In 1984, the Dutch Gay Youth Platform (LHJO) hosted the first International Gay Youth Congress and Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The participants regarded the event as such a great success they decided to arrange a follow-up. In 1985, Ireland's National Gay Federation hosted the second Congress in Dublin. At the Dublin conference, plans were made to establish a facility to collect and distribute information about lesbian, gay, and bisexual young people and their groups. The youth group of Norway volunteered to organize the International Gay Youth Information Pool (IGYIP), as well as host the Third Congress. At the end of the conference in Oslo, it was decided to establish IGLYO as a permanent organization for Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual youth. In order to fulfill its goals IGLYO has firmly committed itself to the struggle against sexism and racism. The organization has a strong focus on its equal opportunities policy, ensuring that its membership is equally and fairly represented on the basis of gender, ethnicity, religion, ability and socio-economic background. In connection with the 25th anniversary of IGLYO in 2009, the IGLYO Memories website was developed to celebrate the past 25 years, and to gather the IGLYO memories from the IGLYO achieves but also from past IGLYO activists.
NOW and Lesbian Rights - NOW is committed to fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in all areas, including employment, housing, public accommodations, health services, child custody and military policies. NOW is committed to educational efforts that combat the adverse effects of homophobia, promote positive images in the media and ultimately ensure civil rights protection for all. NOW asserts the right of lesbians to live their lives with dignity and security, and the rights of equal marriage for all.