LGBT youth of the world unite! New activist site launched
Two leading gay organisations have joined forces to launch the first international network to allow young activists from across the world to work together.
The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organisation and the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association, are behind the LGBT Youth World List.
The new service is trailed as being open to “lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer young people,” or “LGBTQI.”
The site will allow members 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.
“This project is just part of IGLYO’s venture beyond Europe.
“The list is very much in line with IGLYO activities this year, since it is the 25th anniversary of IGLYO, which we are going to celebrate with a reunion and huge conference with international guest in Amsterdam in July.”
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 LGBT rights are not recognised.