AMC15, First Day – Conference “Intolerance and Discrimination in Eastern Europe: the Plight of LGBTQI Youth”

  Today, was the first day of IGLYO Annual Members’ Conference 2015, taking place in Bucharest, Romania, from the 12th to the 15th of November. The Conference was hosted in the beautiful Czech Center, in the heart of Bucharest, and was organized by IGLYO and the local member organization Association ACCEPT. The day started with […]

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IGLYO condemns anti-gay propaganda bill in Lithuania

IGLYO is deeply concerned to hear the shocking and sudden advancement of oppressive anti-gay propaganda bill In Lithuania, which similarly to the laws in Russia will infringe the freedom of expression and freedom of assembly. The suggested legislation outlaws ‘public denigration of constitutional family values’, which is specifically designed to prevent discussion of LGBTIQ issues in a positive […]

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Study Session Down & Out, Budapest – The Learning Process Continues

Our participants in IGLYO’s study session “DOWN & OUT: Social Exclusion of LGBTQ Young People and Homelessness” keep sharing their reflections and strategies to tackle the problem of LGBTQ youth homelessness. Some participants wrote on the experiences and the brainstorming activities occurred in the last two days of the study session and on the lectures given by […]

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Study Session Down & Out, Budapest – First Days and First Impressions

Our participants in IGLYO’s study session “DOWN & OUT: Social Exclusion of LGBTQ Young People and Homelessness” are now gathered at the European Youth Centre in Budapest, Hungary, exploring the topic of social inclusion and the intersection of LGBTQ identities and socioeconomic status. The study session started on the 26th October and will end on the 31st. These first […]

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Intersex Q&A with OII Europe

  To mark Intersex Awareness Day 2015, IGLYO teamed up with Dan and Kitty from OII Europe (The International Intersex Organisation, Europe) to create a short presentation, which answers some common questions on being intersex.

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The United Nations urges States to protect LGBTQI people

On 30 September 2015, in an unprecedented joint initiative, 12 United Nations entities called on States to act urgently to end violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTQI) adults, adolescents, and children. This is an opportunity for the United Nations (UN) to rebuild its picture among the LGBTQI community in the […]

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#change of heart

IGLYO launched its #changeofheart campaign in September 2015 with several online challenges, asking participants to share photos and stories of significant moments or people in their lives who had made them think differently about someone. The culminated with the launch of IGLYO’s bold new identity and website.

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Change of Heart

IGLYO has some exciting news- we’ve had a #changeofheart. Before we can feel comfortable telling everyone, though, we are looking some reassurance. You can help us to unlock our heart and reveal the secret by taking part in our social media campaign and encouraging others to do so too.

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Annual Members’ Conference: Register Now

For 2015, IGLYO’s General Assembly has developed into an amazing Annual Member’s Conference with many exciting new additions.

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Call To Members: Intersectional Identity Survey

Dear Members of IGLYO, would like to undertake a research study with the goal to investigate examples of how LGBTQ youth organisations, their staff, volunteers and service users, practice inclusion and participation of people with intersectional identities.

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Joint Statement: Grave concern over recent attacks against LGBTI people in Turkey

We write to you to express our grave concern about the lack of a political response from you over recent attacks, discriminatory treatment and incitement to violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Turkey. In particular, we denounce the ill-treatment Kemal Ördek, co-founder of the Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association (Kırmızı Şemsiye) and previous TGEU co-chair, suffered at the Esat Police Station (ANKARA) on Sunday, July 5, 2015.

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Statement: Joint Appeal to the German Federal Government

Towards a Consistent Level of Protection Against Discrimination in Europe Overcoming Germany’s Blocking of the Proposed Equal Treatment Directive Protection against discrimination is a fundamental right that is derived from the principle of equality under both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as German Basic Law. In the 1997 Amsterdam Treaty, Germany and […]

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Interviews with Organisation Intersex International Europe (OII)

IGLYO Interviews Activists from OII Europe In our continuing efforts to represent the interests of LGBTQI youth, we recently held an Intersex Capacity Building Seminar in partnership with ILGA Europe. This was aimed at finding ways to address human rights issues faced by intersex people and to explore what the LGBTQ community can do to […]

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Study session on LGBTQ youth and homelessness: Call for Applications

DOWN & OUT Social Exclusion of LGBTQ Young People and Homelessness Call for Participants  IGLYO is delighted to invite you to participate in the study session “DOWN & OUT: Social Exclusion of LGBTQ Young People and Homelessness”. The study session will be held at the European Youth Centre, Budapest, Hungary, from 25 October to 31 […]

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STATEMENT: Rights of LGBTI persons cannot be subject to compromise in EU’s relations with eastern neighbours

26th June statement by some Member Organisations of IGLYO in occasion of EuroPride2015. On 15-20 June 2015, LGBTI organisations from Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine added their voices and presence to the EuroPride events in Riga, the first all-European equality week on the post-Soviet territory. We seized this opportunity to come together and analyse the […]

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Call for Norm Criticism Task Force Members

IGLYO is looking for motivated and enthusiastic LGBTQ activists to form a task force in order to develop and produce IGLYO’s Norm Criticism Toolkit and Norm Criticism Position Paper. Background Norm-criticism is a very useful tool for understanding and beginning to challenge power structures in society, and for combatting the marginalisation of groups within society. […]

