Equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people in Europe ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference in Brussels, Belgium

24-27 October 2018


From Words Into Action

Isaac Blake has received a scholarship to attend the ILGA-Europe Annual Conference in Brussels in October 2018; representing the Gypsy, Roma & Traveller LGBTI European Community and the Romani Cultural & Arts Company. He will be delivering a workshop alongside Laszlo Farkas and Dezső Máté.

ILGA-Europe’s largest Annual Conference is dedicated to the rights of LGBTI people. This year’s conference will bring together close to 600 activists from ILGA-Europe’s membership across 54 European and Central Asian countries.

This year’s theme Politics for Change – From Words into Action will be explored through cutting edge conversations in plenary sessions, panels and over 40 workshops. There will also be space for informal networking and an exciting social programme to discover the local culture and vibrant LGBTI community.

Organised in partnership with Rainbow House Brussels, Cavaria and Arc-en-ciel Wallonie, it is the first time the Annual Conference will take place in Brussels, the capital of Europe and the home of ILGA-europe and European institutions.

ILGA-Europe provides a platform for activists and supporters of the movement to meet and discuss their ideas but we need each and every one of you to contribute in making the conference a resounding success!

ILGA-Europe are really delighted that the 2018 Annual Conference programme has several moments where participants will focus on Roma LGBTIQ lived experiences and identities, both in Europe and beyond. We are looking forward to creating space for conversations that will help us continue moving towards being ever more inclusive of all our diversities, including the Roma LGBTI communities.

Isaac Blake; Director of The Romani Cultural & Arts Company said: ‘Romani Arts is committed to fighting to promoting tolerance and is proud to represent a minority within a minority; GRT from the LGBTI community.

Press coverage notably from (Travellers Times)