Joint statement: IGLYO, the European Youth Forum and Council of Europe Advisory Council on Youth

For the third year in a row, the Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride March was banned and protestors attacked by police, in fact being prevented from exercising their human rights by the Turkish government. Over the last 25 years, the Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week has been celebrated during the last week of June and the Pride March […]

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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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The registration for our Annual Members’ Conference 2017 is now opened

IGLYO is excited to open registration for our Annual Members’ Conference 2017, which will take place in Zagreb, Croatia from Friday 29th September – Sunday 01st October 2017, kindly co-hosted by our member Zagreb Pride. Below you’ll find a list of important dates and information for taking part in our biggest event of the year. […]

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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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The host for the IDAHOT Forum 2018 is Portugal!

On the 21st of May, Brussels decorated its rainbow flags and held the 5th edition of IDAHOT Forum. The conference brought together ministers, policy makers, experts, academics, and civil society actors to represent the Forum, where they met, exchanged experiences and came out in support of a strong European policy for LGBTI persons. This year’s […]

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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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The first edition of the Activist Academy: believe in change!

IGLYO is really excited to announce the first edition of the Activist Academy – a five-day intensive skills-based training programme happening in Berlin this summer. It’s organised by IGLYO for young people in Europe who have a strong interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex rights. The programme will involve a menu of […]

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Media Statement: 4th International Intersex Forum

Between the 20th and 23rd of April 2017, a Fourth International Intersex Forum was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The world’s largest intersex human rights forum to date was attended by 40 representatives of intersex organisations and independent advocates across all regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Post-Soviet countries, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, and Oceania. The depth and […]

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Call for applications to become part of IGLYO’s Trainers Team

Become a part of IGLYO’s Team of Trainers that will help change the world! Relevant dates, please read below for details: June 10-11, Brussels – Mentors Training for Activist Academy July 17-21, Berlin – Activist Academy November (dates to be set together) – Training of Trainers Throughout the year, IGLYO receives several invitations to contribute […]

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International Women’s Day – IGLYO and Young Feminist Europe Joint Statement on Intersectionality

Each year the 8th of March, feminists and human rights activists gather to shed light on our continued struggle for equality and to celebrate our progress. In recent years we have seen the backtracking of human rights in several European countries, specifically in relation to the right to life, liberty and security of personal, sexual […]

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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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Opportunity to Attend OUTShine 2017

Are you 18 or 19 years old and involved in LGBTQI activism in Europe? IGLYO has teamed up with Egale to offer two young people the opportunity to attend their three day youth event in Windsor, Canada from 28 – 30 April. Egale will cover the travel and catering costs and IGLYO will cover the accommodation […]

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Job Vacancy: Communications Assistant

Communications Assistant (37,5 hrs per week) Deadline: 28th February 2017 at 20:00 CET     IGLYO is excited to be recruiting a full time Communications Assistant to join the Secretariat in Brussels. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in digital storytelling, basic film production and editing, website development and online communication. With excellent […]

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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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OII Europe launches intervisibility.eu

Intervisibility.eu The place for stories of intersex people across Europe. OII Europe launches European website with information on intersex in 23 languages on the 8th of November 2016. Today partner organisation,  OII Europe, is proud to announce the launch of its intervisibility.eu website. That milestone project will for the first time make information about intersex […]

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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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Together We Are IGLYO

Watch our short film, highlighting some of the individuals and events of 2016.

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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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Day 2 and 3: Conference on Ethnic Identities: Bring Everyone In

Day 2 and 3 Report During Days 2 and 3 of the Conference on Ethnic Identities: Bring Everyone In, organized by IGLYO and partner organization COC Netherlands and funded by the European Youth Foundation, we continued to explore important topics and intersections. At the same time, our group stormed and normed, clashed and collaborated and […]

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Bring Everyone In: Conference on Ethnic Identities, Day 1 Report

Over twenty five LGBTQI young people have gather for the Conference on Ethnic Identities: “Bring Everyone In”, organised by IGLYO and COC Netherlands in Amsterdam, and funded by the European Youth Foundation. Day one of the conference started us listening to touching stories of going through hardships to reach the light at the end of the […]

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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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Jourová shows the European Commission’s support of LGBTI rights at EuroPride 2016

  As part of the European Commission’s new LGBTI campaign, Commissioner Jourová attended EuroPride 2016 on their campaign boat- ‘We Share The Same Dreams’. IGLYO Co-Chair, Kyveli-George Papadimitriou, commented that, ‘This public commitment to LGBTI rights sends an important message to all European governments.” They continued to say that, “IGLYO welcomes such signs of solidarity and […]

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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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European Day for Victims of Hate Crime

Today, the 22nd of July, is the  European Day for Victims of Hate Crime. The International LGBTQI Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) would therefore like to take this opportunity to recognise and highlight the continued and pervasive nature of hate speech and hate crimes perpetrated against LGBTQI+ young people and other marginalized groups throughout Europe. […]

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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 update from the UNESCO meeting

Homophobic and Transphobic Violence in Education is a Global Problem   IGLYO partnered with UNESCO at the International Ministerial Meeting in Paris on 17-18 May “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 […]

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