DECLARATION OF MONTREAL
International Conference on LGBT Human Rights of the 1st World Outgames on the 29th of July 2006
The Declaration of Montreal was endorsed by the participants of
the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights, which was held
in the framework of the 1st World Outgames in Montreal (Canada) in
July 2006. This largest-ever international conference on LGBT
issues was attended by 1500 people from more than hundred
countries in the world.
The Declaration of Montreal is not a summary of the speeches and the discussions that took place. It rather is an attempt - perhaps the first one – to summarize the main demands of the international LGBT movement in the broadest possible terms, so as to make the document useful at a global level and in all parts of the world. It is not the final result of an elaborate process of consultation among LGBT organisations – it could, however, be the starting point of all sorts of political discussions, both inside the LGBT movement and with other societal and political actors.
The Declaration of Montreal is meant to be an advocacy tool, to
be used according to national and local circumstances. It
indicates the arena of LGBT human rights that are being argued. By
trying to contextualize these demands and explaining them, it
reflects the state of the art and depicts where we stand.
In the meantime the Declaration is endorsed by a growing list of elected bodies and democratic political parties.
We hope this website can function as a handy source of information. We would appreciate it if you could inform us of other follow-up activities, that could be mentioned at this site. Please mail to IHLIA LGBTI Heritage, the heritage organisation which take over the management of this site: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 21 November 2006.
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