Archive for 2012

Call for IGLYO conference prep team members

[Deadline for applications extended until 16th January 2013, midnight CET] We are excited to inform you that IGLYO is to hold a conference “STOP H8 – Tackling Bullying in Europe”, which will take place in Oslo, Norway, from the 10th till 16th of May, 2013. The conference will be organized in partnership with IGLYO’s Norwegian […]

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Call for IGLYO’s Education Working Group member

Application deadline Extended: January 16th 2013, midnight CET We are happy to announce a call for a new member to join the Education Working Group. IGLYO’s Education Working Group (WG) was established in 2012. The Working Group’s main goal is to explore and further develop the models for good practices in the focus area of […]

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Call for article submissions to ‘’IGLYO on Dialogue’’

We are excited to offer our members and LGBTQ activists around the world a possibility to contribute to our next issue of the quarterly bulletin “IGLYO on…”. This time the theme is the intercultural and inter-religious dialogue in the LGBTQ youth sector. We are looking for 6 articles of around 800-1000 words each for this […]

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Call for research tenders in the field of education

We are delighted to announce this call for a research tender in the field of education. IGLYO is commissioning a piece of research to investigate the ties between homophobic and transphobic bullying in the formal education setting and the effects of bullying on access to the labour market later in life. In recent years, IGLYO […]

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IGLYO urges Duma to reject ‘homosexual propoganda’ law

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) is urging the Russian Parliament to reject the proposed ‘homosexual propaganda’ law. The proposed legislation was due to enter its first reading in the state Duma, on Wednesday the 19th of December. It has now been postponed until Tuesday the 22nd of […]

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Video Message from Council of Europe

Video message from Maria Ochoa-Llidó recorded for IGLYO General Assembly 2012 delegates. Maria Ochoa-Llidó, Deputy to the Director of Human Rights and Anti-discrimination, Head of Social Cohesion and Diversity Department, Directorate General II (Democracy), Council of Europe. (click on the link below) Video from Council of Europe to IGLYO GA 2012

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Meet the IGLYO Board 2013

From left to right: Helena Kovac (EMA LGBT), Orlaith Hendron (HERE NI), Vladimir Veljkovic (Duga), Despina Michaelidou (LGBT Accept Cyprus), Sarah Rowlinson (LGBT Youth Scotland), Roh Petas (ANSO), Patrick Dempsey (Belongto), Artiom Zavadovschi (GenderDoc-M)

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European LGBTQ Youth and Student Activists Meet in Ukraine

From 5th to 8th December, over 40 LGBTQ youth activists from across the pan-European region gathered in Mykolayiv, Ukraine, for IGLYO General Assembly and a capacity building workshop on combating hate speech online. Prior to the General Assembly, the two-day workshop, focusing on experiences of young people hate speech online and ways of combating, it […]

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IGLYO General Assembly 2012 Declaration

We, delegates of the General Assembly of International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,  Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), representing a  network of 78 organisations from 40 countries in the pan-European region and  beyond, stand in solidarity with our Ukrainian members and demand respect and fair treatment for all people, regardless of their sexual orientation, […]

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IGLYO opposes the appointment of Tonio Borg as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) is opposing the appointment of Tonio Borg as the European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy. Tonio Borg is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs for Malta. He was nominated to replace John Dalli as a member of the […]

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IGLYO’s Keep the Faith Conference kicks off in Brussels

  BRUSSELS, OCTOBER 30 – IGLYO’s Conference Keep the Faith: Promoting Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue in the LGBTQ Youth Sector kicks off today in Brussels, Belgium.   The official opening of the conference will take place on Wednesday, October 31st, with a reception organized at the Belgian-Moroccan Cultural House Daarkom.   Keep the Faith is […]

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IGLYO CONDEMNS MURDER OF TRANSGENDER WOMAN IN TURKEY

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) is strongly condemning the murder of a transgender woman in Antalya, Turkey. The young woman was attacked by two men with a knife and had her throat slit. She tragically died on the 23rd of October 2012. This is the second time […]

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Why IGLYO's General Assembly 2012 in Mykolayiv, Ukraine

Despite all efforts undertaken by local human rights activists and  international communities to promote tolerance and principles of equality and respect, homophobic spirits have been spreading in Ukraine rather quickly lately. In the past 12 months, some members of Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada, have registered three draft laws against so-called “propaganda of homosexuality”. Unfortunately, the […]

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IGLYO expresses grave concern after the banning of Belgrade Pride 2012

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) is expressing grave concern at the banning of Belgrade Pride 2012. On Wednesday October 3rd, Ministry of Interior Affairs of Serbia stated that on the basis of all security assessments and recommendations, it decided to ban all gatherings scheduled for October 6th […]

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IGLYO and European Youth Forum condemns draft law banning 'homosexual propaganda' in Ukraine

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) and European Youth Forum,  European Youth Forum, an international organisation established by national youth councils and international non-governmental youth organisations in Europe, are strongly condemning a draft law which would make any public discussion on homosexuality, positive depiction of gays and lesbians […]

