LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

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ILGA-Europe, alongside a Hungarian activist organisation, have filed a complaint against Hungary because of its refusal to implement the 2018 Coman judgement, which recognises that the term “spouse” includes same-sex spouses under EU freedom of movement laws.

7 June 2022

Today, the case of J.K vs the Polish public broadcasting company TP, in which the applicant is seeking compensation for discontinuing his freelance contract after he appeared in a YouTube video with his same-sex partner, is being heard for the first time at the Court of Justice of the European Union.

31 May 2022

On May 17, UNAIDS and ILGA-Europe co-hosted an event to mark IDAHOBIT. Panellists addressed the existing gaps within the humanitarian response in the context of the war in Ukraine, and concluded with recommendations and commitment to better protect the human rights of LGBTIQ+ people staying in Ukraine or who have left.

27 May 2022

The court’s decision was declared on Monday (16 May) follows

20 May 2022
European Court of Human Rights

The case originated in May 2012, when a bar co-owned by the applicant, a member of the LGBT community in Armenia, was firebombed and caused significant damage.

17 May 2022
Rainbow Europe Map 2022

As democracy in Europe comes under growing pressure, the annual ILGA-Europe Rainbow Map identifies steps forward on LGBTI rights in several countries.

12 May 2022

The interactive panel session will be moderated by Cianán Russell, ILGA-Europe's Senior Policy Officer to discuss how to better protect the rights of LGBTIQ+ people in and from Ukr

9 May 2022

Over the coming three years, ILGA-Europe will do this through different activities, including financial support and consultancy to build strong communications abilities, grants to support targeted

25 April 2022

A referendum to be held this coming Sunday during the Hungarian general elections carefully designed to force voters into siding with the current ruling party, Fidesz, against the LGBTI community.

1 April 2022

Urgent call on the European Commission and the Council to refrain from approving recovery funds to the governments of Poland and Hungary and provide direct support to local authorities, civil society and human rights defenders providing for refugees of the war.

23 March 2022

We are in contact with activists and other organisations working to support LGBTI communities in Ukraine and those fleeing, to better understand the needs and see what kind of support may be helpfu

28 February 2022

ILGA-Europe and the LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey (ERA), have published their annual Enlargement Review.

24 February 2022
Istanbul Convention Protest 2021

Together with the under-signed organisations we call on the European Union to adopt a forward-thinking and truly inclusive approach to gender-based violence - that leaves no one behind and strives to achieve real change in the lives of all people, without discrimination. To meaningfully address gender-based violence in the European Union, we must promote inclusion, safety, protection, well-being and effective remedies for those most at risk.

18 February 2022

While Poland keeps attacking LGBTI people and their rights, ILGA-Europe have signed a joint letter along with 86 other NGOs asking EU Ministers to take action.

17 February 2022
Cover Annual Review 2022

A report from the leading LGBTI organisation in Europe finds that amid a rise in official anti-LGBTI rhetoric fuelling a wave of hate crime in every country in Europe, there is a growing institutional resolve to tackle hatred and exclusion.

15 February 2022

Join our next Skills Boost session to learn practical skills and get inspiration from other LGBTI activists.

17 January 2022

A survey of LGBTI organisations across Europe and Central Asia finds they face significant challenges in the face of growing anti-LGBTI forces, and the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

11 January 2022

Today, December 14, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that if one EU member state recognises a parental relationship between a child and its parents, then all member states sh

14 December 2021

Today, with its initiative to tackle hate crime and hate speech across the European Union, the EU Commission has recognised ever-growing violence and hate speech against LGBTI people by including s

9 December 2021

Today, 2 December 2021, the European Commission (EC) began the second phase of its infringement procedure against EU member state, Hungary, due to discriminatory amendments adopted on 23 June in th

2 December 2021