iglyo e-learning: public speaking webinar

  Have you ever had to speak in public (maybe in a panel, or deliver a speech at a student meeting, or on TV) but felt very nervous and weren’t sure what to say? We want to help out! Tune in to #IGLYOeLearning’s Webinar on Public Speaking to learn how to construct your speech and […]

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IGLYO, OII Europe and EPA launch intersex toolkit for parents

  Brussels, 26th of October 2018 On the occasion of this year’s Intersex Awareness Day, IGLYO is proud to launch “Supporting your intersex child”, a toolkit for parents, carers, relatives and siblings of intersex children, written in collaboration with OII Europe and the European Parents’ Association (EPA). Anna Robinson, IGLYO’s co-chair, highlighted that “the intersex […]

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IGLYO e-Learning: Workshop Webinar

  Have you ever had to facilitate any kind of session but lacked the skills? We want to help you out! Tune in to #IGLYOeLearning’s Workshop Webinar to learn how to design and facilitate workshops/meetings/presentations, using a simple framework and making sure your participants stay engaged.   When? Wednesday, November 7 @ 6 pm CET Thursday, […]

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Job Vacancy: Membership Engagement Officer

Membership Engagement Officer (37,5 hrs per week) Deadline: 25 April 2018 at 20:00 CET   IGLYO’s Secretariat in Brussels is growing again! We are recruiting for a brand new post: Membership Engagement Officer. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, able to build strong relationships with our existing members and reach out to new […]

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Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Communications Officer (37,5 hrs per week) Deadline: 16 February 2018 at 20:00 CET IGLYO is excited to be recruiting a full-time Communications Officer to join the Secretariat in Brussels. The ideal candidate will have experience in film production and editing, digital storytelling, graphic design, website development and online communication. With excellent written English and an ability to communicate […]

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IGLYO launches the LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index & Report

“My school days were basically me hiding, hating myself and never really knowing why” – Mia, Sweden Today (23 January), Members of the European Parliament, representatives from European Institutions, Member State governments, and civil society organisations are meeting at the European Parliament for the launch of the first LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index and Report, created […]

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A Pride in Istanbul!

Hakan is an activist in KAOS GL and started as a volunteer in 2013 before he became the organisation’s  Fundraiser and Project Coordinator. Hakan is also a board member of IGLYO. He attended the banned pride march in Istanbul on the  25th of june 2017. Below he shared his personal experiences: When I got out […]

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Call for nominations to the Executive Board of IGLYO

Due to coming changes in the Executive Board of International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO), we are now looking to co-opt a new Board Member. The new Executive Board Member’s mandate would start on 15th of June and would run until December 31st 2018. The IGLYO Executive Board […]

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LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index: We all have the right to education!

May 17, 2017 marked the 12th annual International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, drawing attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTQI people internationally. In the light of that date, IGLYO has launched the indicators of the LGBTQI Inclusive Education Index which will support national governments and civil society organisations to tackle this issue within […]

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Study session: LGBTQI Rights through E-Learning – Call for Participants

IGLYO is happy to invite you to participate in the study session: ”LGBTQI Rights through E-Learning” The study session will be held at the European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary, from 14 May to 20 May 2017  (inclusive of travel days), in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Platform. The study session is supported by the Council […]

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STUDY SESSION ON E-LEARNING FOR YOUNG LGBTQI ACTIVISTS: Call for prep team members

CALL FOR PREPARATORY TEAM MEMBERS STUDY SESSION ON E-LEARNING FOR YOUNG LGBTQI ACTIVISTS “LGBTQI RIGHTS THROUGH E-LEARNING” Study session “LGBTQI Rights through E-learning” Location: Budapest, Hungary Preparatory meetings:  17-19 Feb 2017, Budapest, Hungary The event: 14-19 May 2017, Budapest, Hungary Deadline for applications: 12 January 2017 IGLYO is proud to announce a call for two […]

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Online consultation and webinar on trans and HIV issues

Is your organisation interested in working around HIV and transgender issues?  We would like to invite you to an online consultation and Webinar on Thursday, 9 March, at 6 pm CET. We will discuss existing relevant research, trends, possible funding opportunities and share some of your challenges and experience working with transgender people and HIV. […]

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Webinar on HIV/sexual health: European Testing Week

Is your organisation interested in working around HIV and sexual health within the LGBTQI community? Would you like to know more about what is going on in Europe around World AIDS Day and the European HIV/Hep Testing Week? Get some ideas about how to get involved? If you would like to discuss and find out […]

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We Are Here: A Message for Intersex Youth

MEDIA RELEASE: 10:00 CET, WEDNESDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2016 Intersex young people speak out about their experiences, to raise visibility and reach out to others through IGLYO’s new film, ‘We Are Here’ in partnership with OII Europe and interACT Youth on Intersex Awareness Day. We Are Here is a short, but powerful film, highlighting the experiences of five young intersex individuals. The film aims to reach out […]

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Today, 23 September, We Celebrate Bisexuality Visibility Day

