LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

ILGA-Europe board member is to lead ILGA!

On 3 April 2006, the final day of the 23 rd World Conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) in Geneva, the delegates elected Philipp Braun, a board member of ILGA-Europe, as male Co-Secretary General and Rosanna Flamer-Caldera as female Co-Secretary General of ILGA.

Among other major decisions of the ILGA World Conference is the allocation of ILGA’s Women’s Secretariat to the Swedish organisation RFSL and the creation of the Transgender Secretariat. The next two ILGA World Conferences were approved to take place in Quebec (Canada) in 2008 and Moscow (Russia) in 2010.

ILGA-Europe is proud one of its board members will now also be co-leading the organisation on a global level.

Patricia Prendiville, Executive Director of ILGA-Europe said:

“We are pleased that Philipp Braun, our board member, has been given such an honour and trust by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists from all over the world. Philipp has been involved in the LGBT rights movement at European and international level for many years. We look forward to working with Philipp and Rosanna in the coming years, and especially as we will have even closer co-operation as we move to a shared work premises later this year”.

For more information please contact Juris Lavrikovs at + 32 2 609 54 16 / + 32 496 708 375

Notes for editors:

(1) ILGA-Europe is the European region of ILGA and works for human rights and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Europe.

(2) Philipp Braun is an LGBT activist from the early 1990s. He is a board member of the German LGBT organisation LSVD since 2003, Philipp lobbied on partnership, anti-discrimination and transgender legislation in Germany, and has campaigned to get LGBT rights included at UN level since 2003.