IGLYO is commissioning a piece of research to investigate the ties between homophobic and
transphobic bullying in the formal education setting and the effects of bullying on access
to the labour market later in life.
More than 60 young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people from all the pan-european region gathered in Amsterdam for the 2011 General Assembly of IGLYO, the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation. During the assembly delegates discussed the direction and priorities of the organisation, elected a new leadership and the venue for the next General Assembly.
Palestinian queer groups welcome the decision by the board of IGLYO to withdraw their annual General Assembly conference from Tel Aviv, Israel. Since June 1st, a campaign to get 'IGLYO Out of Israel' was launched by Palestinian Queer Groups to protest the organization's decision to hold its General Assembly in Tel Aviv, and accept funding from the Israeli government, followed by a call to boycott the conference after IGLYO declined to
change its location. >>>
IGLYO and Israel Gay Youth (IGY) would like to announce the withdrawal of the General Assembly (GA) from Israel. Over the past months IGLYO and IGY have worked closely to plan and shape the 2011 GA. The Board of IGLYO would like to extend their sincere thanks to all Member Organisations
who contributed to the debate and discussions over the last few weeks and for living up to the democratic principles enshrined in IGLYO's statutes.
Following the announcement that the 2011 General Assembly (GA) of the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) would take place in Tel Aviv, Israel and that the GA would be hosted by Member Organisation Israeli Gay Youth (IGY), IGLYO had received a number of requests to change the location of the 2011 GA. The Board of IGLYO responded with an open letter and a statement , then moved into a process of consultation with the Member Organisations of IGLYO, a process that included a vote on the location of the GA.
Groups such as alQaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, Aswat - Palestinian Gay Women and
Palestinian Queers for BDS raise questions on IGLYO's decision to hold its GA in Tel Aviv, Israel. They assert that Israel's apartheid policies could affect IGLYO delegates and their ability to attend the GA. Even more so, with Israel's structural racism and apartheid policies, holding the GA in Tel Aviv remains problematic in itself, and is the least neutral act that any international
organization could adopt.
07/06/2011 | IGLYO - International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation
Due to the accusations made to IGLYO the board would like to clarify that we are taking this issue very seriously and we stick to IGLYO's unwavering commitment to universal human rights, a culture of open dialogue, and a constructive resolution of conflicts. Therefore we engaged in a constructive dialogue as possible with the three Palestinian organisations at the origin of this campaign shortly after the decision to hold the GA in Tel Aviv was made and invited them to further involve with IGLYO. >>>