23 September – Today we celebrate Bisexuality Visibility Day, an international awareness day combatting bisexual invisibility.  The International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) seizes this opportunity to highlight and recognize the pervasive discrimination, verbal harassment, bullying and social stigma faced by bisexual young people both within and outside of LGTQI communities. We, bisexual[1] young […]

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IGLYO stands in solidarity with Uganda Pride and Ugandan LGBTQI persons and condemns the human rights violations by authorities on August 4th

On the 4th of August the Ugandan police force stormed and raided a private party at Club Venom hosting the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda pageant during Uganda Pride week in the capital Kampala. Accounts from the scene reported excessive and brutal acts of violence from police. Eyewitnesses also reported sexual assaults by police officers, especially targeting […]

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LGBTQI European Education Index

IGLYO’s report into the impact of homophobic and transphobic bullying, along with numerous other pieces of research, reveal that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people’s experiences of school plays a critical role in their life and development. Schools are particularly problematic for most LGBTQI people and many have to face a daily […]

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UN adopts historic resolution to establish independent expert on LGBT

On the 30th of June 2016 the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), the principal human rights organ of the UN, established the institution’s first LGBT rights expert with the resolution ”Protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”. The creation of the UN independent LGBT expert, which will assess the […]

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UNESCO Out In The Open Interviews

IGLYO partnered with UNESCO for their global ministerial meeting, “Out In The Open: Education Sector Responses to Violence Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity/Expression”, where for the first time, the education sector globally recognised its responsibilities in tackling homophobic and transphobic violence. As well as creating, No More Hiding, a brand new film and exhibition […]

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IGLYO supports the Istanbul Trans Pride and the LGBTQI Istanbul Pride

In light of  recent international  incidences of discrimination, hate speech, and hate crimes perpetrated against the LGBTQI community, the International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) seeks to raise our voice concerning the ban of both The Istanbul Trans Pride and the  LGBTQI Istanbul Pride, and to ask the city’s Governor to remove the ban […]

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IGLYO conference on ethnic identities – Call for Participants

IGLYO is delighted to invite you to participate at the conference Bring Everyone In. The conference will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 5 to 9 September 2016 (travel days on 4 and 10 September), in partnership with IGLYO’s Member Organisation COC Netherlands. The conference has been kindly supported by the European Youth Foundation […]

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Call for Research Intern (5 Months)

  IGLYO is excited to announce a call for a new research intern to join the IGLYO team in Brussels for 5 months. The role will have a strong focus on education, leading an ambitious new project to create the beginnings of a European LGBTQI Education Index. This  will involve conducting desk research, building a database […]

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IGLYO urges LGBTQI activists and organisations to eliminate racism within the queer space

IGLYO calls LGBTQI activists and organisations to eliminate racial and ethnic discrimination that persists in Europe, even within the queer space Monday 21st March 2016. We need to fight racism everywhere, every day. However, this International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the International LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex) Youth & […]

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COC Nederland – Interview with Jouke van Buuren

COC Netherlands has been advocating the rights of LGBT people from 1946 on. COC strives for the decriminalization of sexual orientation and gender identity and for equal rights, emancipation and social acceptance of LGBT’s in the Netherlands and all over the world. To get to know more about the work of the organisation, we interviewed Jouke van Buuren, […]

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Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre – Interview with Lukasz Konieczka

Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is a youth-led project based in England and a member organisation of IGLYO. For our appointment with Member’s Monday, we interviewed Lukasz Konieczka, Director of Mosaic, to discover more about the work of the organisation.   1) What is a very exciting project Mosaic LGBT Youth Centre is currently working on? […]

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IGLYO statement – International Women’s Day 2016

IGLYO celebrates international women’s day 2016 – turning our attention to the women in most vulnerable situations Women and our allies have made irrefutable progress in the fight for gender equality in most countries of the world – but equality is still a long way off, as strong structural and social obstacles persist worldwide. Such […]

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Pembe Hayat – Interview with Ali Can Kalan

Pembe Hayat is an LGBTQI organisation based in Turkey and a member of IGLYO. To discover more about the many initiatives and activities, Pembe Hayat is involved in, we interviewed Ali Can for our usual Members’ Monday appointment.   1) What is your name and your role inside Pembe Hayat? I am Ali Can Kalan, […]

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BLUS – Interview with Jessica Wentworth

BLUS is an organization run for and by LGBTQ students in and around Copenhagen and a member organisation of IGLYO. To get to know better the work of this organisation, we interviewed Jessica.   1)    What is your name and your role inside BLUS? My name is Jessica Wentworth, and I am the current chairperson of BLUS. I, […]

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Lambda Warsaw – Interview with Karolina Borowska

Lambda Warsaw is a Polish LGBTQ organisation, whose mission is to create social space in which to construct a positive identity of the LGBTQ community as well as providing independent, professional and expert assistance in difficult and crisis situations. The Association was established in 1997. Lambda Warsaw works mostly regionally in Warszawa and the Mazovia […]

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PINK Embassy – Interview with Artan Karoli

PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro Albania is a non-profit organization which works for the protection and advancement of the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, intersex and queer people in Albania. Since 2014 PINK Embassy / LGBT Pro has been working to host the first LGBT Pride in Albania, on May 17th as well as […]

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