We are 5 young Latvian LGBTQIA+ activists in the making, who want to strengthen and help our community.
LGBTQIA+ youth in Europe faces daily challenges due to homobitransphobic issues still present in our society: lack of visibility and representation, bullying, negative stereotypes, lack of knowledge, inequality, interiorized discrimination, homophobic violence, hate speech, social exclusion. All these can represent barriers to a young person’s socialization and personal development.
HOWEVER, this can be changed if awareness about the LGBT+ spectrum and the questions and rights of the LGBT+ community is being raised.
In order to raise this awareness, more international experience and good practice examples are needed, more international cooperation is necessary. This is why we will attend Erasmus+ Youth Exchange "Queer Lab Europe' in Italy, where we will cover various topics connected with LGBTQIA+ and activism, and how LGBTQIA topics interact with other minority issues and types of discrimination.
One of the goals of this exchange is to provide a group of young, diverse people from different countries in Europe with new skills, inspiration, ideas and knowledge about activism and its impact on the local areas and to create new tools for local activism.
By donating you will help us cover participation fee for this project.