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Same sex marriage law in Mexico
¡Que viva Mexico!
23/12/2009
The Mexico City legislature yesterday passed with a two thirds majority an initiative to make it possible for people of the same sex to marry each other and adopt children....
Latin America and Caribbean
Pan Africa ILGA Press Statement
Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2009.
10/12/2009
On behalf of the Pan Africa ILGA part of the global Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA). We write to express our concern...
Africa
Campaign against Pathologization
Stop Trans Pathologization 2012
20/10/2009
The campaign and its demands This next October 17th, a manifestation Against Trans Pathologization will take place in different parts of the world. To this day, 167 groups...
Latin America and Caribbean
Anachist and Queer
Anarchists are Queer and Proud
07/10/2009
Anarchism is an ideology that fights against exploitation and all forms of oppression. We fight for a world in which women will be equal to men, a world without racism and class...
Africa
ILGA Workshop at Outgames
Being lesbian, bi, trans woman in the Middle East: survival kit.
14/08/2009
Lesbian, bisexual and trans women from the Middle East and from North Africa are probably the most invisible and discriminated in the whole word. In a very difficult political,...
Asia
LBTQ Feminist Women in Lebanon
The Feminist Awakening
14/08/2009
At Meem, we came together around lesbianism and got involved with feminism at a later stage. We now call it our “feminist awakening” because for many of us, this is...
Asia
Lesbians are everywhere
LESBIAN MOVEMENTS: RUPTURES & ALLIANCES
16/07/2009
Lesbians have always been present in various civil society movements, with gay men’s organizations, in feminist groups, as well as in the artistic sphere and in the fight for...
World
INDIAN HIGH COURT: GAY SEX IS LEGAL
New Delhi Court De-criminalizes Consensual Homosexual Acts in a Ground-breaking and Controversial Ruling in the Conservative Indian Capital
30/06/2009
June 30, 2009- New Delhi, India- In a ruling Thursday, the Delhi High Court overturned a 148-year-old colonial law criminalizing consensual homosexual acts saying that it...
Asia
ILGA Secretary general
Renato Sabbadini
15/05/2009
Linguist by training, assistant to Professor Monica Berretta at the University of Bergamo (Italy, 1995-1998), first openly gay city councillor in Bergamo (Italy, 1995-2004), former...
Europe
WORLD SOCIAL FORUM 2009
Women's Assembly Declaration
24/02/2009
In the year in which the WSF joins with the population of the Pan-Amazon, we, women from different parts of the world gathered in Belém, reaffirm the contribution of indigenous...
World
International Business Equality Index
Which is the most gay friendly corporation in the world ?
05/02/2009
The IGLCC invites corporations to be part of the first edition of the International Business Equality Index Montreal, Canada, February 5th 2009 The International Gay...
World
Sexual Violence
Sexual Violence Against Lesbian Women in South Africa
02/02/2009
South Africa was the first state worldwide that placed sexual orientation under the protection of constitutional law. The constitution grants gender equality, gender equity and...
Africa
IGLYO and ILGA
Global LGBT youth network launched
19/01/2009
IGLYO and ILGA launch the LGBT Youth World List - the first international network of its kind. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer young people from all over the...
World
Awid Feminist Forum
Overview Awid Feminist Forum
13/01/2009
The 11th Feminist Forum, 14 till 17 November, Cape Town, South Africa - The Power of Movements The main theme was how to strengthen feminist movements, how to overcome its fragmentation...
AWID
World
JOB ADVERTISEMENT
ILGA is looking for an Executive Director
10/01/2009
ILGA We are working for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people all across the World and are a network of NGOs that advocates for the equality of...
World
The Yogyakarta Principles
Advancing Human Rights for Lesbians and Bisexual Women
09/12/2008
For Human Rights Instruments to be effective we need to ensure their use, promotion and implementation. In this the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration on...
Europe
Between Women
Between Women
28/10/2008
Writing about women who have sex with women with a focus on sexual desire aren’t common, neither in the LGBT community nor in society at large. Women’s sexuality is all...
Europe
The Experience of Lesbians & Bisexual Women
Northern Ireland
16/10/2008
Lesbian Line celebrates its 30th anniversary next year as a ‘distinct’ organisation and its 35th anniversary as part of the CaraFriend organisation - set up 1974. During...
Lesbian Line, Northern Ireland
Europe
United Nations - Ecosoc Campaign
Defeat for Discrimination, Victory for Inclusion: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Groups Gain Consultative Status
31/07/2008
(New York, July 23, 2008) – The decision by the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) granting consultative status to two groups that work on sexual orientation and...
World
LBTQ Women in Palestine
Survival kit for a Palestinian lesbian
27/07/2008
My name is Rima, and I am one of Aswat’s volunteers and board members. When I was 13 years old I fell in love for the first time in my life. I didn’t understand these feelings...
Asia
LBTQ Women in Palestine
ASWAT, challenges and opportunities for Palestinian LBTQ women
27/07/2008
My name is Rima and I am Aswat’s information and publication coordinator. I am going to give you some background about our region, challenges, and how we survive. Six years...
Asia
LBTQ Women in Lebanon
Alternative Strategies for LBTQ Women in Lebanon
27/07/2008
“The common misconception in Lebanon is that lesbian relationships don’t last. Here’s the insider’s guide to a stereotypical Lebanese lesbian relationship. Two women meet (probably...
Asia
Zaafaran
Lesbians, bisexuals, transvestite, transgender and transsexual of the Middle East and Maghreb
12/06/2008
Montreal, January 25th, 2008 When we come out as lesbian, bisexual, transvestite, transgender or transsexual (LBTTT) the whole world seems set against us. We discover...
www.zaafaran.org
North America
MEEM, a new LBTQ group
Meem is a community of and for LBTQ women in Lebanon.
10/06/2008
Meem is a community of and for LBTQ women in Lebanon. LBTQ is defined as women who self-identify as lesbian, bisexual, transgender (including male-to-female and female-to-male),...
More information on
Europe
Breast and Cervical Cancer
Equal Ground launches the Brochure ‘Breast and Cervical Cancer’
01/04/2008
We would like to share with you our enthusiasm about Equal Ground (Sri Lanka) magnificent brochure “Breast and Cervical Cancer” which has some valuable information you might appreciate...
Equal Ground
Asia
The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women
Women, commitments and impotence
01/04/2008
52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women Feb. 25 - March 7, 2008 The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women concluded its annual meeting last week noting that...
