International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Law Association

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The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Law Association (ILGLaw, formerly the International Lesbian and Gay Law Association) is an international association of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex lawyers. The group also welcomes law professors, judges, law students, paralegals and laypersons, as long as they are committed to LGBTI equality under the law.


ILGLaw was formed in 1999 at King's College London by "lawyers from three different continents" after the Admiral Duncan pub bombing that targeted gay people.[1] The organization hosted conferences in 2000 in Amsterdam, in 2002 in Turin, Italy, featuring keynote speakers such as Justice Edwin Cameron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and Justice Wilhelmina Thomassen of the European Court of Human Rights. ILGLaw participated in the Lavender Law conference in New York City in October 2003, and hosted its third conference in partnership with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2005.[2]


The Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Award

With the William Institute at UCLA School of Law and others, ILGLaw sponsored a symposium called "Justice in the Balkans: Equality for Sexual Minorities" in October 2009.[3]

The association presents the Karl Heinrich Ulrichs Award for distinguished contributions to the advancement of LGBTI equality.[4] The award is named in honour of Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, a German activist who is believed to have been the world's first openly gay lawyer. The award was announced in 2002 and presented at the organization's conferences in 2005 and 2009.

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  1. ^ Elliott, R. Douglas (31 March 2005). "International Lesbian and Gay Law Association". Journal of Homosexuality. 48 (3-4): 1–2. doi:10.1300/J082v48n03_01. 
  2. ^ Elliot, R. Douglas (2005). Graupner, Helmut; Tahmindjis, Philip, eds. Sexuality and Human Rights: A Global Overview. Psychology Press. 
  3. ^ Williams Institute: "2009-10", accessed February 2012
  4. ^ Newton, David E. (2009). Gay and Lesbian Rights: A Reference Handbook. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 171. ISBN 1-59884-306-0. 
  5. ^ Peter Schieder, Building one Europe: selected articles and speeches 2002-2004 (Council of Europe Publishing, 2004). Born 1941, Schieder has been a member of the Austrian Parliament, a member of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (1971-74 and 1987-present), Chairman of the Socialist Group (1991-2002), and President of the Parliamentary Assembly since January 2002.

Further reading[edit]

  • Volkmar, Sigusch (2000). Karl Heinrich Ulrichs, Der erste Schwule der Weltgeschichte. Männerschwarm. ISBN 3-86149-105-2. 

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