ILGA and ILGA-Europe

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ILGA is the International Lesbian and Gay Association. It was originally founded at the conference of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality in Coventry, England on 8 August 1978 as the International Gay Association, and changed name to ILGA in 1986. It is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. Among its initial aims were to secure recognition of the persecution of lesbians and gays by Amnesty International (achieved in 1991), and to campaign for the removal of homosexuality from the list of illnesses recognised by the World Health Organisation.

ILGA-Europe was founded in 1996.

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