North America
ILGA-Asia conference elects first regional board
About 160 lesbian, gay, trans and human rights activists from 12 Asian and non-Asian countries attended the III ILGA Asia conference which was held in ChiangMai from Jan 24 to 27.
26/03/2008
January 28, 2008. Alongside 14 panel presentations and workshops held Jan 24 to 27 in Chiangmai, 26 Asia-based member organisations of the International Lesbian and Gay Association...
Asia
ILGA World Conference
The Executive Board of ILGA decided to postpone the ILGA World Conference
11/03/2008
The Executive Board of ILGA decided to postpone the ILGA world Conference that was due to take place in May 2008 in Quebec. The conference will be rescheduled later this year. This...
World
Open Job Position in ILGA
FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICER
09/02/2008
ILGA is inviting applications for the position of: FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICER. This full time position is based in the ILGA secretariat, Brussels,...
Europe
Open Job Position in ILGA
ILGA seeks to hire a Finance, Administration And Organizational Support Officer
18/01/2008
ILGA (International Lesbian and Gay Association) is inviting applications for the position of: FINANCE, ADMINISTRATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL SUPPORT OFFICER. This full time position...
Europe
Europe-Africa meeting in Lisbon
African and European LGBT organizations call on all States to fight homophobia and to adopt the Yogyakarta Principles
07/12/2007
Homophobic laws are still in place in many African states, violating the fundamental rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people. On the occasion of the Europe-Africa...
Europe
HIV and mobility
Travel and residence regulations for people living with HIV/AIDS
30/11/2007
As a resource for travelers around the world, Karl Lemmen and Peter Wiessner of the German AIDS Federation and European Aids Treatment Group (EATG) and David Haerry have put together...
World
Breast and Uterus Cancer Prevention
La Différence en Question involved in awareness raising
16/11/2007
Early 2007, ILGA launched the “Breast and Uterus Cancer” prevention leaflet in English and Spanish, which was originally coordinated in French and in Dutch by ILGA with the Belgian...
La Différence en Question
Europe
U.N Launch of the Yogyakarta Principles in NYC
Brazil advances in the international fight for LGBT rights
12/11/2007
Following Brazil’s formal submission of a Resolution on Human Rights and Sexual Orientation to the UNO Human Rights Council in 2003, an international coalition of LGBT and Human...
World
Towards a Mercosur without Homophobia
We are convinced that LGBT issues will become an integral part of the Mercosur’s agenda
02/10/2007
By Alexandre Böer, SOMOS - Comunicação, Saúde e Sexualidade/Porto Alegre and Beto de Jesus, co-Secretary-General, ILGA-LAC. The Meeting of High Level Authorities in Human Rights...
ILGA-LAC - Somos
Latin America and Caribbean
Responding to questions from the Greens
Two official answers from the German government on LGBT issues
23/04/2007
Last fall the German Green party asked two formal sets of questions to the German government on LGBT rights globally. The formal answers contain both a general overview of the LGBT...
Europe
A lesbian organisation lobbying at UN
The Coalition of Activist Lesbians at the UN
11/04/2007
Before ILGA-Europe and the Danish and German federations, LBL and LSVD were granted ECOSOC status last November 2006, only two other groups, two lesbian organisations, enjoyed the...
Coalition of Activist Lesbians
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act
European Parliament calls on Nigeria to respect human rights for LGBT people
16/03/2007
Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution on human rights violations in Nigeria and amongst other things called on Nigeria not to adopt the bill currently being debated....
Africa
Gaining the right to speak in our name at the UN
NGO Committee votes not to grant status to CGLQ and to postpone RFSL to May
01/02/2007
As a result of a vote, requested by the delegations of Egypt, Guinea, Pakistan, Qatar and the Sudan, on the application of Coalition gaie et lesbienne du Québec -- a national organization...
ECOSOC
World
Lesbophobia
What is “Lesbophobia”?
18/12/2006
Since they are women, lesbians suffer a double discrimination by society: the first is society’s hostility towards homosexuals because of their sexual orientation; the second...
SOS Homophobie
Europe
ILGA panel at 2nd UNHCR session
The Coalition Gaie et Lesbienne du Québec at ECOSOC
13/12/2006
The "Coalition Gaie et Lesbienne du Québec" (Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Quebec) is a federation in Quebec, and we have nearly the same background as ILGA-Europe. Consequently,...
World
ILGA panel at 2nd UNHCR session
The gender culture experience
11/12/2006
In the process of reviewing the concept of transgender, we consider the first component of the word: “trans” means to pass to, to transit to the other side; and, in association with...
World
Sexual Minorities Uganda
Sexual minorities Uganda condemns Homophobic threats
08/12/2006
On behalf of Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), condemns the actions of Pastor Martin Sempa, Chairperson of the Political Parties...
www.smug.4t.com
Africa
ILGA PANEL AT 2ND UNHRC SESSION
Transgender: An emerging human rights issue
07/12/2006
Throughout the world, different cultures have different perceptions of gender and its expression. Individuals themselves express their gender identity in many different ways. Though...
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
Struggles at ECOSOC for LGBT NGOs
07/12/2006
This is a time of great challenge for the United Nations system as a whole. The Council that we are all currently attending was intended to replace the Commission on Human...
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
Application Of ABGLT to obtain consultative status In Ecosoc
06/12/2006
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be here to speak about ECOSOC and to share with you and my table colleagues ABGLT (Asociación Brasileña de Gays, Lesbianas...
World
NGO Joint Statement - UNHRC Dec 06
We commend Norway for its leadership, building on similar initiatives by Brazil, New Zealand and others
06/12/2006
Human Rights Council 3rd Session - 1 December, 2006 John Fisher I am pleased to speak to issues of sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights, on behalf of 19 ECOSOC-accredited...
World
Report on ILGA’s activities at the UN in 2006
Organising our Coming Out at the United Nations
05/12/2006
“An increasing number of governments and NGOs acknowledge the necessity of a UN resolution to recognise and protect the rights of LGBT people around the world. The time to debate,...
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
Transforming Silence…
04/12/2006
The reason why I chose the title of this presentation to be “Transforming Silence into Language and Action” was because it’s the title of a very important piece of literature that...
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
LSVD is one of the groups that has applied for ECOSOC
04/12/2006
LSVD is one of the groups that has applied for ECOSOC status and is up for debate in December 2006, but we’re going to more broadly focus on all the groups together. Click here...
