Organising for change

Resources to support LGBTI community organising work

Community organising is not an easy task, and LGBTI groups and organisations – sooner or later – struggle with such work. It requires determination, strengths, resources and leaders/ facilitators. In our experience, successful and sustainable community organising is a matter of vision and strategy, but it is also about planning and having the right skills.

With this material ILGA-Europe want to continue developing a framework, vision and strategy for LGBTI community organising work in the European region.

In this resource you’ll find what we know as an organisation in this moment. We hope that this document will trigger more thinking and learning in the LGBTI movement and we’ll be happy to check this information with more experiences from LGBTI community organisers.

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Organisational development & design

Creating and evolving organisations, groups, collectives and networks is at the core of social change work. There is no universal recipe for success here. A […]
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5 profound lessons we learned from working with disabled LGBTI activists and organisations

Making our work more inclusive is at the core of ILGA-Europe’s purpose. This is especially true in the case of disabled LGBTI people, who continue to be marginalised in our movement. In this blog, we share some of our learnings from working alongside disabled LGBTI activists. If you are part of a queer rights organisation, this may be particularly useful for you!
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The frontline: Navigating Change as an LGBTI Activist

This episode of our podcast features an enlightening conversation about navigating change as an activist, between ILGA-Europe’s Executive Director Evelyne Paradis and Natia Gvianishvili*, who […]
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The Frontline: Being an LGBTI Activist Today

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 […]
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The Frontline: Empowering LGBTI Activists in a Changing World

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The Frontline: The LGBTI Activist Wellbeing Challenge

While a number organisations and groups have already taken concrete steps to address wellbeing, there’s no golden rule on how to approach these challenges. In […]
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The frontline: How LGBTI Activism Can Be Supported

One thing is always clear, no activist or activism organisation can work alone, and the work needs support. But where can that support be found, […]
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Join our webinar on community organising for older LGBTI persons

We invite LGBTI organisations, groups and activists involved in community organising to participate in our webinar on ‘Community organising for older LGBTI persons’ on Friday, October 1 at 11 AM (CEST).
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Join The Hub, ILGA-Europe’s free Resource Sharing Centre for LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia

Today we are publicly launching The Hub – ILGA-Europe’s free Resource Sharing Centre for LGBTI activists in Europe and Central Asia.
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COVID-19: Keeping LGBTI communities together

Many countries have surpassed the peak of the COVID-19 crisis and are beginning to plan phased-out endings of their lockdowns. But we’re not out of the woods yet, and if numbers of coronavirus cases start rising again, lockdown measures are most likely to be extended or reinstated, as was seen in Singapore. In a webinar presented by ILGA-Europe earlier this month, participants shared the activities and strategies their organisations have used to stay connected while confined to their houses.
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Pride in the time of COVID-19

As 300 Pride events, and counting, have been called off across Europe, President of the European Pride Organisers Association, Kristine Garina talks about what this will mean for the LGBTI community, and how we can come together to rise to this critical challenge.
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COVID-19: How to communicate clearly as an LGBTI group

The COVID-19 crisis situation is changing every day, and as an LGBTI organisation you are going to want to keep your audience updated about what specifically matters to them. ILGA-Europe’s strategic communications consultant, Sho Konno, gives his key advice for communicating at this time.
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COVID-19 and digital security: How LGBTI activists can safely work online

While the opponents of LGBTI equality might also be overwhelmed with COVID-19 and focus their attention less on LGBTI groups right now, the digital footprints we leave today will still be around for a long time to come, which could make us more vulnerable after the crisis is over. So, now that most of our activities have moved online, how do we stay safe and secure? Here are tools and tips from the ILGA-Europe Programmes & Policy team.
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Funding opportunity to support D/deaf and disabled LGBTI activism in Europe and Central Asia

ILGA-Europe is inviting organisations and groups from Europe and Central Asia to apply for this new funding opportunity to support D/deaf and disabled LGBTI activism*. The last day to submit your application (deadline) is Monday 10 February 2020.
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6 things you should know when LGBTI community organising

Are you an LGBTI activist who will be empowering your community as an organiser in 2020? Here are some key ways to make sure you get it right!
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