 March 2018, the Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee of the Saeima (parliament) of Latvia, rejected a petition for introduction of partnership legislation, which would recognise all unmarried couples, including same-sex couples. This is the second time the Saeima rejected such an initiative.

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 […]