Visible Voices: LBTQI Generations Unite

Date: December 11th, in the aftermath of International Human Rights Day
Time: 1 p.m. CET
Place: Online (Zoom) – register here!
Duration: 1.5 hours

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 ,explores the lived experiences of older lesbians, while the second, conducted in collaboration with IGLYO, focuses on the needs and experiences of LBTQI girls, women, and non-binary youth.



1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.: Opening Remarks

● Introduction and significance on International Human Rights Day.

● Welcome message by the Dragana Todorovic, Executive Director of EL*C.


1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.: Presentation of Research Results

● Speaker: Anastasiia Danilova, Advocacy and Community Engagement manager, EL*C.

● Insights from researches on the Lived experiences of older lesbians and Needs and experiences of LBTQI girls, women, and non-binary youth.


1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.: Special Focus on Inclusive Education

● Speaker: Bella FitzPatrick, Executive Director of IGLYO.

● Discussion on challenges and opportunities in inclusive education for LBTI girls, women, and non-binary youth.


1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Bridging Generations within the LBTQ Community

● Moderator: Anastasia Danilova.

● Speakers:

  • Susanne Knoefel, Head of Non-Discrimination: LGBTIQ, Age, Horizontal Matters Unit, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, European Commission
  • Reingard Wagner, board member of the Dachverband Lesben und Alter (Lesbians and Aging Umbrella Association)
  • Alexa Santos, Board Member of Clube Safo, Portugal

● Discussion on intergenerational aspects of LBTQ rights, challenges, and progress.


2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Q&A Session and Closing Remarks

● Open floor for audience questions and comments.

● Summary of key takeaways and call to action.


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