ILGA stands for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (the B, T and I were added later). Human rights organisation ILGA is an umbrella organization for over 1200 organizations from 132 countries that works towards the equality of LGBTI people and the ending of all forms of discrimination against them. ILGA tries to achieve this goal by working together on a global scale, and by supporting its member organizations. ‘Intersex’ was added to the name in 2008. ILGA is based in Geneva, Switzerland, and is often active in the UN in Geneva.