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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

ILGA Launches State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2017

ILGA Launches State-Sponsored Homophobia Report 2017

The number of countries criminalising consensual, private same-sex sexual activity between adults has decreased to 72, while the variety of law relevant to sexual orientation continues to expand steadily Today, Monday May 15, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) launched the 12th edition of its flagship publication, State-Sponsored Homophobia – A World […]

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 […]

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.