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15th anniversary of the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference concludes in Turin

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Protestors gather in Belgrade for the 15th ILGA-Europe Annual Conference. // PHOTO: ILGA.org

Nearly 343 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender activists and allies concluded the 15th annual ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference in Turin, Italy on Oct. 30. The event served as the largest LGBT event occurring on an annual basis in Europe’s history.

Conferences, workshops, and discussion panels centered around the event’s theme: “Human Rights and “Traditional Values”: Clash or Dialogue? The group focused on challenges ahead as well as LGBT victories and celebrations in Europe.

“We are very pleased with the attention ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference received from the Italian authorities.  One of the aims of our Annual Conference is to help our member organisations in the host countries to advance the right of LGBTI people. We hope that our Conference, the presence of such high number of activists and experts working in this field in Italy in a combination with great support demonstrated by various national and local authorities in Italy, will result in a new era and new concrete actions leading towards the improvement of LGBTI people’s rights in this country,” said Martin K.I. Christensen, Co-Chair of ILGA-Europe’s Executive Board.

Concluding the event in Turin, Italy was significant for the group since the country ranks as one of the least LGBT-friendly European countries, according to the group.

Next year’s conference will be held in Zagreb, Croatia.



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1 Comment for “15th anniversary of the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference concludes in Turin”

  1. Right under the absolutist popes nose. A pope who grew up in nazi germany.. While he continues to deny gays rights, at least he forgot what the still unexcommunicated catholic hitler did – toss the gays into the ovens with the Jews.

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