IGLYO highlights the importance of access to healthcare & information on World AIDS Day

Brussels, December 1st, 2014 – On occasion of World AIDS Day, IGLYO, the International LGBTQ Youth & Student Organisation, call on the European Union, governments, NGOs, health services providers, and activists, to work together to ensure equal access to appropriate healthcare and uncensored information on HIV prevention to youth across Europe. UNAIDS highlight twelve populations […]

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IGLYO Marks Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

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Meet IGLYO's new board members

The General Assembly 2014 has elected four new board members for the mandate 2015 – 2016. They are:           Ugla  Stefanía  Jónsdóttir (Q-Association, Iceland) Ugla currently lives in Iceland, more specifically in Reykjavík. She comes from a small rural area in the north of Iceland and has been living in Reykjavík […]

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IGLYO Vacancy: Capacity Building Officer

IGLYO is calling for applications for the position of full time Capacity Building Officer in our Brussels office. Enthusiastic, hard-working, organised and resourceful people who are committed to make a positive difference to the lives of LGBTQ youth and students are invited to apply. IGLYO offers a supportive and flexible working environment, exciting opportunities and […]

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LGBTI Children Have Right to Safety and Equality

Council of Europe Human Rights Commissioner calls for protection of all children’s right to safety and equality IGLYO, the International LGBTQ Youth & Student Organisation, welcomes the statements made by Nils Muižnek, the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, on the right of all children to safety and equality. The Commissioner drew particular attention […]

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30th Anniversary Event Update

 IGLYO is delighted with the interest in the 30th Anniversary Event so far, but is still keen to attract a few more people who were involved with IGLYO from 1984 – 1998. Although we are aiming to invite everyone who has signed up, we will be able to confirm this by Fri 19th September at the latest. A draft […]

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Important Membership Updates

IGLYO has been working hard to improve how it engages with its Members and Friends. We are excited to launch two new resources for our membership: IGLYO Network A new mailing list exclusively for members and friends Building Together A new online capacity building resource page of our website We are also updating our membership […]

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ORAM-IGLYO Joint Statement – International Youth Day 2014

August 12th 2014 – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans & Queer Youth & Student Organization (IGLYO) and the Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) salute the future generation by celebrating International Youth Day today. The theme of this year’s event is “Mental Health Matters”[1]. ORAM and IGLYO draw the attention of governments, inter-governmental […]

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IGLYO and the no hate speech movement

From 15 – 17 May at the European Youth Centre Budapest, IGLYO hosted a seminar with the Council of Europe’s Youth Department and the SOGI Unit from the Council of Europe Equality Division. The seminar was orientated around the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) and was titled “Young People’s responses to Homophobic and […]

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IGLYO strongly condemns the homophobic bill being drafted in Kyrgyzstan

The anti-gay propaganda bill closely resembles the existing laws in Russia, and has been approved by the Human Rights Committee in the Kyrgyz parliament. The bill makes it a crime to disseminate information ‘aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations’. It also completely bans ‘the organization of and participation in peaceful gatherings’ that […]

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Website Volunteer (Brussels)

Deadline: (21/08/14 @ 13.00 CET) IGLYO is excited to announce the first in a series of short term volunteering opportunities. We are currently looking for a Website Volunteer to assist with reviewing and maintaining IGLYO’s website, contributing to social media platforms, and highlighting interesting LGBT youth news and events by writing engaging news articles. The […]

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30th Anniversary Event (12th – 14th Nov)

  IGLYO is celebrating 30 years of LGBTQ activism and youth empowerment in 2014. We are marking the occasion with a two and a half day event in Dublin Ireland from 12th – 14th November 2014. We are hoping to bring together LGBTQ activists who have been involved with IGLYO from the very beginnings in […]

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Say Hello to Mina – Our New Communications Officer!

  IGLYO is excited to announce Mina Tolu as our new Communications Officer! Mina comes from Malta, and was one of the founding members of We Are – the LGBTQQI Youth & Student Organisation in 2010. After holding the position of Communications Officer for three years, she is now the current President of this organisation. […]

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Malta Votes for Same Sex Civil Unions and Adoption

April 14, 2014 marked a historic day for all people in Malta when parliament passed a bill that affords same sex couples access to civil unions. The new relationship recognition for same sex couples includes almost all of the rights as married couples, including the right to adopt children. IGLYO applauds the work of Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM), […]

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IGLYO condemns Georgian PM’s initiative to ban same-sex marriage on a constitutional level.

