The first 40 years of ILGA


We invite you to celebrate with us: ILGA World has turned 40 years old! Time has flown since those days in August 1978, when a group of visionaries founded the (then named) IGA in Coventry, UK during the annual conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.

Many political, legal and social changes have happened for rainbow communities worldwide in the past 40 years.
We have been there ever since, by your side.



Our faces, our stories

Every single change that we have witnessed would not have been possible without thousands of people who have constantly pushed to advance equal rights for all.
These are the voices of hope, resilience and determination from our member organisations and the wider rainbow community.