World
John Fisher - Arc International reports
Nasty procedural wrangling at the ECOSOC
04/12/2006
In Spring 2005 ILGA led a campaign to have several LGBT groups apply to gain observer status at the United Nations. The full 53 governements members of the ECOSOC gathered in Geneva...
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
ILGA-Europe at ECOSOC
30/11/2006
I’m going to first say just a little bit about what ILGA-Europe itself is; then I’m going to say something about the kind of work that we do, and then share with you parts of our...
www.ilga-europe.org
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
Transgender identities & the European TransGender Network
29/11/2006
Dear ladies, gentlemen, trans- and all other genders, I want to give a very brief introduction on transgender identities. Before I do that, I would like to emphasise that there...
tgeu.net/
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
Double discrimination suffered by lesbians in Switzerland
29/11/2006
A lesbian association in Switzerland does not encounter the same difficulties as one in Zimbabwe or one in India. That is true, but only partially. In fact, the double discrimination...
www.Lestime.ch
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
LGBT Rights within Latin America and the Caribbean
06/11/2006
Humanity has always been marked by its wide variety of sexual expression and various ancient civilizations understood this. In Latin America, our pre-hispanic societies displayed...
World
ILGA PANEL AT 2ND UNCHR SESSION
LGBT Human Rights in IRAN
31/10/2006
I am Secretary General of the Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization, PGLO . For the past four years it has volunteered its efforts to paint an accurate picture of LGBTs’situaton...
www.pglo.net
World
The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya
Statement from the LGBTI coalition in Kenya
31/10/2006
16th October 2006 The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya is a recently formed umbrella body consisting of eight Kenyan groups of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex...
Africa
ILGA PANEL AT 2ND UNCHR SESSION
On Transgender Human Rights Issues in Africa
23/10/2006
INTRODUCTION My name is Juliet Victor Mukasa, I am a Human Rights Defender working for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender liberation in my home country of Uganda and...
World
ILGA Panel at 2nd UNCHR Session
Beyond Isolation Towards Mainstreaming
23/10/2006
Background India’s population surpassed the billion mark in 20011; the estimated number of women attracted to women and women with varying gender identities in India lies...
www.sanginii.org
World
LGBT rights at UN
UN Body Condemns Cameroon Imprisonment Of Gay Men
20/10/2006
In an opinion made public today, the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention declared that the detention of 11 men in Cameroon on the basis of their presumed sexual...
IGLHRC
Africa
ADEFRA Declaration
Violence against lesbian women in Africa
20/10/2006
On behalf of the participants at the conference celebrating the twentieth anniversary of ADEFRA (Black Women in Germany), from September 22-24, 2006, we, members of European,...
Europe
ILGA Team in Geneva - October 2006
It is our pleasure to introduce you to...
06/10/2006
Thanks to the Swedish Foreign Office and RFSL, 26 activists joined ILGA and other NGOs in Geneva to ensure sexual orientation and gender identity remains on everybody’s mind at the...
World
Mercosur
Mercosur Countries and associated states commit themselves to the fight against homophobia
29/09/2006
The Brazilian LGBT movement is very satisfied with the results of the V Meeting of High Level Authorities in Human Rights of the Mercosur and Associated States, held in Brasília...
ABGLT
Latin America and Caribbean
Queer women's well being
Lesbian and bisexual women's health, common concerns and local issues
26/09/2006
Dear friends, Following the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights in Montreal in July this year, much has been said concerning lesbian and bisexual women's well being....
ILGA
World
UN and HIV/AIDS
Vulnerability, Invisibility and Marginalization: Governments Do Battle at the UN on HIV/AIDS
13/09/2006
The five year review of 2001’s United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on HIV/AIDS was, yet again, a UN session where governments offered mixed results. In many...
The Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL)
World
Press Homophobia
Uganda: Press Homophobia Raises Fears of Crackdown
08/09/2006
Government Campaign against Gay and Lesbian Community Escalates: In a country where a sodomy conviction carries a penalty of life imprisonment, a Ugandan tabloid’s decision to...
Human Rights Watch
Africa
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Uganda: Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people targeted
04/09/2006
Amnesty International today strongly condemned the ongoing targeting and intimidation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Uganda. The organization is particularly...
Amnesty International
Africa
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
SMUG official statement on the Red Pepper gay list published on the 8th August 2006
22/08/2006
As a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersexed (LGBTI) human rights organization we strongly contest the information recently released in the Red Pepper tabloid exposing...
Africa
Lesbian Conference in Johannesburg
Lesbian movements grow to tides in South Africa
16/08/2006
Despite emotions stoked by recounting of personal stories of marginalization among lesbians that led to tears, four-day lesbian conference hosted by Forum for the Empowerment...
BTM
Africa
Press Release of Rainbow Association
Cancellation of the LGBT March in Bursa
16/08/2006
Our legal march has been suspended with the reason of an illegal aggressive protest! Our legal demonstration with a legal permission on 06.08 2006, called Homosexuals do have...
Europe
Muslim Religious and LGBT Strategies
Threats and Survival: The Religious Right and LGBT Strategies in Muslim Contexts
14/08/2006
The turn of the nineteenth century, Europeans referred to same-sex relationships as the “Persian disease,” the “Turkish disease,” or the “Egyptian vice.” In an interesting reversal,...
World
Violence Against Women
Violence Doesn't Distinguish Between Sexualities
12/08/2006
Mira Ofreneo, a Filipina psychologist, and Bernadette Muthien, an activist for women’s and LGBT issues in South Africa, met last April in Geneva during the ILGA conference. Strengthened...
www.360.ch
World
Gay Pride
Gay march cancelled in Bursa
09/08/2006
Angry crowd ensures gay march in Bursa is canceled after protests. Police have been forced to cancel a planned demonstration by gay rights activists in Bursa after anti-gay protesters...
Kaos GL
Europe
Religion: Changing Attitude
First Anniversary of Changing Attitude Nigeria (CAN)
08/08/2006
Changing Attitude Nigeria is proud to celebrate the first anniversary of our founding. CAN started in the diocese of the Niger Delta, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion on...
Africa
Outgames Montréal 2006
Declaration of Montréal
08/08/2006
Preamble: ‘All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights’. This famous first sentence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted almost sixty years...
1st World Outgames Montréal 2006
World
Member Update
Update from ASWAT in Haifa
01/08/2006
HAIFA, JULY 2006: To all our friends and colleagues, thank to all of you who have contacted ASWAT to ask about our safety as we are based in Haifa. It is much appreciated that...