IGLYO condemns Georgian PM’s initiative to ban same-sex marriage on a constitutional level The Prime Minister of Georgia, Irakli Garibashvili, proposed to insert a clause into the Georgian Constitution defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman on March 28, 2014, at a government meeting. According to the Prime Minister, such an […]

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Call for rapporteurs- IGLYO Roundtable On Socioeconomic Status

IGLYO is delighted to announce the first of its roundtable series on intersectionality. Through these focused discussions, we will explore the identity strands of gender, ethnicity, disability, and socio-economic status when they overlap for LGBTQ young people. Specific Objectives: Gather stakeholders involved in various topic-specific social movements along the strands of gender, ethnicity, disability, and […]

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IGLYO Celebrates Women – Urges Norm Critical Approach To Gender

Saturday 8th March, 2014 is International Women’s Day (IWD). This is a day where people throughout the world come together to celebrate the political, economic and social achievements of women and to highlight the ongoing inequality, discrimination and violence faced by women of all types because of their gender. International Women’s Day was first held […]

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IGLYO CONDEMNS uganda antigay bill

February 26, 2014 The International Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) has condemned the Anti-Homosexuality bill passed in Uganda on Feb 24th stating that it’s implementation is a great step backwards for Ugandan law makers and for the people of the country. The new bill strengthens the existing Penal Code […]

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IGLYO Launches 30th Anniversary Logo

In 2014, IGLYO celebrates its 30th year of LGBTQ youth activism, empowerment, advocacy and capacity building. To begin the year long programme of events, festivities and actions, IGLYO is proud to launch its new 30th Anniversary Logo.     Look out for more IGLYO 30 announcements in the coming months.

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IGLYO and OBESSU Welcome the Lunacek Report

On the 4th of February, the European Parliament adopted the Resolution on the EU Roadmap against homophobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity (the “Lunacek report”). The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU) and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) strongly support the […]

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Urgent Call For Action: Ask MEP's To Vote For The Lunacek Report

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation is calling on our member organisations, LGBTQ youth, their allies, friends and families to urge their MEPs to vote for the Lunacek Report. On Tuesday the 4th of February, members of the European Parliament will vote on a report written by Ulrike Lunacek […]

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IGLYO launches new research and resources on homophobic and transphobic bullying

  On 28 January 2014, IGLYO launched a series of materials on education at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. In partnership with the Intergroups on LGBT Rights and Youth, IGLYO welcomed around forty people to a seminar on solutions to tackle bullying in the formal education sector. IGLYO released the following materials: The impact […]

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IGLYO Executive Board Members Take New Posts!

The International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) held its first executive board meeting of the year in Brussels. During this meeting IGLYO also attended a protest against the visit of President Putin for the EU-Russia Summit and stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community in Russia. In this handover board meeting the Executive Board […]

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Call for Participants: Standing together: action and advocacy against bullying

IGLYO and the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions (OBESSU) announce Call for Participants of a Council of Europe Study Session: Standing together: action and advocacy against bullying   European Youth Centre in Budapest 2nd to 8th March 2014   Objectives: to establish a common understanding of bullying based on sexual orientation and gender […]

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IGLYO End of Year Message

As the year comes to a close, we in the IGLYO Board and Secretariat want to thank everyone who has supported us and worked together with us for improving the lives of LGBTQ youth and students in Europe. There has been both progress and setbacks in the fight for equal rights and opportunities for LGBTQ […]

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IGLYO's Guide to Structured Dialogue

IGLYO has developed a guide to help you participate in the EU’s Structured Dialogue process! Make sure the interests are represented in EU youth policy making by answering IGLYO’s consultations and working with your national groups. Now: Contribute to IGLYO’s current consultation here.

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IGLYO: LGBTQ Youth And Students Need To Unite In The Fight Against HIV

In every region, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) face significantly higher rates of HIV than the general population. Young people are also at increased risk for HIV, comprising over 40% of new HIV infections worldwide. Young LGBTQ people face the heightened risks, as well as a number of vulnerabilities […]

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Call for Board member

Because of coming changes in the Executive Board of IGLYO, we are now looking to co-opt a new Board Member for next year. The Board Member’s mandate would start on January 1st 2014 and would run until December 31st 2014. If elected to the Board of IGLYO you will get a unique opportunity to work […]

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CALL FOR ARTICLE SUBMISSIONS FOR IGLYO ON ADVOCACY

We are excited to offer IGLYO members, friends, and LGBTQ activists around the world the possibility of contributing to our next issue of the quarterly bulletin IGLYO on… In line with our recent Study Session ‘Equality in Action’ that was held at the European Youth Centre Strasbourg in September, the next issue will be titled […]

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To LGBTQ youth and their families: You are not alone

On the occasion of the 17th Annual Conference of ILGA-Europe, titled Family Matters: Reaching Out to Hearts and Minds, IGLYO affirms its support for all LGBTQ young people and their families. IGLYO consulted its network of activists concerning their experience of challenges and support within their families. Following a workshop based on that consultation, IGLYO voices […]

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