The European Region of the International Lesbian and Gay Association (short name: ILGA-Europe) is the European branch of ILGA, created in 1996.

ILGA-Europe works for human rights and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people at European level.

This Brussels-based organisation is lobbying European institutions, primarily the European Union, the OSCE and the Council of Europe.

Since 2000, ILGA-Europe receives funding from the European Commission for the sexual orientation part of pan-European anti-discrimination program. Since 2003, the organisation has also developed its work around transgender issues and non-EU countries.

On December 11th 2006, ILGA-Europe (along with LSVD and LBL) were successful in being granted ECOSOC consultative status with the UN [1].

Full history is available from a section on ILGA-Europe's website.

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  1. Economic And Social Council Approves Consultative Status For Three Non-Governmental Organizations Focusing On Gay, Lesbian Rights Non-Governmental Organizations Focusing On Gay, Lesbian Rights

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