What’s it like to be an LGBTI activist at this moment of enormous change for the world? What are the new challenges, and what’s the daily life of an LGBTI organisation like nowadays?
Joining us to talk about the reality of queer activism in the current context, the good sides and bad, are ILGA-Europe’s Programmes Director, Bjorn van Roozendaal; Ola Kaczorek, founding member of Love Does Not Exclude, (https://mnw.org.pl/en/) the first organisation to demand marriage equality in Poland; Irena Cvetkovic, the Executive Director of Coalition Margins (http://coalition.org.mk/) in North Macedonia, which works to promote and protect the human rights of marginalised communities, and Ruslana Hnatchenko from the Ukrainian lesbian feminist NGO, Women Association Sphere (https://sphere.org.ua/en/).
For more about how we support the LGBTI movement in Europe and Central Asia, click here (https://ilga-europe.org/what-we-do/our-work-supporting-movement)
We create resources and learning opportunities we create for activists, see our resource about communications (https://ilga-europe.org/resources/thematic/communications)
For examples of our past funding opportunities, click here (https://ilga-europe.org/resources/news/latest-news/responding-anti-lgbti-forces-ilga-europes-call-project-proposals) and here (https://ilga-europe.org/resources/news/latest-news/funding-opportunity-support-ddeaf-and-disabled-lgbti-activism)
For information about our annual events for activists, this year the Gathering Online, click here (https://ilga-europe.org/gathering-online-2021)
Join and use our free Resource Sharing Centre for LGBTI activists, The Hub (https://hub.ilga-europe.org/)
See one of our surveys to provide direction to our work and the movement here (https://ilga-europe.org/resources/news/latest-news/survey-finds-lgbtiq-organisations-and-homeless-services-across-europe-are)