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Resources on Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQI Youth
The publication identifies the key health issues and concerns for LGBTQI youth, outlines the main approaches to addressing inequalities, and suggests recommendations for improving health and well-being and access to services. The publication has been written by LGBTQ youth, for LGBTQ youth and anyone interested in promoting health and wellbeing of LGBTQI young people.
Download pdf version here: Health and Wellbeing of LGBTQI Youth
The publication also comes with a supporting summary poster, which can be downloaded here: LGBTQ youth Health and Wellbeing info poster
Report of the first stage of the ‘Equally Healthy’ research, which aims to gain a better understanding of how issues of sexual orientation and gender identity are addressed within medical schools curriculum can be downloaded here: Equally Healthy Survey Report.
The Age Project Report
Report on intergenerational dialogue within the community
The joint ILGA-Europe / IGLYO – Age Project is an important initiative in raising awareness about how strands of identity – in particular sexual orientation, gender identity and age – interlock. As a result, at the core of this project is an underlying conviction of the importance of and need for a ‘multiplicity of identity’ approach. The Age Project also represents a further example of the fruitful collaboration between ILGA-Europe and IGLYO and is an important step in furthering IGLYO’s work.
LGBTQ-inclusive Education Guidelines
Everyone has the right to education.
Article 26, Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)
In Spring 2007, IGLYO and OBESSU gathered 30 school student and LGBTQ activists to reflect over access to education. The Social Exclusion (below) report showed it: in Europe, 61% of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are discriminated against at school. We know that for sure and now, we also know how to start working on it!
- No-one is better placed than us, young people, to know what it’s like.
- No-one is better placed than us, young people, to express our problems.
- No-one is better placed than us, young people, to state what the solutions are.
These guidelines are the only resource to fight homophobia in education produced by young people themselves. They are the result of an intense week of reflection over the question: How can we make schools in Europe more welcoming for 10% of their students the invisible minorities, the sexual minorities?
They lay down, in 10 concrete points, what can be done in schools to tackle discrimination, and make schools a better place for human rights for minorities and majorities, students and staff, young people and adults alike.
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LGBT Social Exclusion
Social exclusion of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Europe
Young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people across Europe face discrimination and exclusion in their everyday life. They experience estrangement from family, bullying and marginalisation at school, which can lead to such problems as underachievement and school drop-out, low self-esteem and mental ill-health. These in turn have a negative impact on the capacity of young LGBT people to manage the transition from school to work and to become confident and independent adults who can contribute to society.
This joint report by IGLYO and ILGA-Europe is a response to the need to bring attention to the social exclusion of young LGBT people in Europe and to put the issue on the agenda of national and European policy-makers.
This publication highlights the effect that discrimination on the ground of sexual orientation and gender identity has on young LGBT people’s capacity to be socially included and to become active citizens.
It also raises awareness about the multiple forms of discrimination that interact to put young LGBT people at a particular disadvantage and risk of exclusion.