WHICH PLACE FOR LESBIAN JOURNALISTS AND DYKE STORIES IN THIS MACHOMEDIA WORLD?

This session will welcome fabulous media activists and lesbian journalists from Brazil, France, Hungary, Ukraine, the Netherlands and Germany. The activists will tell us how they managed to make sure the media cover some issues related to lesbian rights and activism. The lesbian journalists will explain how to survive as a lesbian journalist in a […]

ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AT HOME AND IN THE STREETS: BEING SAFE AND STAYING SAFE IN ALL PARTS OF OUR LIVES

How does heteronormativity influence lesbian relationships? How does heteronormativity work in the public sphere? And what are the effects on our intimacies? Lesbians grow up in a patriarchal culture and internalise its misogyny and values. Psychological violence in the forms of jealousy and control often become a feature of our intimate relationships even if we […]

IMAGERIES OF LESBIAN LUST

Let’s talk about feminist porn baby! Feminists have long engaged with the issue of pornography and it´s still a heated issue today. This is why we will start by discussing the history of feminist debates around pornography as well as the emergence and development of lesbian and feminist pornography. What is feminist porn and where […]

THE JOYCE WISCHNIA ONE. LITIGATION, LAWYERS AND LEGAL ADVOCACY TO FIGHT DISCRIMINATIONS

The L word (law, of course!) is fundamental to defend the rights of LBQ women and activists. Legal means can be an effective way to fight discrimination, make our voice heard and mobilise our communities. Our lesbian geniuses, lawyers and human rights advocates, will discuss legal advocacy and strategic litigation from different countries, jurisdictions and […]

WE’LL NEVER WALK ALONE: WELLBEING, CULTURAL LIMITS, AND LACK OF ACCESS TO OUR NATURE, OUR DARKNESS, OUR SPACES

This workshop will explore the reclamation of dark public and natural space as socially and culturally constructed and perceived as ‘unsafe’ for women and queer folks. This workshop takes this as a starting point to discuss, gendered social experience; gendered experience of public place; queer experiences of public space; gendered experience of mental health; LGBTQI […]

RAINBOWS AND ANIMAL LIBERATION: WHY WE SHOULD INCLUDE NON-HUMAN ANIMALS IN OUR STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY

Why should we include animal liberation in our struggle for human liberation? Coming from an (eco-)feminist and LGBTQIA* perspective, we will investigate interconnections of oppression with a focus on non-human animals, whilst also addressing links with other forms of oppression and discrimination. We draw from previous research, theorizing, and personal accounts, to explore how the […]

PROUD TO BE YOUR FRIEND

Uniformed lesbian* police officers from The Netherlands and France will speak on their national LGBT+ police organizations and about the overall coordinating EGPA (i.e. European LGBT Police Association). The goal is to inform women* participating in the EL*C about their respective possibilities of contacting LGBT liaison officers in their home country should they encounter hostility […]

CENTRAL ASIAN LESBIANS, TOWARDS A MORE UNITED MOVEMENT

Thanks to the efforts of activists from the region, Central Asia was included into the ILGA Europe, Transgender Europe, and now in EL*C. We deliberately strove for this, since for the activists from the region, it is crucial to recognize common experience, problems and solidarity with the countries of Eastern Europe and other post-Soviet republics. […]

ROLE MODELS FROM THE PAST

To Be Lesbian. What does it mean? There are so many “rules” how a lesbian should be like. Stereotypes and mythos live not only inside the society but also inside the lgbt-community. Some of the stereotypes are positive. Strong. Smart. Successful. Other – negative. Alcoholic. Complicated. Conflicted. Stereotypes are stereotypes. Lesbians can be different. We […]

Fight like a Lesbian: activism against war, oppression and discrimination

European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60,, Brussels, Belgium

On Lesbian Visibility Day 2022, come the European Parliament for an event hosted by MEP Malin Bjork and featuring the lesbian activists at the centre of today’s most urgent fights for solidarity and equality in the EU. Lesbian activists are working to welcome refugees from Ukraine and beyond, dealing with the aftermath of the COVID-19 […]

LESBIAN GENIUS DANCEFLOOR

Europride Community After Party
hosted by Villa Vida Café & EuropeanLesbianConference!
Let's celebrate lesbian visibility in all our diversity! Let's play music for the revolution! Let's dance all night!
Join us for the Pride After Party that comes to you from to the community for the community!
▲▼▲▼ all genders welcome! ▲▼▲▼

