Founded in 1995, ILGA Portugal is the largest and oldest NGO in Portugal striving for equality and against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Our mission is the social inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population in Portugal through a program of social support that improves the quality of life of LGBT people and their families; through the fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity; and through the promotion of full citizenship, Human Rights and gender equality.
We are a national organization and although we are based in Lisboa, we also have a group working in Porto. We have a strong diversity policy and very active groups devoted to working on Lesbian or Trans issues, as well as a group devoted to Rainbow Families.
We are members of the Fundamental Rights Platform, we represent Portugal in ILGA Europe’s Advocacy Network and we are founding members of NELFA.