Two international LGBTI organisations, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), have launched the LGBT Youth World List – the first international network of its kind.
Young lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people from all over the world can sign up to the list to send and receive messages from other young activists.
Members will be encouraged to share their experiences, ideas and expertise, and to work together to solve problems and run projects. The working languages of the list are English, Spanish and French.
Nanna Moe, IGLYO Board Member and Communication Officer, said: “This will create a global conversation about LGBT rights, allowing young people to make contact and work together in an international fight for respect.”
Individuals join by becoming members of an email group, which is moderated for safety – a feature which could be important for members; especially those who live in countries where LGBTI rights are not recognised.
Ruth Baldacchino, ILGA Board Member, said: “ILGA has a proud history of uniting LGBTI activists from all over the world. We have a firm belief in empowering and participation of young LGBTIQ in decision-making processes. This exciting project will make important steps forward in nurturing international LGBTIQ youth activism.”
The list offers young LGBT activists the opportunity to:
Share information on young LGBTIQ people in their country, or hear about other parts of the world.
Find partners in other countries for a project or program.
Get information and best-practice ideas from young LGBTIQ activists in other countries
Form links with other LGBTIQ young people and their organisations all over the world?
To join the list, simply send an email with the subject ‘Subscribe’ to firstname.lastname@example.org.