LOCKED-DOWN LESBIANS LISTENING (Online Event)

EL*C OPENS AN ONLINE SPACE FOR LESBIANS TO EXCHANGE DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS
Every day from 12-1pm Vienna time (1-2pm Moscow time) and 7-8pm Vienna time (8-9pm Moscow time)
20/04 12-1pm: RU 7-8pm: EN
21/04 12-1pm: ES 7-8pm: EN
22/04 12-1pm: EN 7-8pm: EN
23/04 12-1pm: RU 7-8pm: TUR
24/04 12-1pm: GER 7-8pm: EN
25/04 12-1pm: FR 7-8pm: EN
26/04 3pm to 11 pm: ️‍ Lesbian Visibility Day Party ️‍
Many of us lesbians* might be especially affected by self-isolation measures. To help our community stick together, despite the lockdown and across borders, we have decided to open an online space, where you can join to listen, and exchange with us and other lesbians, anonymously or not.
Starting this Saturday, April 4th, and every day (7days per week) for the coming weeks, we will be available to hear from you, your situations, your difficulties, or stories that lifted you up during these times.
EL*C team members come from all corners of Europe and Central Asia, including countries already severely impacted by COVID-19 exceptional measures. From Italy to Ukraine, from Spain to Serbia, from France to Kyrgyzstan, each of us know or have heard of lesbian friends, activists, colleagues, relatives who are specifically suffering from the lockdown because they are lesbians. We have heard of Italian lesbians in their twenties obliged to stay among hostile families they had decided to leave. We have heard of over 65-year-old lesbians in Serbia forbidden to go out and with no one to bring them food, except younger lesbians who got organised for this. We know how the situation of lesbian migrants is specifically terrible during those times. We know what it takes for some of you to be separated from your lover(s) and friends.
The online space can also be the opportunity to collect new testimonies to share on Lesbian Visibility Day (26 April), illustrating how the Covid-19 crisis is affecting lesbians, but also how our close-knit community finds ways to overcome the challenges. When joining, let us know if you agree for your story to be shared.
✔ Everyday from 12pm to 1pm, and from 7pm to 8pm (European Time)
✔ See language calendar below (updated weekly)

WELCOMING WORDS / INTRODUCTION

This event co organised by the LGBTI Intergroup and the Eurocentralasian Lesbian* Community brings together MEPs, civil society, national representatives and EC staff to discuss lesbian needs in the EU and what responses the EU is providing/should provide under different frameworks and through different institutions.

PANEL 1 : Intersectional EU policies: when strengthening the lesbian movement means sustaining all oppressed minorities

European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60,, Brussels, Belgium

This event co organised by the LGBTI Intergroup and the Eurocentralasian Lesbian* Community brings together MEPs, civil society, national representatives and EC staff to discuss lesbian needs in the EU and what responses the EU is providing/should provide under different frameworks and through different institutions.

LESBIANS DURING THE HOLOCAUST: WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON

Online (Facebook)

LESBIANS DURING THE HOLOCAUST: WIKIPEDIA EDIT-A-THON
On the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2021, EL*C, Queer Code and les sans pagEs are pleased to invite you to join them for an edit-a-thon with a special focus on 'Lesbians during the Holocaust', Jewish, resistance fighters, asocials, Roma, Jehova Witnesses, people with disabilities, communists, anarchists and others persecuted by the Nazi regime.
This special edit-a-thon organised on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is meant to increase visibility of lesbians during the Holocaust, as well as increase their representation on Wikipedia & Wikimedia, to counter the online gender gap.

Online Screening (and Q&A) of NO GRAVITY

Online (Facebook)

11 of February is International Day of Women and Girls in Science!
Join us in watching online “No Gravity”, a docufiction written and directed by Silvia Casalino (59 min. with subtitles).
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Featuring rocket launch pads in the jungle of French Guiana, flying frogs in space, tropical plants between techno mock-ups in star city Russia, an iguana playing the Donna Haraway cyborg and incredible archive images from space agencies all around the world.
No gravity is a film between science and fiction, remixed by lesbian feminist minds. Three generations of women lead the way through three different continents, pursuing a single fascination: space sciences and technology!
“No Gravity demonstrates what documentary filmmaking can be: entertaining, informative, investigative, and deeply personal. A must-watch for Star Trek fans, science nerds, history buffs, Cold War aficionados, cyborg builders, and anyone who has ever dreamed of going to space.” Frameline LGBTI Festival, San Francisco.

