ILGA World Conferences

World Conference

 

The ILGA World Conference is the largest global gathering of LGBTIQ changemakers. We have held them since the early days of the organisation in the 1970s, and they have been fundamental events for our movement ever since.

An ILGA World Conference is a chance to assess where our communities stand, share experiences and best practices, build alliances and partnerships, discuss the future of our movement, and collectively chart ways to advance equality worldwide.

As the premier gathering for our member organisations and allies, an ILGA World Conference is also where the life of the organisation is shaped. ILGA members elect their representatives, advance proposals and constitutional changes, and endorse new organisations to join our family. 

ILGA World is queer democracy in action, and it all starts from ILGA World Conferences. Join us!

 

 

A world in rainbow colours: its left half is lit in flames but can also remind the sun, while the right one has the calmer colours of the rainbow. The image reads: ILGA World Conference 2022 LA: LGBTIQ youth - present future changee. A world in rainbow colours: its left half is lit in flames but can also remind the sun, while the right one has the calmer colours of the rainbow. The image reads: ILGA World Conference 2022 LA Long Beach: LGBTIQ youth - present future change

 

The next ILGA World Conference

The next ILGA World Conference will take place from 2 to 6 May 2022 in LA Long Beach, CA, United States, hosted by the It Gets Better Project. Find out all available information on the dedicated ILGA World Conference website at https://worldconference.ilga.org/!

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In 1978, a group of activists created what is now known as the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

Their intention was to create an international network of people that could efficiently respond to homophobic attacks, and to act as an international platform to collectively campaign against the discrimination, and at times persecution, faced by LGBTI people around the world.

ILGA World Conferences have been held ever since.