ASWAT
Asia
United Nations
UN Credibility at Stake as ECOSOC Addresses Applications of NGOs Working on Sexual Orientation Issues
25/07/2006
GENEVA, JULY 24, 2006 - NGOs urged the Economic and Social Council today to put aside procedural disagreements and give fair consideration to the applications for consultative...
ILGA
World
ECOSOC Campaign
Final Petition for LGBT Groups' ECOSOC Status
22/07/2006
Following is the ECOSOC petition, which has been endorsed by more than 200 organisations from over 60 countries. Thanks to everyone for their tremendous support. John...
ILGA
World
Executions in Iran
Activists Mark Anniversary of Gay Executions with a Call for Human Rights
20/07/2006
ANKARA, 19 July - Human rights groups are calling for greater protection of gay rights in Iran as the first anniversary of the public execution of two gay teenagers in the country...
IRIN
Asia
Trans Issues in Africa
First Transgender Association Established in Africa
06/07/2006
The gender question - "is it a boy or a girl?" - immediately follows any birth. This past weekend, a non-profit organisation catering to the needs of transgendered people has...
Gender DynamiX
Africa
Africa
Gay and Lesbian People 'Are Here in Africa'
26/06/2006
"We are here in Africa. We live in the mainstream, we pay taxes like everybody else in the mainstream, we relate with people in the mainstream. We are a naturally occurring phenomenon...
Mail and Guardian
Africa
World Conference in Geneva
Media Coverage of ILGA's 2006 World Conference in Geneva
22/06/2006
After ILGA's 23rd World Conference in Geneva this spring, media around the world reflected on the preconferences, the politics of the event, and the progress that can be made...
ILGA
World
Human Rights in Iran
Letter from the Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization to the UN Human Rights Council
19/06/2006
As the first and foremost official supporter and advocate of equal rights for Iranian homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals, the Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization (PGLO)...
PGLO
Asia
Iranian Activism
Iranian Women Demand Equal Legal Status
12/06/2006
The laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran continue to treat women as second-class citizens, and deem the value of the life of a woman as half that of a man's. Women are denied...
Human Rights First
Asia
ECOSOC
LGBT organisations apply for consultative status at the United Nations
09/06/2006
NEW YORK, NEW YORK : ILGA’s campaign to make LGBT voices come out at the United Nations rose to a new level last week with six additional groups applying for consultative status...
World
Marriage Bill
Nigeria: Rights activists form alliance against anti-gay marriage bill
06/06/2006
Human rights activists in the country have formed an alliance against the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill now in the National Assembly, saying it violates people's sexuality...
Africa
Warsaw Pride
Warsaw gives go-ahead to gay pride parade
06/06/2006
WARSAW (Reuters) - Warsaw's conservative authorities will allow a gay pride parade in the Polish capital later this month after rejecting similar requests for the last few years,...
Europe
ECOSOC, COC
Dutch Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender organisation COC applies for status at UN
01/06/2006
In the frame of ILGA's campaign to support LGBT groups in their application to get observer status at the United Nations, we are glad to publish the following press release from...
COC Nederland
Europe
Pride Moscow
Moscow pride ends with violence, injuries, arrests
29/05/2006
An attempt to stage Moscow's first-ever gay-pride march ended with violence, injuries and mass arrests May 27. Activists took to the streets even though Mayor Yuri Luzhkov had...
Europe
Poland Pride
LEGAL: Polish Gays Win Legal Battle for Freedom of Gathering in Public
26/05/2006
WARSAW, Poland (Warsaw Independent): Poland's Supreme Administrative Court (NSA) upheld an earlier administrative court ruling, effectively supporting the right of homosexuals...
Europe

Another Turkish gay rights group risks closure in the city of Bursa
24/05/2006
The governor of Bursa has asked the courts to order the closure of a newly formed gay rights group in the city of Bursa. On March 3, 2006 Rainbow Solidarity and Cultural...
Kaos GL
Europe
United Nations
Two LGBT associations rejected. UN NGO Committee on discriminatory trend.
22/05/2006
LSVD, the German LGBT federation and ILGA-Europe’s applications to obtain observer status at the United Nations were rejected last week at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)’s...
ILGA
World
ECOSOC
The statement made by the Holy See during the debate on LSVD
22/05/2006
Madame Chair, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to take the floor in relation to the NGO under consideration. The Holy See understands that not all ILGA...
ILGA
World
For Women Who Love Women
A new information leaflet on cancer of the breast and of the uterus collar
19/05/2006
The Belgian Cancer Foundation has just published a new preventive information leaflet in French entitled Pour les femmes qui aiment les femmes (For Women Who Love Women),...
ILGA
World
Watch ILGA's spot against Homophobia
17 May, the International Day Against Homophobia
12/05/2006
On 17 May 1990, the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from their list of mental disorders. The fight for the recognition of...
Watch ILGA's spot against Homophobia
World

Cameroon: Government Refuses to Release Nine Men Discharged on Homosexuality Charges
08/05/2006
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned that the Cameroonian government has refused to release nine men jailed on charges of homosexuality...
IGLHRC
Africa
Aung Myo Min
Aung Myo Min
30/04/2006
Executive director of the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, is a 1993 graduate of the Human Rights Advocate Program at Columbia University. He is the first openly gay man...
Asia
Rebecca Lynn Cross
Rebecca Lynn Cross
30/04/2006
Rebecca Lynn Cross resides in San Antonio, Texas. After a twenty-two year career in US Army special operations, she returned to school to complete her Bachelor of Arts and her...
North America
Ruth Baldacchino
Ruth Baldacchino
30/04/2006
I have been involved as an LGBTIQ activist since I began my work with the Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) where I was a member of the Executive Committee. I was Secretary General...
Europe
Mira Alexis P. Ofreneo
Mira Alexis P. Ofreneo
30/04/2006
Executive Director, CLIC (Can’t Live In the Closet), Mira is also a teacher, psychologist, and researcher and has been advocating for LGBT issues in the classroom, the clinic, and...
Asia
Press Release
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA ISSUES STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF HUMAN RIGHTS OF LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL AND TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
24/04/2006
Geneva, April 3, 2006: Participants at the XXIII World Conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) welcomed a message of support from His Holiness the...
