The European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance

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European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance
Formation2013 (2013)
  • Conservatism, Classical liberalism, Christian democracy
Fredrik Saweståhl
Vice president
Helge Ytterøy L’orange
Vice president
Gerben Horst

European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance The European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance (the “Alliance”) is a pan-European Centre-Right political network. The Alliance gathers organisations that are part of a political party that belongs to or is associated with the European People's Party

The Alliance works primarily with LGBT+-issues in order to advance the rights of LGBT+-persons[1]

Like the member parties of the EPP the member organisations of the Alliance are Christian Democrats, Conservatives or Liberal-Conservatives.


The European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance was founded in Berlin in 2013 by centre-right LGBT+ organisations from Germany, Finland and the Nordic countries [2]. The inaugural meeting was held at the Konrad-Adenauer-Haus (Berlin), the headquarters of the Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands

Since 2013 the annual meetings of the organisation have been held in the home countries of most of the member organisations. The number of member organisations has increased over the years. Currently there are nine member organisations from eight different countries within the EU [3].

The Alliance cooperates and keeps close ties with the EPP and has been invited to send participants to all EPP congresses since the congress in Madrid 2015. It has been registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the Swedish Tax Agency (SE802529-8129) since December 2020.


Prioritized policies for the European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance are anti-discrimination [4], rainbow families, freedom of movement for LGBTI individuals in Europe , the situation for LGBTI rights and individuals in various countries both within the European Union as well as in other European countries [5] and the EU's Equality Strategy is also a central issue on the agenda.

The European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance cooperates with other pan-European political LGBTI-networks such as the LGBTI Liberals of Europe and Rainbow Rose (Socialdemocrats).


  • 2013–2018: Alexander Vogt, LSU (Germany)
  • Since 2018: Fredrik Saweståhl [6] [7], Open Moderates (Sweden)

The European Centre Right LGBT+ Alliance is led by a board consisting of one representative from each member organisation, including a president and two vice presidents elected at the Annual Meeting.


The following organisations are currently members of the Alliance

The full members are (founding members in bold)

  •  Austria : Gruppe 2019 (ÖVP – Austrian Peoples Party)
  •  Belgium : CD&V Regenboognetwerk (CD&V – Christian Democratic and Flemish)
  •  Finland : Kasary (Kansallinen Kokoomus - National Coalition Party)
  •  Germany : Bundesverband Lesben und Schulen in der Union, LSU (CDU/CSU)
  •  Ireland : Fine Gael LGBT (Fine Gael)
  •  Netherlands : CDA Pride Netwerk (CDA – Christian Democratic Appeal)[8] [9]
  •  Norway : Åpne Høyre (Høyre – the Conservative Party)[10]
  •  Sweden : Öppna Kristdemokrater (Kristdemokraterna – the Christian Democrats)
  •  Sweden : Öppna Moderater (Moderaterna – the Moderate Party)

The European Centre Right LGBT+ Alliance also maintains relations with centre-right LGBT organisations outside the EU and the EPP such as the LGBT+ Conservatives in the UK [11] and Ga’ava BaLikud in Israel.


  1. "European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance". 2021-05-18.
  2. "Open Moderates (Öppna Moderater)". 2021-05-18.
  3. "European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance". 2021-05-18.
  4. "EUobserver". 2020-01-22. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  5. "EUobserver". 2020-08-26. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  6. Voss, Jon (2020-11-19). "Fredrik fortsätter som europeisk mitten-höger-chef" [Fredrik continues as European center-right chief]. QX (in svenska). Stockholm. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  7. Voss, Jon (2020-04-06). "Moderaterna om Orbán: "Gränsen är sedan länge passerad"" [The Moderates on Orbán: "The border has long since been crossed"]. QX (in svenska). Stockholm. Retrieved 2021-08-14.
  8. "CDA Pride welcomed by European Centre-Right LGBT+ Alliance". Christian Democratic Appeal. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  9. "Establishment CDA Pride Network". COC Netherlands. Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  10. Engesbak, Reidar (2017-03-27). "Åpne Høyre til Malta" [Open Right to Malta]. BLIKK (in Norwegian). Oslo. Retrieved 2021-08-14.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  11. "LGBT+ Conservatives". 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-05-18.

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