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Call for Research Bids on Inclusion of Intersectional Identities

Call for Research Bid Deadline: 10th July 09:00 CET The International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) would like to commission a research study with the goal to investigate examples of how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth organisations,their staff, volunteers and service users, practice inclusion and participation of people […]

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Positive Steps Beyond (Norm) Criticism Conference – Day 2 Report

In the second day of “Positive Steps Beyond Norms Criticism” conference, the floor was opened up with some moments of reflections shared among the participants of each home group on the activities of the day before. The home group represents a moment outside the plenary session, which provides participants with a safe and more private […]

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Positive Steps Beyond (Norm) Criticism Conference Day 1 Report

Reporter: Sonya Chumburidze   First day is always interesting yet intense, due to the fact that participants get to know each other and their work in a local context.  We started by introductions and allocations in our home groups and understanding the purpose of them and meeting the leaders of the group. We proceeded to […]

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IDAHOT 2015: IGLYO launches resources for school stakeholders to foster inclusive educational environments

IDAHOT 2015: IGLYO launches resources for school stakeholders to foster inclusive educational environments With a focus on youth during this year’s International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, IGLYO is proud to launch two resources to support students, activists, teachers and other school stakeholders. The resources are aimed at supporting and promoting the creation of […]

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Job Vacancy: Web & Communications Intern

Web & Communications Intern (Temporary: 3 months/30hrs per week) Deadline: 12noon CET Monday 1st June 2015 IGLYO is exited to relaunch its internship programme with a Web & Communications position for late summer/early Autumn. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in online communications, digital literacy, and website development. With excellent spoken and written […]

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Job Vacancy: Finance & Administration Assistant

Finance & Administration Assistant (Full Time: 37,5hrs per week) Deadline: 12noon CET Monday 1st June 2015 IGLYO is looking for a third full time staff member to join the Secretariat, based in Brussels. The ideal candidate will have over two years’ experience working in a demanding finance and administration role, with a basic knowledge of […]

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Job Vacancies at IGLYO

IGLYO is currently recruiting for two positions. To find out more and to apply, click the links below:   Finance & Administration Assistant Deadline: 12 noon CET Monday 1st June 2015   Web & Communications Intern Deadline: 12 noon CET Monday 1st June 2015

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Study Session: Call for Preparatory Team Members

CALL FOR PREPARATORY TEAM MEMBERS “Down & Out: Social exclusion of LGBTQ young people and homelessness” Study session “Down & Out: Social exclusion of LGBTQ young people and homelessness” Location: Budapest, Hungary Preparatory meetings: 2-5 July 2015, Budapest, Hungary (2, 5 are travel days) The event: 26-30 October, Budapest, Hungary Deadline for applications: 25 May […]

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Report and resources: IGLYO's Capacity Building Seminar on Organisational Development

ACTIVITY REPORT Background On 18-19 April 2105, IGLYO organized a capacity building seminar aimed at equipping participants with knowledge, skills and attitudes which would enable them to respond to various organizational development needs. Twelve representatives of newly established or emerging LGBTQ organisations from a diverse range of countries (Western, Eastern and Central Europe) were invited, […]

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Say hello to Elene, our new board member!

IGLYO is excited to announce Elene Sonya Chumburidze as a new board member. Elene has been co-opted onto the IGLYO board following the resignation of George K Charonis from the Executive Board. Elene’s mandate runs until December 31st 2015. Elene said “Being an IGLYO Board Member is a massive opportunity for me to not only interact, […]

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Call for General Assembly task force

IGLYO is looking for two skilled activist from our membership to form an online task force together with representatives from the executive board. The mandate of the task force is to revise and suggest for the General Assembly changes to the IGLYO Statutes and General Assembly procedures. Deadline for applications 25th May 2015 at 23:59 […]

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Capacity Building Seminar on LGBTQ activism and Intersex

Call for Applications ILGA-Europe & IGLYO Capacity Building Seminar on LGBTQ activism and Intersex Deadline for applications: 1 June 2015 IGLYO and ILGA-Europe are happy to invite you to participate in a capacity building seminar on LGBTQ activism and intersex. The seminar will increase your knowledge and skills to address human rights violations faced by […]

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Call for participants Pestalozzi teacher training

IGLYO, Queer Youth Norway, Oslo University College, the Norwegian LGBT organisation and The Wergeland Centre have the privilege to invite school staff and other relevant participants for a 5 day workshop on gender and sexuality education, in Oslo, Norway, the 11th to 15th of October 2015.   Workshop objectives Gender and sexuality are fundamental parts […]

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IGLYO CALLS FOR AN INTERSECTIONAL APPROACH IN GENDER EQUALITY FIGHT

IGLYO CALLS FOR AN INTERSECTIONAL APPROACH IN GENDER EQUALITY FIGHT Sunday 8th March 2015. This International Women’s Day IGLYO [1], the International LGBTQ Youth & Student Organisation, calls on governments and civil society actors, to adopt intersectional approaches in the fight for gender equality, and in the drafting, creation and implementation of policies. March 8 […]

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