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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Call for Host Organisation: IGLYO’s Annual Members Conference 2017

  AMC: Host Application Form for AMC 2017 Deadline: XXth of May 2016 – midnight This is the official call for IGLYO member organisations to host the 2017 Annual Member Conference. The Annual Members Conference is the most important meeting space for the Membership of IGLYO.  It is a statutory meeting that also includes a […]

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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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IGLYO Launches Toolkit on Norm Criticism

Norms are ideas, thoughts, and sets of rules which govern the way we think or react. They also create expectations about others or that others have about us. They can dictate how we behave in certain situations or influence our attitudes about subjects, groups or individuals. Norms are often hidden, masked as something that has “just always been […]

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Sign up for IGLYO’s webinar on motivation and behaviour change

Have you ever tried to give people advice? Have you ever wondered why people do not seem to be motivated to become involved with your organisation? Have you ever tried to convince people to do things that are good for them and they did not seem to want to change? If you would like to […]

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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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Allsorts Youth Project – Interview with Reuben Davidson

Allsorts is a project based in Brighton to support and empower young people under 26 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* or unsure (LGBTU) of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. For our Members’ Monday focus, we interviewed Reuben to discover more about the current work of the organisation.   1)      What is your name and […]

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Kaos GL – Intreview with Hakan

Kaos GL is a Turkish LGBQI organisation and member of IGLYO. To discover more about the organisation’s work and initiatives, we interviewed Hakan, Finance and Project Coordinator.   1) What is your name and your role inside Kaos GL? My name is Hakan. I work as a Finance Coordinator. I’m also Project Coordinator for “Internet Freedom and […]

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Ethnic Identities Roundtable – Call for Participation

The Roundtable will take place before the IDAHO Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark, and we are working to secure participation for all Roundtable participants to the Forum. Roundtable Dates   8 – 10 May 2016 (Arrivals 7th, departure if no Forum participation 10th) IDAHOT Forum Dates       10 – 13 May 2016 (Departures 13th) […]

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Trans-Fuzja – Interview with Wiktor Dynarski

Trans-Fuzja is a Polish LGBTQI organisation mostly focused on trans rights. For our appointment “Members’ Monday”, we interviewed today Wiktor Dynarski, President and Executive Director of Trans-Fuzja, in order to get to know better Trans-Fuzja’s main initiatives and activities.   1) Wiktor, what is a very exciting project Trans-Fuzja is currently working on? Together with Lambda Warsaw […]

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call for conference host organisation

Conference Title: Bring Everyone In Preparatory Meetings: 3 – 5 May 2016 3 – 4 September 2016 Conference: 5 – 9 September 2016 (5 working days, excluding travel) Participants: 30 (excluding the prep team) Funding requirements: €9,000 – €10,000 (co-funding)   Deadline: 29 February 2016 Introduction IGLYO is happy to announce a call for a host […]

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Call for Participants: ‘I’ Have Rights Study Session

Study Session Title:   ‘I’ Have Rights Study Session   18-22 Apr 2016 (Arrivals 17/04 & Departures 23/04 Location   EYF Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary Participants:   30 Application Deadline:   Fri 29th January 2016   IGLYO is proud to announce a call for participants of the study session “I” Have Rights. The event is kindly supported by […]

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HOSI Wien – Interview with Peter Funk

HOSI Wien was founded in 1979 and is Austria’s oldest and most important lesbian and gay organisation. One of HOSI Wien’s many tasks is political lobbying. Their activities are targeted towards government ministers, members of Parliament and other politicians as well as political parties and authorities, the media and the public in general to promote the causes of gays and […]

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LGL – Interview with Eglė Kuktoraitė

LGL is a member organisation of IGLYO and one of the most stable and mature organizations within the civic sector in the country as it was on December 1993. The main principle that characterizes the activities of the association is that of independence from any political or financial interests, with the aim of attaining effective social inclusion […]

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Identoba – Interview with Levan Berianidze

