LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

ILGA-Europe board member is to be Co-Secretary General of ILGA

On 6 November 2008, the final day of the 24th World Conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) in Vienna, the delegates elected Renato Sabbadini, a board member of ILGA-Europe, as male Co-Secretary General and Gloria Careagas as female Co-Secretary General of ILGA. ILGA-Europe is proud one of its board members will now be co-leading the organisation on a global level.

Deborah Lambillotte, Co-Chair of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board said:

“We are pleased that our colleague Renato Sabbadini has been given such an honour and trust by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists from all over the world. Renato has been involved in the LGBT rights movement at European and international level for many years. We look forward to working with Renato and Gloria in the coming years”.

Martin K.I. Christensen, Chair of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board added:

“We sincerely congratulate Renato with this important election and wishing him all the best in his new role. As Renato will no longer be a member of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board, we welcome Nataša Sukič, who was elected a reserve board member during our annual conference in Vienna, back as a full member of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board”.


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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) ILGA is the International Lesbian and Gay Association is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people everywhere: