Sunday, 31 October 2010

ILGA-Europe: Je Ne Sais Quoi

"The European Commission has spent £124,000 on a five day conference for 200 homosexual, bisexual, transgender and "intersex" activists," thunders The Sunday Telegraph predictably.
It's a lot of money, but I doubt it deviates far from the financial norm for such things, so why single it out - apart from out of homophobia?
The Telegraph describes the conference matter-of-factly, but in Colonel Blimp mode.
They still use the quaint word "homosexual", and put "intersex" in baffled quotation marks.
They're talking about the annual conference of ILGA-Europe – the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
Fagburn finds it hard to criticise ILGA-Europe's work, but only because I'm not sure what ILGA-Europe actually does.
Organise jollies like the above?
There's a section on their website explaining 'What We Do', but it left me none the wiser.

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