Identoba is one of Georgia’s premier multi-issue LGBT & general human rights NGOs committed to social change, community organization, education, and policy reform. Founded in 2010, Identoba seeks to end discrimination and systemic oppression of Georgia’s marginalized communities, particularly LGBT persons, women, disabled, disadvantaged youth, and Roma communities. Identoba envisions a common good that acknowledges […]

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KPH – Interview with Vyacheslav Melnyk

KPH is a member organisation of IGLYO and and LGBTQI organisation based in Warsaw, Poland. To discover more about KPH’s work, we interviewed for Members’ Monday Vyacheslav Melnyk, the current KPH’s Secretary General and coordinator of projects within the system of formal education.   1) Vyacheslav, what is a very exciting project KPH is currently working on? […]

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Call for Study Session Prep Team: Intersex & Children’s Rights

Study session “I” Have Rights (Budapest, Hungary) Deadline for applications: 10 Jan 2016 Preparatory meeting 1: 18-20 Feb 2016, Budapest, Hungary (Arrivals 17/02 & Departures late 20/02) Preparatory meeting 2: 16 – 17 Apr 2016 Budapest, Hungary (Arrivals 16/04) Study Session: 18-22 Apr 2016 (Departures 23/04) Prep team applicants need to confirm their availability for all […]

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Call For Personal Experiences of Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying

Deadline: 29th February 2016 IGLYO has been invited to be part of UNESCO’s global event on homophobic and transphobic bullying in May 2016. It will be a unique opportunity to present the issues faced by LGBTQI young people in education to decision makers from around the world. IGLYO is looking for your personal experiences of homophobic and transphobic […]

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Gay Center – Interview with Fabrizio Marrazzo

  Gay Center is a member organisation of IGLYO and is based in Rome, Italy. Gay Center aims at providing a safe environment for LGBTQ youth and at fighting prejudices and stereotypes in schools. It also provides support against cases of discrimination targeting LGBTQ youth. To discover more about Gay Center’s activities, we interviewed Fabrizio Marrazzo, Gay […]

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Magnus – Interview with Jernej Škof

MAGNUS is gay section at ŠKUC (Students Cultural Centre). It was founded in 1984 as Cultural Organisation for Socialisation of Homosexuality. Its first and most important roles were organising MAGNUS Festival with a wide variety of activities to make acceptable homosexual life style. MAGNUS also organised a Week of Gay Films Festival on which most […]

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WISG – Interview with Ani Giorgadze

The “Women’s Initiatives Supporting Group (WISG)” is a member organisation of IGLYO and a feminist organization working on women’s issues. WISG has been founded by 8 women with different proffesions on June 29, 2000. The main goal of the organization is supporting the formation of a harmonious society based on principles of social justice by […]

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Arcopoli – Interview with Yago Blando

Arcopoli is a member organisation of IGLYO and an LGBTQ association aimed at equality and social inclusion. It is based in Madrid, Spain. Though Arcopoli was created in a University environment and originally reflected students’ perspectives, its original focus and targets of work increasingly expanded in the last years. To know more about Arcopoli’s work, […]

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IGLYO endorses European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week

Today, IGLYO launches a testing-themed twibbon to raise awareness about HIV and Hepatitis Testing Week.  IGLYO wants to encourage people to use our HIV-Hepatitis Ribbon to show they have been tested in the last 6 months. IGLYO this year, together with many other European organisations, endorsed the European HIV-Hepatitis Testing week 2015. Our goal is to […]

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API, Action For Identity – Interview with Santiago D’Almeida Ferreira

Action for Identity – API, is a non-governmental organization, which aims at defending, documenting and advocating for gender diversity and sex characteristics/body diversity. API’s work focuses on the experience of trans people and intersex through the promotion of Human Rights, with an anti-racist and feminist perspective. Intersectionality and non-discrimination on grounds of ancestry, sex, gender, race, […]

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Third and Fourth Day, AMC15 – General Assembly

After two days fully dedicated to conferences, members’ consultations and workshops, we finally got to the core of the whole event: IGLYO’s General Assembly 2015! The General Assembly is one of the most important events in IGLYO’s year agenda. IGLYO strongly invites every member organization to take part to the Assembly, in order to make […]

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