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Call for IGLYO General Assembly 2012

Dear IGLYO Member Organisations, GA2012 – 1st mailing GA2012 – 2nd mailing GA2012 – 3rd mailing In accordance to the IGLYO statutes [article 14] the Board of IGLYO hereby calls for the General Assembly to take place from the 7th to 8th of December 2012 (excluding arrivals on 6th December & departures on 9th December), […]

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Comment on the Council of Europe Meeting in Russian Federation

On the occasion of the 9th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Youth and the Youth Event taking place in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation, on 21-25 September 2012. Statement The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) welcomes the 9th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for […]

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Call for contributions to next issue of IGLYO on Gender

Are you a young LGBTQI person, friend or ally? Are you interested in gender issues, and how gender influences the lives of LGBTQ young people? Do you have an interest in sharing your perspective with LGBTQ activists? If yes this call is for YOU! IGLYO on…  is a periodical publication published several times a year […]

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IGLYO's Annual Stakeholder survey

Dear IGLYO Members and Friends, IGLYO is delighted to release our second annual Stakeholder’s Survey. The survey is your chance to let the Board and Secretariat know how you think we’ve been doing over the past year! The 2012 Stakeholder’s Survey will be open today through 31 October 2012. At that point, we will take […]

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IGLYO membership survey 2012

Membership survey – your input needed! As an umbrella organization for LGBTQ youth and students, we connect activists from all corners of Europe and beyond! In order to have a better idea of your hopes and expectations of IGLYO, we had a stakeholder survey last year. The results have led us to initiate improvements in […]

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IGLYO condemns trans- and xenophobic hatecrime in Dublin

On Saturday, September 8th three delegates of the fourth European Transgender Council which took place in Dublin this weekend where verbally and physically attacked while on their way to a party. The Board of IGLYO would like to express their solidarity with and support for  the persons concerend, not only with those 3 in Dublin, […]

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Meet Patrick – new member of the IGLYO Board

IGLYO is very happy to announce that Patrick Dempsey has been co-opted onto the Board of IGLYO as our Communications Officer! Patrick has spent much of the past 5 years working with the Irish LGBT youth organisation BeLonGTo in lobbying and advocating for LGBT youth issues in Ireland. Patrick has served on the Irish Minister […]

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IGLYO on Social Media and IGLYO on Sports is now out!

Two latest publications of quarterly bulletin IGLYO on is now available online. This time it’s about Social Media and Sports. You can also order publications in print, by sending an email to office@iglyo.com.

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Call for Board Member – Communications Officer

Because of changes in the Executive Board of IGLYO, we are looking for a new Board Member to co-opt for the remainder of 2012 mandate. Specifically, we are looking for the new board member to fill  the position of Communications Officer. The deadline to submit a candidate for consideration will be midday 12.00 (CET) Wednesday, […]

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Call for participants: IGLYO conference “Keep the Faith” [6th September 2012, midnight CET]

We are excited to announce the call for participants for the IGLYO conference “Keep the Faith: promoting inter-religious and inter cultural dialogue in the LGBTQ youth sector” to take place in Brussels, Belgium from October 30th to November 4th 2012. The conference is organized in partnership with Wel Jong Niet Hetero (Young But Not Straight). […]

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Changes in the IGLYO Board

Summer is usually considered the best period for meditating, looking ahead and making important decisions. On this summer day, IGLYO is announcing the decision of Nir Zernyak to resign from his position as an Executive Board member due to his personal and professional commitments such as pursuing of studies and work for the Israeli Gay […]

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Equally Healthy – A survey on sexual orientation and gender identity in medical education.

IGLYO’s working group on health is currently researching how issues relating to the health of LGBTQ young people are covered in medical curricula. Moreover, we want to gain understanding of the knowledge of medical students in relation to sexual orientation and gender identity. If you are involved in medical education please help us by completing […]

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UN: Online Survey – Seeking Youth Inputs for Secretary General's Youth Initiative

The United Nations is developing a System-Wide Action Plan on Youth. This Action Plan will affect the   way the whole UN system will work with and for youth in the coming years. The Action Plan will focus on the five priority areas identified by the Secretary General:
 Employment, Entrepreneurship, Education, including education on sexual and […]

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IGLYO at WorldPride

In the run up to the parade in London on Saturday 7th July, a series of events are planned across the city. On Friday 6th July, join us at our woskhop, ‘Destination: Equality’ as we explore LGBTQ youth participation in international activism. IGLYO invites all those, aged 18 – 30 interested in youth participation and […]

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LGBT History Month

LGBT History Month – Engaging Hearts and Minds, Changing Attitudes: Training & Development Programme Ljubljana, Slovenia, 3rd – 9th September 2012 Deadline for applications: Friday, 29th June, 2012 Introduction LGBT Youth Scotland is pleased to announce a call for applications for this exciting training and development programme, aimed at LGBT and cultural organisations in Europe. […]

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