ILGA
World
Nigerian Statement
His Excellency Joseph U. Ayalogu Ambassador, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
24/04/2006
Geneva, 2 April 2006: We, the undersigned individuals and organizations from 34 countries and all regions of the world, are outraged by Nigeria’s move to violate human rights...
Africa
AFRICA: Statement on Homophobia
END HOMOPHOBIA IN AFRICA
19/04/2006
Press Release, Geneva, April 3rd, 2006: We are African lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and trans people, we are human rights defenders and we are delegates to the XXIII world...
Africa
Africa's participation in the 23rd ILGA World Conf
African LGBT strongly represented at the ILGA World Conference
13/04/2006
More than 15 African representatives participated in the 23rd ILGA World Conference in Geneva. African people made their communities highly visible and called for greater internal...
ILGA
Africa
Cameroon: situation for LGBT people still critical
CALL FOR DECRIMINALISATION OF HOMOSEXUALITY
20/02/2006
Press release, ADEFHO / Warning Douala, February 16, 2006 The ADEFHO (The Cameroonian Association for the Defense of Homosexuality) and WARNING, a French association working...
Africa
State Homophobia
A list of resources on State-Sponsored Homophobia
18/02/2006
World Legal Map on legislations affecting LGBT people around the world In English In Spanish In Portuguese In French ...
World
Human Rights Conference - Outgames
50$ discount for ILGA Members
15/02/2006
In view of the coming International Conference on LGBT Human Rights organized by the Outgames, Montreal, August 26-29, we are pleased to announce ILGA members, individuals or groups,...
North America
The UAE condemned for jaling gay people
UAE jails 12 men for homosexuality
15/02/2006
13-Feb-2006 - Marc Shoffman The USA has condemned the United Arab Emirates after twelve men were jailed for participating in a gay wedding. Officials in the country...
Africa
Russian gays express their outrage
Muslim leader in Russia calls to killings of gays and mass protests against Moscow gay pride
15/02/2006
Russian Muslims can arrange serious protest actions if representatives of sexual minorities try to stage a gay parade later in May, according to Interfax news agency. ‘Protests...
GayRussia.ru
Europe
HIV/AIDS and women
WOMEN WORLDWIDE make a joint declaration to eradicate HIV/AIDS
13/02/2006
Sexual and reproductive rights are a pivotal neglected priority in HIV/AIDS policy, programming and resource allocation. Failure to protect girls’ and women’s rights including...
World
Launch of Pride Shelter Trust
Africa's first formal shelter providing short-term accommodation to sexual minority groups during crisis periods
11/02/2006
A shelter for members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community is being established in Cape Town. This will be Africa's first formal shelter providing short-term accommodation...
Pride Shelter Trust
Africa
LGBT GROUP UNITE AGAINST BILL ON SAME SEX
Nigerian minister of information: LGBT orientation is alien to Nigeria
11/02/2006
SPIN have totally condemned the bill initiated by the Fed govt of Nigeria to stop same sex relationships and marriages in Nigeria. Saying that it would contravene the universal...
SPIN
Africa
Same sex partnerships in the Czech Republic
President Klaus against same-sex bill
30/01/2006
PRAGUE- President Vaclav Klaus will probably not sign the bill on registered partnership of homosexuals passed by the Senate on Thursday, the daily Mlada fronta Dnes writes. Klaus...
Europe
Iranian organisations against ECOSOC Decision
Iranian organisations write to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
30/01/2006
The Honourable Condoleezza Rice Secretary of State U.S. Department of State 2201 C Street NW Washington, DC 20520 Date: 29 January 2006 Dear Secretary Rice, On behalf...
Asia
UN: U.S. Aligned With Iran in Anti-Gay Vote
Rice Must Explain Repressive UN Ban on LGBT Rights Groups
26/01/2006
(Washington, D.C., January 25, 2006) - In a reversal of policy, the United States on Monday backed an Iranian initiative to deny United Nations consultative status to organizations...
North America
ECOSOC unfairly dismisses ILGA and LBL
ECOSOC dismisses two LGBT organizations without fair hearing!
25/01/2006
ILGA Press Release 25 January 2006 In an unprecedented move, the Economic and Social Council dismissed the applications of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)...
North America
LGBT Groups not desirable at the UN
U.S. votes with Iran, Cuba, Sudan and Zimbabwe against two gay groups at United Nations
24/01/2006
"Apparently Iran, which President Bush has deemed part of the 'Axis of Evil,' is a suitable partner when it comes to discriminating against gay people."— Matt Foreman, executive...
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
North America
Unfair treatment of ILGA's application at the UN
Ongoing struggle for LGBT NGOs to get the right to speak at the United Nations in their own name
23/01/2006
In 2002 the UN ECOSOC Committee held its last vote on ILGA's previous application for ECOSOC status - voting (29 against, 17 for, 7 abstain) to withhold the status from ILGA. The...
World
European Union
European Parliament resolution on homophobia in Europe
19/01/2006
The EP voted an amended resolution on homophobia with great majority 468 in favour 149 against 41 abstentions (roll call voting list in attachment) European Parliament resolution...
Europe
Rising Homophobia in Eastern Europe
European Parliament to vote against homophobia in Europe
16/01/2006
Tonight at 7 pm, the European Parliament will debate a resolution on homophobia in Europe, which was agreed by all major political groups at the Parliament. The debate can be...
Europe
Gays arrested by the Police in India
The Times of India reports Gays arrests
09/01/2006
Press Relase, 5 January 2006 The Lucknow police on Wednesday arrested four men, including an assistant accountant of the State Administrative Tribunal, on charges of running...
The Times of India
Asia
Kaos GL Association will not be closed
Turkish gays win first legal victory on road to EU
03/01/2006
Reuters, 12 October 2005 Turkish gays on Wednesday 12 October 12 2005 won their first victory since the start of European Union entry talks last week when prosecutors rejected...
Europe
2005 Utopia Awards for Gay & Lesbian Pioneers
Press release 2005 Utopia Awards
30/12/2005
Bangkok, December 28, 2005 For 6 years the annual Utopia Awards, Asia's leading gay human rights commendations, have been recognizing individuals and organizations that have...
www.utopia-asia.com/utopiais.htm
Asia
Sign a petition to the President of Latvia
Homophobic constitutional amendment in Latvia
20/12/2005
On 15 December 2005, the Latvian Parliament adopted a constitutional amendment clarifying that marriage is a union of a man and a woman only. The amendment was initiated earlier...