Special EL*C Lesbian Visibility Day Event! Lesbian Politicians Quiz!!

Online (Facebook)

They are out, they are visible, they have been in politics for 30 years or just one year, and they told EL*C in very special videos how, as lesbian politicians, they are game changers 🙌 On April 26, 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐛𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐕𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐲, follow the special quiz/talk with Lesbian Politicians: -Maria Walsh (Ireland) -Liz Barker (England) […]

DYKE Party

Café Congo 1A rue de la Petite Ile, Brussels, Belgium

Fight like a Lesbian: activism against war, oppression and discrimination

On Lesbian Visibility Day 2022, come the European Parliament for an event hosted by MEP Malin Bjork and featuring the lesbian activists at the centre of today’s most urgent fights for solidarity and equality in the EU.Lesbian activists are working to welcome refugees from Ukraine and beyond, dealing with the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, and facing the backlash from the far-right movement in Eastern Europe. They are not only part of the women and LGBTI rights movement but are powerful voices of anti-racism movements, fight against anti-Roma backlash and work to empower older people, migrants, and refugees. For Lesbian Visibility Week, we want to make sure that lesbians stay on the agenda and that their contribution to equality and solidarity everywhere is made visible.

Fight like a Lesbian: activism against war, oppression and discrimination

European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60,, Brussels, Belgium

On Lesbian Visibility Day 2022, come the European Parliament for an event hosted by MEP Malin Bjork and featuring the lesbian activists at the centre of today’s most urgent fights for solidarity and equality in the EU. Lesbian activists are working to welcome refugees from Ukraine and beyond, dealing with the aftermath of the COVID-19 […]

Sport Inclusif en Europe: Lesbiennes et féministes en mouvement

Hôtel de Ville Paris, France

Pour marquer ses dix ans d’existence officielle, l’association Les Dégommeuses organise une journée de conférence en partenariat avec EL*C, le 21 juin 2022. Aujourd’hui encore, en France et ailleurs, le sport reste un terrain d’expression privilégié pour la misogynie et la reproduction des normes de genre. L’obsession de la division entre sport féminin et masculin […]

OPENING PANEL : RESISTING THE ANTI-GENDER BACKLASH

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In Europe and Central Asia, but also globally, the anti-gender movements are attacking their opposition using different political spaces and influencing both at a level of politics and policy. The narratives have been present for decades now, but the level of organisation and mobilisation that we see today can be considered as their peak. By […]

LESBIAN ARCHIVES

Several lesbian archives do exist, some others are disappearing, more do not know where to start with. The workshop will explore how to secure the existing archives (venues, funds,…), how to create new ones and how to use the tools at our disposal as lesbians and as activists and hear from activists in Belgium, France, […]

BISEXUAL WORKSHOP

This session focuses on creating a space for queer women from across Eurasia to reflect on what decolonizing feminism would look like in our contexts, to exchange experiences and to forge transnational and trans-local solidarities.

LESBIAN HERMENEUTICS

In the workshop, based on the book “A Fairytale for Everyone”, using the storybook as a basis, participants will write stories with lesbian protagonists, focusing on lesbian problems and their solutions.

RESISTING VIOLENCE IN ALL FORMS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In this session, we will hear from Rete Medus3 from Italy who will present their observatory on lesbophobia. Trigger Warning: Please be mindful there will be discussions about extreme forms of violence from those used as corrective measures on lesbian bodies to lesbophobic murder.

RESISTING THE ANTI-GENDER CAMPAIGNS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

The anti-gender movement is a highly organised and well-financed movement that acts transnationally in deteriorating women’s rights, LGBTIQ rights and civil society. They use narratives embedded in the language of concerned citizens for the future, the children, and the nation that are much more appealing to the general public than the language of human rights that we use, which often is relatively abstract. During this session, we will talk and work on topics related to how to unite, how the prevent and how to work against the anti-gender backlash.

LESBIANS AND WAR

In this session, we will hear from Rete Medus3 from Italy who will present their observatory on lesbophobia.

Trigger Warning: Please be mindful there will be discussions about extreme forms of violence from those used as corrective measures on lesbian bodies to lesbophobic murder.

SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In this session, we learn how to strengthen our minds and bodies against lesbophobia and against discrimination. The session is focused on both empowerment and self-defense training, learning techniques in an integral way, covering psychological, emotional and physical part.

LESBIAN FAIRYTALES FOR EVERYONE

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In the workshop, based on the book “A Fairytale for Everyone”, using the storybook as a basis, participants will write stories with lesbian protagonists, focusing on lesbian problems and their solutions.

NOT BORN THIS WAY

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

This workshop aims to create a cooperative dialogue around the denaturalization of sexual orientation and the political power of lesbian* identification. Do we have to claim that we are “born this way” ? We will explore this questioning through interactive activities, then have a time for theoretical knowledge.

LESBIAN STORYTELLING

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In this two-part workshop, we play with words surrounding communication strategies for activists and have some dedicated playtime amid an erotic writing circle. Leo Zbanca will guide us through learning about dramatic structure and storytelling tools which help communicate a message. Anna Adam believes that vocabular is politics, words are knives and language is our weapon, during her workshop Anna will deal with female sexuality, repressed and lived sexual fantasies through creative writing.

LUNCH

In Europe and Central Asia, but also globally, the anti-gender movements are attacking their opposition using different political spaces and influencing both at a level of politics and policy. The narratives have been present for decades now, but the level of organisation and mobilisation that we see today can be considered as their peak. By […]

KEYNOTE SPEECH: SHADI AMIN

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Shadi Amin (she/her/hers and they/them/their/theirs), a pioneering and influential Iranian LGBTI activist, is the coordinator of Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network (6Rang). 6Rang is a community dedicated to serving LGBTI Iranians whereby Shadi seeks to raise awareness about human rights violations on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Shadi is also a […]

PANEL : LESBIAN RESISTANCE IN TIMES OF CRISIS : UKRAINE

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Lesbians are at all times developing strategies to exist within societal norms and models that are in their nature oppressive and exclusionary of our communities. As lesbians and as feminists, in times of war – inherently patriarchal and unfeminist, we find ourselves trapped by borders and conflicts that are not ours. In this system dominated […]

Dyking your cultural heritage through a lesbian podcast: creative & practical tools

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Want to test working with a fun and creative lesbian* podcast idea as a means of resisting cisheteropatriarchal norms in society? Join our workshop. We envision the session as a sharing space for both beginners, as well as those who have more experience, with a good balance between presentation, exercise and discussion. We want the […]

LESBIAN NARRATIVES

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Seeing yourself represented in stories, be they fairytales or press articles, is important for our well-being as lesbians. In this session we discuss constructing narratives of refugee lesbian maternity, the political detention case of Karla and Magda, and also LGBTQI+ representation in French children’s literature.

DISABLED LESBIANS VS ABLEISM AND CAPITALISM

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In a number of European and Central Asian countries there still is a systemic discrimination of disabled persons. What can we, then, say about disabled lesbians? They are discriminated against because they are women, they are lesbians, they are disabled and also they are very often poor. At the workshop we will focus on main […]

LESBIAN AND TRANS SOLIDARITY

Presentation of the outcomes of research on solidarity between lesbian-non-binary feminists and trans people in post Yugoslav region and discussion on the experiences and good practices with attendees who engage with the idea of building trans-feminist coalitions.

ROMA WOMEN IN FEMINIST AND LGBTI MOVEMENTS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Rromnjako Ilo (Serbia) wants to exchange related to specific position of Roma women/girls in feminist and LGBTI movements starting from the point that Roma women/girls are underrepresented and invisible to some extent in both movements. Their self-determination, low education and language does not allow them to become more active and increases inaccessibility for wider participation. Hidden discrimination is in both areas, and it would be beneficial to open the discussion on this and advocate for better participation of LBTIQ Roma women/girls.

LESBIAN GAZE

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

This session explores a rewriting of photographic history by looking at lesbian photographers through time and looking at the documentation of lesbian lives through the medium of photography. The workshop explores an invisibilized lesbian gaze and adopts an intersectional perspective to counteract the crushing cis white straight male gaze that has pervaded photographic history.

DISABLED LESBIANS VS ABLEISM AND CAPITALISM

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In a number of European and Central Asian countries there still is a systemic discrimination of disabled persons. What can we, then, say about disabled lesbians? They are discriminated against because they are women, they are lesbians, they are disabled and also they are very often poor. At the workshop we will focus on main […]

LESBIAN AND TRANS SOLIDARITY

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Presentation of the outcomes of research on solidarity between lesbian-non-binary feminists and trans people in post Yugoslav region and discussion on the experiences and good practices with attendees who engage with the idea of building trans-feminist coalitions.

