European Union: This is a critical time for the EU Commission to adopt a comprehensive LGBTI strategy

Europe is at a dangerous crossroads and that’s why this is a critical time for the Commission to adopt a comprehensive LGBTI strategy over the next five years, says ILGA-Europe, in advance of the Finnish Presidency conference on advancing LGBTI equality in the EU.

Germany: Tessa Ganserer calls for the abolition of transsexual law

The Transsexual Act of 1981 regulates the conditions under which sufferers can officially change their first name and gender. Meanwhile, it is considered urgently in need of an overhaul, especially as the Federal Constitutional Court over the years again and again declared regulations unconstitutional.

Global Rainbow Catholics meet in Chicago

Developing partnerships and alliances with Catholic church groups and addressing disadvantage in the lives of LGBTIQ people

Launch of the Global Equality Caucus to tackle LGBT+ discrimination

The Global Equality Caucus is a new international network of parliamentarians and elected representatives aiming to tackle discrimination against LGBT+ people. The Caucus links elected officials across the world regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.