Europe
Harmful cultural practices and beliefs for women
Women’s Leadership Centre Namibia Press Statement
12/12/2005
Breaking the silence around harmful cultural practices and beliefs As women and young women of Namibia we are very proud of those aspects of our various cultures and traditions...
Africa
ILGA-EUROPE PRESS RELEASE ON POLAND
Protest action - Poland's equality body is under threat
08/11/2005
Last Friday (Nov. 4th) the Polish Prime Minister announced that the office of Plenipotentiary for Equal Status, a central administration body responsible for the delivery of...
ILGA-EUROPE
Europe
ILGA-EUROPE PRESS RELEASE ON TURKEY
Ankara’s deputy governor threatens to shut down an LGBT organisation
21/09/2005
On 15 September the deputy governor of Ankara said that official registration of an LGBT organisation in existence since 1994 is against the laws and morality rules and therefore...
ILGA-Europe
Europe
BAN ON TURKISH GAY GROUPS
Turk governor demands closure of gay group
20/09/2005
Reuters - September 19, 2005 - By Selcuk Gokoluk The governor of Turkey's capital Ankara has asked the courts to order the closure of a newly formed gay rights group, a move...
Reuters
Europe
HOMOPHOBIA AND WOMEN
Homophobia, Lesbophobia, what difference does it make?
15/09/2005
Lesbian women often face multiple discriminations; first the general sexism that all women have to face, and then the same homophobia that gay and bisexual men face. To quantify...
SOS Homophobie
Europe
CHINESE UNIVERSITY OFFERS COURSE ON HOMOSEXUALITY
Fudan University is introducing an optional undergraduate course in homosexual studies, the first time any Chinese university has convened such a course for non-medical undergraduates.
09/09/2005
BEIJING, Aug. 16 -- Set to start in September, the course will examine the health, legal and social issues relating to homosexuality, said Sun Zhongxin, an associate professor...
www.chinaview.cn
Asia
LGBT RIGHTS IN IRAN
ILGA Co-Secretaries General Send an Open Letter to the Iranian President in Light of the Recent Executions in Iran
12/08/2005
Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Brussels, August 5th 2005 Mr. President, We would like to congratulate you for your election as President...
Asia
2006 MOSCOW PRIDE
Join the Contest to Design the Logo for the 2006 Moscow Pride Events
11/08/2005
A competition to design the official logo for Moscow Gay Pride has been launched today August 10th. Pride is to be staged for the first time in the Russian capital on May 27 next...
Project GayRussia.Ru
Europe
Qatari royal heir outed by Aljazeera
The Crown Prince of Qatar should be stoned to death for being gay, according to Dr Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the Muslim fundamentalist scholar who is based in Qatar.
05/08/2005
These allegatons appear in the Middle East news magazine Aljazeera. Dr Qaradawi was defended by the Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, in a Guardian comment article only yesterday,...
Outrage
Asia
First LGBT Pride March in Riga to go ahead
A Latvian Court has ordered that a ban on Latvia's first LGBT Pride march be lifted.
22/07/2005
The ban was put in place at the instigation of Prime Minister Kalvitis, who had earlier issued a statement that he "as head of the government, cannot accept that a parade of sexual...
Europe
First ever Gay Pride event in Sri Lanka
“Colombo First Pride event” Rocks the city!
21/07/2005
The first ever Gay Pride event in Sri Lanka was held on July 20th 2005 - a date that will be remembered in this country, for years to come. More than three hundred people packed...
Equal Ground
Asia
Lesbian and bisexual women's health
ILGA is collecting material on Lesbian and bisexual women's health
28/06/2005
ILGA, The International Lesbian and Gay Association Will be producing a report on LESBIAN AND BISEXUAL WOMEN’S HEALTH Common Concerns and Local Issues We wish to highlight...
World
Games
Test your LGBT Knowledge
24/06/2005
1. When did the World Health Organization remove homosexuality as an illness from their classification of diseases? 1. In 1945 2. In 1968 3. In 1973 4. In...
World
STATEMENT FROM POLISH LGBT ORGANISATIONS
The witch-hunt against homosexuals in Poland grows in strength.
22/06/2005
Politicians of the League of Polish Families and the Law and Justice Party, using ignorance and negative stereotypes about gays and lesbians in Polish society, manipulate fear...
Europe
HUMAN RIGHTS FOR LGBT PEOPLE IN SRI LANKA
Equal Ground Publishes a new report on LGBT issues entitled
03/06/2005
Fifteen years ago on May 17th 1990, the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) removed homosexuality from their list of mental disorders. This action served to...
Equal Ground
Asia
São Paulo Pride
More than two million people!
02/06/2005
On May 29, 2005, more than 2 million people gathered in São Paulo's 9th LGBT Parade - "9ª Parada do Orgulho GLBT", its official name - in a clear demonstration of the rising support...
Latin America and Caribbean
LESBIANS UNWELCOME IN MUMBAI CLUBS
Alleging discrimination, Shirin Merchant (name changed), says she was barred entry to Seven, a Bandra nightclub, because she is a lesbian.
26/05/2005
She said that on May 18, Samson Stephen, the club’s general manager stopped her and three friends from entering. Shirin says she first went to the club — located on the sixth floor...
©Mid Day
Asia
Beijing +10 review
Beijing +10 review: another missed opportunity for lesbians?
24/05/2005
From February 28th to March 11th 2005, the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York conducted the ten-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing...
Dorothy Aken'ova
Africa
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR
It is difficult to be different as a woman
11/05/2005
I would like to share with you the context from which I come and how lesbian and bisexual women are perceived within that context. Just like in most places around the...
Africa
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR
Discrimination is about being wrong
10/05/2005
At the beginning of the women’s movement, we were talking about multiple burdens, but we really never looked at until 15 years ago on the true causes of these burdens and how...
Asia
ILGA Panel at the 61rst UNCHR
Hetero-normativity and multiple discriminations suffered by women
10/05/2005
I would like to start with a few stories based on discrimination. One night a mother was feeding her daughter. She was placed in on a sac, hung from the ceiling and beaten...
North America
World March of Women
It’s up to us to start building an European Lesbian Network
04/05/2005
During a meeting of the World March of Women against violence and poverty, the French representatives proposed the idea of a European Lesbian meeting. The Lesbian co-ordinating body...
Europe
EU HUMAN RIGHTS DIPLOMACY
The European Parliament Votes in Favor of Protecting LGBT Rights Abroad
02/05/2005
The United Left (GUE/NGL) and the Greens (VERT/ALE) had submitted amendments on the initiative of LSVD and ILGA-Europe about the situation in Jamaica (homophobia and sodomy law)...