SELF-CARE: POWER DYNAMICS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Power dynamics affect the fabric of our existence and in this session we are invited to explore them with the scope of LBQT+ liberation. The session offers a space to find ways to release our inner voice, to witness ourselves and others, and to practice loving kindness in our relationships through somatic awareness exercises and body movement practices.

VIOLENCE IN INTIMATE PARTNER RELATIONSHIPS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

This session deals with the forms of violence, risk factors and specifics of abuse in LGBT* intimate relationships, how to support someone in such a relationship, how to seek help and support. Opening the space to not so pleasant and usually sensitive themes is important for the avenue of sharing valuable information, giving space for reflection, a safe space for sharing and asking for support.
Trigger Warning: Please be mindful that this session includes conversations about domestic abuse.

PANEL: LESBIANS HEADING SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS

Numerous studies, including research conducted by EL*C, have shown that in many countries in Europe and Central Asia, LBQTI women and non-binary persons are, or have been, at the forefront of social and political change, despite their efforts, creativity and activist contributions being too often invisibilised or marginalised. In this panel, the floor is given […]

EVENING PROGRAM: LESBIAN MIX’N’MATCH

In this two-part workshop, we play with words surrounding communication strategies for activists and have some dedicated playtime amid an erotic writing circle. Leo Zbanca will guide us through learning about dramatic structure and storytelling tools which help communicate a message. Anna Adam believes that vocabular is politics, words are knives and language is our […]

EVENING PROGRAM: FILM NIGHT

KÖZKINCS KÖNYVTÁR FEMINIST LIBRARY Rákóczi út 11, Budapest, Belgium

The film night at the Közkincs Library will screen short films by Hungarian and other contemporary lesbian filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as lesbian-themed short films. The program is about 3-4 hours long, continuous and free to come and go. The Library can accommodate up to 40 people at a time.

Films:
Andella Mirtill – Mint egy haiku/Like a Haiku (2020)
Bagossy Júlia – A kutyák nem esznek füvet/Dogs Not Eat Grass (2022)
Vermes Dorka – Anyák napja/Mother’s Day (2018) ; Alba Vulva/Alba Vulva (2022)
Kis Hajni – Szép alak/Beautiful Figure (2016)

BUILDING BETTER SPACES FOR FINTA PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC SECTOR

“The journey of becoming a professional in the music sector is a complex one, especially if you are not a cisgender man. This session paints a portrait of the struggled faced by FINTA* people face at every level of the music sector. It will also shine a light on all the warriors leading initiatives in Belgium in order to provide a pipeline for FINTA* people to thrive in the music sector. The session will also focus on gathering similar or new initiatives run in the participant’s own country/city.
FINTA = Frauen, Inter Menschen, Nichtbinäre Menschen, Trans Menschen und Agender Menschen (women , inter people, non – binary people, trans people and a gender people.)

OPENING PANEL ROMNJA* AND SINTEZZI* LESBIANS DEFYING PATRIARCHY

The anti-gender movement is a highly organised and well-financed movement that acts transnationally in deteriorating women’s rights, LGBTIQ rights and civil society. They use narratives embedded in the language of concerned citizens for the future, the children, and the nation that are much more appealing to the general public than the language of human rights […]

UN AND INTERNATIONAL POLICY

This session aims to showcase how developing international advocacy within the frames of the different UN mechanisms as well as of initiative such as Ilga World LBTIQIA+ Women Steering Committee can serve as a tool for lesbian resistance and countering the hate narrative with legal instruments. The objective will be to get to activists the […]

LESBIAN SPORTS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

The workshop will explore the experiences of LBTI women in sport, including bans, discrimination and abuse a LBTI athletes and widespread and systemic lesbophobia. It will consider disruptive approaches to the dominant discourse and create alliances between lesbian and trans and gender diverse communities to fight for truly inclusive sports.

BISEXUAL WORKSHOP

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

This session is an invitation for bisexual exchange, networking and open dialogue about topics around bisexuality as an interplay between discrimination and activist potential. This workshops allows participants to reflect about bisexuality, definitions, realities and much more in an interactive way.

