International Lesbian Information Service

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

International Lesbian Information Service

Parallel form(s) of name

  • ILIS

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Description area

Dates of existence

1980-c.1998

History

The International Lesbian Information Service (ILIS) was international organisation which aimed to foster and promote lesbian organising internationally. It was founded by ILGA in 1980, becoming an independent organisation in 1981. ILIS organised several conferences and published a quarterly newsletter. In Shelley Anderson's 'Lesbian rights are human rights!' manifesta (1995), she lays out ILIS's five demands as follows:
'1. We have the unconditional right to control our own bodies.

  1. We have a right to education that is not sexist or heterosexist and which includes positive information about lesbian lifestyle.
  2. We need the right to self-organisation.
  3. All governments must repeal legislation which criminalizes us or discriminates against us.
  4. Therefore, all governments must pass human rights legislation to protect individuals against discrimination based on color, class, creed, sex and sexual preference.'

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Relationships area

Related entity

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (1978-)

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Category of relationship

temporal

Type of relationship

International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association

is the predecessor of

International Lesbian Information Service

Dates of relationship

1980-1981

Description of relationship

ILIS was founded by ILGA members in 1980, becoming an independent organisation in 1981.

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GB 1534

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Revised

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Authority record created by Lucy Brownson on 20/09/2021.

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  • English

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  • Clipboard

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  • EAC

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