Philipp Braun, LSVD
Europe
ILGA PRESS RELEASE
The Election of Benedict XVI as Pope Causes Hurt and Pain among LGBT People
21/04/2005
Brussels, 21/04/2005 The Election of Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) wishes to express its dismay and deep concerns...
World
Kaos writes to European Officials
Justice Commission and Parliament have refused to respond to the petitions for equality by the LGBT community in the New Turkish Penal Code
20/04/2005
In the letter Kaos GL asked them to persuade Turkish government officials and the Turkish Parliament to make some amendments to the draft law in order to address discrimination and...
Kaos
Europe
US TIES RESTRICTIONS TO THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS
Urge UNAIDS to Reject US Global AIDS Strategy's Funding Restrictions Against Sex Workers
07/04/2005
The US Global AIDS Initiative to provide $15 billion dollars in 15 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Southeast Asia continues to harm rather than help marginalized communities...
ILGHRC
North America
ILGA EDUCATES AUSTRALIANS ON GAY RIGHTS AT THE UN
Rosanna Flamer Caldera talks about life in Sri Lanka and gives a resumé on the status of LGBT rights in the UN
30/03/2005
Up until 1995 only male homosexuality was criminalized, but when LGBT groups (Lesbians, Gay men, Bisexuals and Transgendered people) approached the Sri Lankan Government to overturn...
Sydney Star Observer
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAISNT HOMOPHOBIA
Public authorities get more and more involved
23/03/2005
The International Day Against Homophobia which will be celebrated on May 17th in more than 30 countries throughout the world is more and more supported by official authorities...
World
A First for Turkey’s Gays and Lesbians
Turkish government officials attend conference on Human Rights for the LGBT community
01/03/2005
On February 2005 for the first time Turkish government officials and embassies of Western countries attended a series of conferences concerning issues regarding Turkish gays and...
Kaos
Europe
Momentum for Equality
Beijing + 10 Review and Women’s Global Charter for Humanity
23/02/2005
From 28 February to 11 March 2005 the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York will conduct the ten-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Platform for Action (Beijing...
Patricia Curzi - ILGA Women's Project Officer
World
New controversial EU Commission's strategy
Are equality and non-discrimination made redundant in the EU?
02/02/2005
On 2 February 2005, the European Commission presented a long-awaited strategy entitled “Working together for growth and jobs - A new start for the Lisbon strategy”. The strategy...
ILGA Europe
Europe
A Wake Up Call
Malaysian human rights activist Farish Noor sounds the alarm on the rise of fascism in Malaysia and elsewhere
31/01/2005
There was, not too long ago, a time when I could safely say to myself: “Well, no matter how bad things are here in Malaysia, thank God we don’t live in a country like Afghanistan...
Dr. Farish A Noor
Asia
Tsunami Disaster
Unimaginable emotional distress haunts those who survived - Counselors needed
05/01/2005
The Tsunami wreaked havoc in Sri Lanka killing and destroying everything in its path. For the lucky ones who survived, life is going to be a terrible burden as they face their losses...
Asia
EU: an opportunity for LGBT rights in Turkey
ILGA-Europe urges the EU to include the rights of LGBT people in the human rights monitoring process and as a part of assessing Turkey's preparedness to join the Union
20/12/2004
On 17 December 2004, leaders of the European Union agreed to start membership negotiations with Turkey in 2005. Although the negotiations might take up to 15 years and there is...
Europe
Supreme Court Upholds Equal Marriage Legislation
Parliament must either pass equal marriage legislation or invoke the notwithstanding clause to override Charter protection for gays and lesbians
09/12/2004
Ottawa - "The Supreme Court today gave a green light to the government's proposed equal marriage legislation, reflecting Canadian values and Canadians' commitment to fairness," said...
Egale Canada and Canadians for Equal Marriage
North America
A brief History of the LGBT Movement in Turkey
From the 70ies to the First Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in Istanbul in 2004
06/12/2004
Like most of the countries in rest of the world, in Turkey a gay culture was born in sub cultures such as parks, bath houses, cafes and bars in especially big cities like Istanbul...
Kaos
Europe
Reform in South Australia
The South Australian Liberal Party wants to kill-off the legal recognition of same-sex relationships
30/11/2004
The South Australian Liberal Party wants to kill-off the legal recognition of same-sex relationships by sending the relevant legislation to parliamentary inquiry when it reaches...
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
An Initiative for the Visibility of Queer Muslims
A call for each and every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer Muslim around the globe
26/11/2004
As-salamu aleikum wa Rahmetullahi wa Berekatuhu! In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful! Dear Friends, This is a call for each and every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,...
IIVQM
Europe
US Elections
Policies set in place by the Bush administration in the next years will not only hurt people but will also firmly enshrine a culture of mean-spiritedness
25/11/2004
Friends and Colleagues: It is now confirmed that George W. Bush has won the election and will continue as US president for the next four years. For those of us committed to social...
Catholics for a Free Choice
North America
STANDING RULES
Rome Conference 1992: Standing rules
23/11/2004
Also read ILGA's Constitution ROME CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL LESBIAN AND GAY...
ILGA
World
ILGA’s European conference in Budapest a success!
The conference took place during a historical event of the European Commission President Mr Barroso withdrawing his proposal for the Commission from the approval vote by the European Parliament.
22/11/2004
On 27-31 October 2004, more than 220 activists from all over Europe gathered in Budapest for the 26 th ILGA European Conference. The conference theme was “Coming Out to the EU”....
ILGA Europe
Europe
ILGA - A YEAR IN REVIEW
How You Helped and Can Help to Make a difference
19/11/2004
Dear ILGA members and friends, As we head into the last months of 2004, we here at ILGA would like to share with you news on what has been one of the most active years...
World
Bulgarian Gay Group Cries Afoul Remarks Made by MP
Bulgarian MP Ivan Kozovski Calls Homosexuality a Perversion, and spreads his view as a University Professor
12/11/2004
Bulgarian Gay Organisation "Gemini" and other Bulgarian Human Rights NGO's are appealing to Member of the Parliament Ivan Kozovski to apologise publicly for his statement published...
GEMINI
Europe
New project: Social Integration of LGBT in Moldova
Dutch Development Foundation Cordaid Supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Moldova
12/11/2004
The Dutch development foundation Cordaid, which values are based on social catholic doctrine, will support Information Center "GenderDoc-M" over the next three years in implementation...
