Become a member
You are welcome in the ILGA World family!
We are a federation of 1,501 organisations from 150 countries and territories across the globe, and this is your chance to join us.
There are two types of ILGA World memberships: full membership is open to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or intersex non-profit organisations, while associate membership is open to any other association. All members must support the aims of ILGA.
Benefits of being a ILGA World member
- access to international and regional networking, including regional conferences
- access to trainings, study visits, lobbying trips
- access to improving advocacy capacity and opportunities
- participation in decision making processes in the biggest global LGBTI organization
- leadership development opportunities
- access to information about the global situation of LGBT people
Organisations located in countries classified as high-income economies by the World Bank are asked to pay EUR 150.
Organisations located in countries other than those mentioned in the list must pay EUR 30.
Larger organisations with annual budgets of more than 200,000 euros are encouraged to pay EUR 300 per year, wherever they are based.
Organisations registered as associate members must pay EUR 300.
ILGA World has a current practice, confirmed by the ILGA World Board at its meeting in October 2018, whereby ILGA World member organisations wishing to exercise the rights of a member (such as voting, running for office or bidding to host a World Conference) are required to pay the three most recent years of their annual fees (i.e. the current calendar year and the previous two years).
Organisations that have been members for less than three years are required to pay all outstanding annual fees.
Section C4.6 of the ILGA World Constitution reads: “If a member does not pay the annual membership fee within 3 months after being given notice that the fee is due, the member will not be able to exercise the rights of a member as set out in this constitution until such time as any outstanding fees have been paid.”
How to pay fees
ILGA World sends out annual membership fees beginning of the year in January.
The fees are sent out via email with enclosed link to a payment page. The payment page is already pre-populated with your organizational data and you would only need to confirm and chose a payment method. You can pay by PayPal, credit card or by bank transfer. The payment link is valid for 30 days and in case you need a new link to be send, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment reminders are being send out in March.
Does your organisation want to become a member?
Follow this link to apply!
The executive board of ILGA World will review your application during its next meeting,
and our secretariat will get in touch with you shortly after that.