A survey of 71 organisations across 32 European countries finds that over 60% have worked with LGBTIQ youth experiencing homelessness, while homeless services lack the skills and competencies to provide safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTI people.
Young LGBTIQ people are experiencing homeless every day, often rejected by parents, families and society because of their sexuality or gender identities.
By the end of 2018, at the age of 25, Yulia Tsvetkova had already made some of her dreams come true: opening a theatre for kids, launching a sex-ed project for teenagers, and creating feminist resources online. A year later and ever since, this feminist and LGBT+ activist is facing up to six years in prison, is receiving death threats, and cannot leave her town in Russia’s Far East. Only in 2021 the long and torturous investigation led to a trial. Read on to learn more about Yulia’s story and the ways you might help her.
LGBTIQ homelessness is a much under addressed issue in the European and Central-Asian region, a reality that needs to change.
COC-Netherlands and ILGA-Europe jointly organised a capacity-building seminar on supporting youth to start GSAs in schools on 6-8 November in Amsterdam.
ILGA-Europe welcomes Council of Europe’s HR Commissioner comment on LGBTI children’s right to safety and equality
In this section we are inviting participants to share their materials in virtual formal, so others can download them - and make the conference more "greener".
Report by ILGA-Europe to the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, August 2007