Gender Doc
Europe
Feminist Dialogue
A group of 7 organizations and networks will convene a second international Feminist Dialogue in Porto Alegre, Brazil, from 23-24 January
09/11/2004
The Dialogue will convene prior to the World Social Forum as an autonomous event. As such, it is not primarily about strategies or orientation regarding the WSF (which we hope could...
Feminist Dialogue
Latin America and Caribbean
Delhi High Court’s refuses to change law
Section 377 criminalizes sodomy and other acts against the order of nature. A petition by Naz India asked the Court to declare it should no longer apply to consenting adults
09/11/2004
As representatives of queer support groups from across the country we deplore the Delhi High Court’s decision not to reconsider their decision last September on Naz India’s petition...
Various Indian NGOs
Asia
US Presidential Election - Reaction from IGLHRC
Instead of promoting democratic values abroad, the Bush Administration has done nothing but promote religious values
05/11/2004
"If the last four years is a guide, the result of this election will have disastrous consequences not only for LGBT people in the US, but around the world. Over the last four years,...
IGLHRC
North America
HOSI Wien furious and appalled
Austria’s Constitutional Court dismisses same-sex freedom of movement case
04/11/2004
Homosexuelle Initiative (HOSI) Wien, Austria’s oldest and leading gay and lesbian organisation that just celebrated its 25th anniversary with a big party in Vienna City Hall last...
Hosi Wien
Europe
DOSSIER ON ROCCO BUTTIGLIONE
Dr. Buttiglione has a history of making discriminatory remarks homosexuals, women, immigrants and others
27/10/2004
During his assessment hearings in October 2004, Dr. Buttiglione enraged many members of the European Parliament by describing homosexuality as a sin and suggesting that the role...
Catholics for a free choice
Europe
Activists in Parliament for the first time
Turkey's bid to join EU gives voice to its homosexuals
14/10/2004
Long oppressed in a largely conservative society, Turkey's homosexuals are timidly coming out for freedom just as the country gears up to join the European Union (EU). Ali Erol...
Agence France-Presse
Europe
World Petition
Seven questions and answers about the International homophobia awareness day
04/10/2004
1) What are the practical objectives of this Day ? In practice, our first objective is to provoke action. Actions could take on a number of different forms : a debate in...
Louis-Georges Tin
World
Homophobic Violence in Immigrant Communities
Even in the Tolerant Nordic Countries Young Gay People Face Violence
24/09/2004
Stockholm - Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and immigrant researchers, parliamentarians, journalists, human rights activists and culture workers will gather in Stockholm October...
Tupilak
Europe
ILGA and German Diplomacy
Kursad Kahramanoglu Speaks to meeting of German Ambassadors In Berlin
10/09/2004
On September 6th, ILGA Secretary General, Kursad Kahramanoglu, was invited by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to participate in a panel discussion entitled "New Challenges...
ILGA
Europe
4rth country in the World, first in EU
Portugal's constitution bans discrimination based on sexual orientation
11/08/2004
Portugal is the first country in Europe and (after Ecuador, Fiji and South Africa) the fourth worldwide to explicitly ban sexual orientation discrimination by constitutional legislation. ...
Europe
Zimbabwe International Book Fair
GALZ member attacked by a member of the public.
04/08/2004
In August 1996, the Supreme Court confirmed the right of GALZ to participate at the Zimbabwe International Book Fair. Between 1997 and 2002, the association exhibited by placing...
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)
Africa
Protest in Bangalore, India
Massive protest July 2, 2004 for Kokila, Hijra who was tortured and sexually assaulted by Police personnel in Bangalore
22/07/2004
Sangama, a sexuality minorities' rights organization in Bangalore, India held a massive protest July 2, 2004 for Kokila who was tortured and sexually assaulted by Police personnel...
Sangama
Asia
South Africa: campaign for same sex marriage
The Equality Project challenges the laws that prevent same-sex couples from marrying
09/07/2004
The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project (“the Equality Project”) today announced that it and eighteen other applicants have filed an application in the Johannesburg High Court challenging...
The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project
Africa
ILGA-Europe's Memorandum to the Dutch Presidency
ILGA-Europe draws the attention of the Presidency to the areas affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people that can be progressed through concrete actions from July to December 2004
01/07/2004
From today, July 1rst until the end of 2004 the Netherlands will hold the EU Presidency. Until the entry into force of the EU Constitution, the Presidency will pass every six months...
ILGA Europe
Europe
Australia: harassed on the basis of transexuality
Court has interpreted discrimination in accommodation to include any act of discrimination which makes it harder for someone to live where they do, including harassment by neighbours.
30/06/2004
TASMANIAN GAY AND LESBIAN RIGHTS GROUP Media Release Wednesday June 30th 2004 TAS ANTI-BIAS DECISION SETS NATIONAL BENCHMARK Tasmanian LGBT activists have applauded a state...
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
Antidiscrimination legislation rejected in Latvia
The Latvian parliament refuses to implement a European Union directive
25/06/2004
In March 2004, the Latvian Minister for Special Assignment for Society Integration Affairs proposed an Anti-Discrimination Bill, which would implement the European Union...
Juris Lavrikovs
Europe
Australia: Senate gay marriage/adoption inquiry
Senate decision to send the Howard Government's legislation banning same sex marriage and adoption to an inquiry.
23/06/2004
Australia's national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organisation, the Equal Rights Network, has welcomed a Senate decision to send the Howard Government's legislation...
Equal Rights Network
ANZAPI (Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands)
keynote speech Manilla 2003
Claudia Roth addresses ILGA world Conference in Manilla: Human rights are indivisible!
02/12/2003
Claudia Roth is Member of Parliament and Federal Government Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid at the Foreign Office, Germany keynote speech of the 22nd...
Asia
ILGA - A year in Review
How you helped and can continue to help to make a difference
01/12/2003
Liebe Mitglieder der ILGA, Da wir zum Ende dieses Jahres entgegenkommen, eines der wohl ereignisreichsten seit den 90ern, möchten wir von der ILGA-Zentrale Euch gerne über...
World
Iran executes gay teenagers
Two gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran on 19 July 2005 for the 'crime' of homosexuality

ILGA publishes press releases and statements as submitted by its members. Conflicting information has been circulated around this information.On this case, apart from the press release...
Outrage
Asia