The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, ILGA, is the only global federation of national and local organizations that works to achieve equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world.
The mission of ILGA is to strengthen the LGBTI movement in every region of the world, in order to construct a more just world where liberty and social harmony prevail based on respect and the protection of human diversity.
ILGA is a global network of activists, and its success depends largely on the achievements that each of its member organizations attains within their communities. Founded in 1978, today it has more than 1,000 affiliated organizations in 119 countries on every continent. ILGA represents a diverse range of member organizations from the smallest collectives to national and international groups, to whole cities.
ILGA has obtained consultative status at the ECOSOC of the United Nations, and is the only community, non-governmental or non-profit organization to date dedicated to promoting discussion of sexual discrimination on a global scale.
Gloria Careaga (Mexico) and Azusa Yamashita (Japan) are the current Secretary Generals of ILGA with Roberto De Jesús (Brazil) serving as alternate.