17) Daniel Ottoson, "State-sponsored Homophobia: A world survey of laws prohibiting same sex activity between consenting adults" (April 2007) at 4, online: ILGA
On legal gender recognition, ILGA
referred to the Commissioner for Administration and Human Rights Eliza Savvidou who accused the Civil Registry and Migration Department of transphobia, as it failed to process a trans woman's request for social assistance.
Euope is extremely happy to be here today, it is a historic day for the LGBT movement in Cyprus, it is actually the success of the community here to have this made happened and we hope that this is just the beginning of much more progress in terms of recognition and acceptance," said Executive director of ILGA
Europe Evelyn Paradis.
Due to homophobia and the successful lobbying of the fundamentalist groups within the UN, ILGA
lost its NGO status.
In Africa, homophobic laws were either imported by colonial empires or are the result of legislations culturally shaped by conservative interpretations of religious texts," said Rosanna Flamer Caldera and Philipp Braun, the two secretaries general of ILGA
, in the introduction of a report on State-sponsored Homophobia in Africa launched at the conference.
In March 2006, the International Lesbian and Gay Association, ILGA
, published the report entitled Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health: Common Concerns, Local Issues.
Coining the phrase the "gay international" in reference to international Western-oriented mainstream gay and lesbian organizations, Massad offers his analysis of how organizations such as ILGA
and IGLHRC have become cultural imperialism's most flamboyant emissary in the non-Western world.
The issue was also raised last December at a meeting between ILGA
and the Turkish Cypriot 'parliament speaker', during which ILGA
said it was informed that Article 171 was no longer enforced even though it had not yet been officially removed from the statutes.
, Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health: Common Concerns, Local Issues (2006).
In June 2005, Patricia Curzi, Women's Project Coordinator at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA
), issued a call for material on the ILGA
website and disseminated it to LGBT and women's organisations.
For more information, visit the ILGA
website at www.
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