LESBIAN HERMENEUTICS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

This session will show how the “resistant power of queer” can be revived to fight anti-gender and anti-lgbtq, anti-feminist voices and how can be used to fight ideologies that are using religions to support their cause. Building on Althaus-Reid, the founder of queer theology, I the sessions will show how she used the power of queer-feminist resistance in her context and how we could apply it in our context.

LUNCH

In Europe and Central Asia, but also globally, the anti-gender movements are attacking their opposition using different political spaces and influencing both at a level of politics and policy. The narratives have been present for decades now, but the level of organisation and mobilisation that we see today can be considered as their peak. By […]

LESBIAN MONEY TALKS

The time has come to take what belongs to us! Over the past several years EL*C has collecting hard evidence that overwhelmingly shows that the lesbian movement is one of the most underfunded movements globally, but especially in Europe and Central Asia. Due to this, many lesbian organizations have either disappeared, transformed into general LGBTIQ […]

LOVING THE LESBIAN

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

Between bonding exercises, love coaching for lesbians, politics of polyamory and asexuality in an allonormative world, this session focusses on building healthy relationships with yourself and with others weather romantic or aromantic.

ECOLESBIANISM (NO PLANET, NO LESBIANS)

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

The climate crisis concerns us all, but we do not all contribute equally to it. And we are not all equally affected by its impacts. In most cases, LBTI women* and people with lower incomes as well as people from the Global South and Global East suffer more from the consequences of the climate crisis. When it comes to eco activism, queer folks have been making significant contributions to the climate justice movement since Rachel Carson, a lesbian, who wrote Silent Spring. In this session, we will create a climate justice toolkit for lesbians.

LESBIAN MONEY TALKS

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

The time has come to take what belongs to us! Over the past several years EL*C has collecting hard evidence that overwhelmingly shows that the lesbian movement is one of the most underfunded movements globally, but especially in Europe and Central Asia. Due to this, many lesbian organizations have either disappeared, transformed into general LGBTIQ organizations or are somehow surviving with no money, no staff and no spaces. It is by now more than obvious that the current funding norms, structures and practices favor those groups/organizations that have more power and are as such further perpetuating and strengthening unfair and unbalanced power distributions, both in the wider society and within the LGBTIQ or women’s movements. For a very long time, the donors have been preferring the general over the particular, stronger and more established organizations over the smaller and less capacitated, mainstream and traditional approaches to social change rather than creative and revolutionary approaches and bottom-up approaches, which has left organizations with no funds or with very limited funds. This trend needs to be reversed, and it should be reversed fast. During this workshop EL*C, its member organizations and lesbian organizations from other world regions will be presenting the funding needs and demands of the lesbian movement, as well as our ways of working for the future, that came out of our collective and strategic planning that took place ahead of the Conference.

EVENING PROGRAM: LESBIAN* VIRTUAL ARCHIVE (L*AW)

Danubius Hotel Hungaria Budapest, Hungary

Lesbian* Virtual Archive (L*AW) is the first source of knowledge about lesbian* culture in Poland.But this is not a typical archive. L*AW not only collects facts, but also arranges them thematically and interprets them artistically. http://lesbijskiearchiwumwirtualne.pl/ During the meeting, we will talk about Polish culture, show artifacts and video materials. The starting point will be […]

Evening Program: Banner Making

KÖZKINCS KÖNYVTÁR FEMINIST LIBRARY Rákóczi út 11, Budapest, Belgium

Together we will make signs for the Budapest Dyke March. Materials will be sourced and provided by Labrisz Lesbian Association.

Closing Remarks: EL*C Past, Present, Future

We are out, we are loud, we are visible!
As part of the @European Lesbian* Conference from 29 Sept – 1 Oct, our Dyke March will take place. Lesbians are not sufficiently represented in society, nor in the LGBTQI+ community – we want to change that!
*Everyone is welcome to support*
✦ Bring your whistles, banners & megaphones and show solidarity!
Meeting TIME 5 PM – place will be announced in due time
The demonstration will begin and end with activist speeches.
Demonstration supported by Budapest Pride in partnership with:
Labrisz Leszbikus Egyesület
qLit.hu

PANEL : LESBIANS HACKING THE FUTURE

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

The future in patriarchy and capitalism is bleak. In a world which was never built for us, not even to marginally accommodate us, in a world where our loves, desires and mere existences make us pirates of the cis-heteronormative imperative, what does it mean to harness our own destinies and hack the future? From artificial […]

