ILGA-Europe Rainbow Europe Index

ILGA-Europe’s  fifth edition of its Rainbow Europe Index was published in May 2016.

It showcases the current state of play of the laws, policies and practices that affect LGBTI people in Europe today. This year’s benchmarking exercise shows three distinct patterns:

  • countries who are demonstrating leadership by introducing standard-setting equality measures;
  • countries who are now standing still, including some traditionally seen as progressive;
  • countries who are actively targeting LGBTI people with restrictive laws.