International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association is a world-wide network of national and local groups dedicated to achieving equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people everywhere.
Founded in 1978, it now has more than 670 member organisations. Every continent and over 110 countries are represented. ILGA member groups range from small collectives to national groups and entire cities. ILGA is the only international non-profit and non-governmental community-based federation focused on presenting discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation as a global issue.
Aims and Priorities
ILGA’s aim is to work for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. ILGA seeks to achieve this aim through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of their members.
ILGA focuses public and government attention on cases of discrimination against LGBTI people by supporting programs and protest actions, asserting diplomatic pressure, providing information and working with international organisations and the international media. ILGA is committed to the fight against paedophilia.