IGLYO stands for the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation. It was created in 1984 as a reaction to the need for better cooperation among regional, local and national LGBTQ youth and student organizations. As a peer-led membership-based network organization, IGLYO is a meeting point for youth in the European Region. IGLYO is registered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
IGLYO's objectives include combatting the discrimination and persecution of young LGBTQ youth, promoting and supporting the emancipation of LGBTQ youth, and surpporting partnerships, co-operation and joint strategies on national and regional level.
IGLYO organizes annual conferences and study sessions facilitating the capacity building of young activists on different themes. Such events are organized to contribute to promoting values of acceptance and non-discrimination, and for an increasing participation of young LGBTQ people in democratic decision-making processes.
On a political level IGLYO is active in promoting LGBTQ young people's issues in the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Council of Europe. IGLYO is active member of the European Youth Forum, ILGA, ILGA-Europe and the euromedplatform. It works together with several other youth organizations, such as national youth councils, European student organizations and European political youth organizations.
IGLYO receives funding from the European Commission, the European Youth Fund of the Council of Europe and other supporters.
IGLYO has about 50 Member Organizations. A full list can be found on IGLYO's website
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