CLOSING PANEL : LESBIANIZING THE WORLD

Incredible, inspiring and fierce activists are resisting, leading fights and shining lesbian genius all over the world. As the final panel of the conference, we have the immense joy and honour to be joined by lesbians representing other regional networks to find common languages, build bridges, coordinate our strategies, learn from each other’s struggles and […]

PANEL : LESBIAN DESIRE AS RESISTANCE

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

In our societies, lesbian bodies, sexualities, desires, loves, romantic and erotic relationships, are intrinsically transgressive. Giving in to lesbian desire, allowing ourselves to fully experience it, succumb to it, embrace it, is eminently political and is an act of resistance to the cis-heteronormative imperative. Inspired by the works of Audre Lorde, this discussion seeks to […]

BUILDING BETTER SPACES FOR FINTA PEOPLE IN THE MUSIC SECTOR

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

“The journey of becoming a professional in the music sector is a complex one, especially if you are not a cisgender man. This session paints a portrait of the struggled faced by FINTA* people face at every level of the music sector. It will also shine a light on all the warriors leading initiatives in […]

OLDER LESBIANS AGAINST AGEISM

CEU Nador 15, Budapest, Hungary

The workshop will deal with topics of difference between aging of biology and aging by culture, both within general and lesbian subculture. We will talk about expectations of older lesbians by our lesbian communities, but also about others expectations influence on our perception on aging. Finally, we will discuss the potential impact of invisibility on […]

DYKE MARCH : SUPPORTED BY BUDAPEST PRIDE

We are out, we are loud, we are visible! As part of the @European Lesbian* Conference from 29 Sept – 1 Oct, our Dyke March will take place. Lesbians are not sufficiently represented in society, nor in the LGBTQI+ community – we want to change that! *Everyone is welcome to support* ✦ Bring your whistles, […]

LESBIAN PARTY

Akvarium Klub Budapest, Hungary

Who’s ready to party with lesbians? We are! We’re ending the EL*C #3 Conference in Budapest with a bang – Lesbian Party with amazing dyke DJs and Drag King performances to have you entertained and energized for days! ✧ DJs: Zora, Kali, DISKET ✧ ✦ Drag Kings: Maryjan Bear & Blue ✦

International Lesbian Visibility Awards 2022

Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Celebrate visible lesbians during a unique evening at the Tenerife Auditorium, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. We prepared a proper red-carpet Award Gala with discussions and spectacular performances!
Network & foster allyship around lesbian visibility while fundraising for war relief efforts in Ukraine.
✦✧ All money raised at the Awards Gala will go directly to our projects to support LGBTQI+ community fleeing war.
EL*C offers humanitarian aid to two LGBTQI+ shelters in Ukraine, ran by our member organization Insight. We also offer subgrants to ensure the safe passage of LGBTQI+ refugees, helplines, pick-ups and access to safe houses. Also, we can assure relocations to safe countries through our lesbian hosting network.
✦✧Award Gala Co-Hosts: Joëlle Sambi & Patricia Galván✧✦
✦✧Performers: Michelle Raymond & La Negri✧✦
Choose between different travel packages starting at 30€ - more info on www.lesbianawards.org

Printemps lesbien

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CoE Study Visit

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TRANSCITY – International Workshop

Athens , Greece

Call for Participants TransCity: International Workshop This is an invitation to an intensive, intimate three-day workshop to share radical trans possibilities, coalitions, and joy. This is an invitational gesture to transfeminist theorists, creative writers, artists, and activist-scholars who find themselves—time and again—not fitting within hegemonic institutions, grand narratives about our lives, and preconceived aesthetics of […]

#MeToo in EU Politics

European Parliament Rue Wiertz 60,, Brussels, Belgium

The EU political landscape and public sphere still grapples with the diminished presence of women and historically underrepresented groups. Gender-based violence, racism and lesbophobia remain persistent obstacles, undermining their safety and security as well as sidelining them from pivotal decision-making roles. It is essential that we uncover the mechanisms jeopardizing democracy and reinforcing patriarchy by […]

Visible Voices: LBTQI Generations Unite

Online (Zoom)

In celebration of International Human Rights Day, we are proud to present an online event that sheds light on the experiences and needs of two often underrepresented and marginalized groups within the LBTQI community: youth and elderly people. This event will reveal the findings of two essential research projects conducted by EL*C: the first research […]

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