International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
ILGA – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association - is the world federation of national and local organisations dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people across the globe.
Established in 1978, ILGA enjoys consultative status at the UN Ecosoc Council. It speaks and lobbies in international fora on behalf of more than 1,500 member organisations from 150 countries and territories,
who are based in their six regions: Pan Africa ILGA, ILGA Asia, ILGA-Europe, ILGALAC (Latin America and the Caribbean), ILGA North America and ILGA Oceania.
They are funded by governments, private foundations and the invaluable contributions of hundreds of private donors. Together, they all chip in to help them fight for those who face discrimination on the grounds of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics.
What does ILGA do?
They represent LGBTI civil society within the United Nations and other international organisations.
They support their members and other organisations in promoting and protecting human rights.
They raise awareness and inform institutions, government, media and civil society through advocacy and research.See more