December 21, 2015

Call For Personal Experiences of Homophobic & Transphobic Bullying


Deadline: 29th February 2016

IGLYO has been invited to be part of UNESCO’s global event on homophobic and transphobic bullying in May 2016. It will be a unique opportunity to present the issues faced by LGBTQI young people in education to decision makers from around the world. IGLYO is looking for your personal experiences of homophobic and transphobic bullying in school to create a short film and photo exhibition to present at the event. We want to show the faces and tell the stories of the individuals behind the statistics.


There are two ways to get involved:

  1. Create a short filming the interview questions below
  2. Send a high quality photo and some quotes about your experience

IGLYO especially welcomes entries from young people outside of Europe.


  1. Film Interview

We would like people who have been affected by bullying to answer as many of the following questions as possible (Feel free to leave out any ones you would rather not answer). You can either answer the questions by filming yourself or sending us an email with a photo and written answers. Please remember to send a high quality photo of your face too.

  1. Tell us your name, age, country of residence, gender identity and sexual orientation.
  2. Tell us about your overall experiences of school?
  3. What is your experience of bullying in school (either directly or witnessed)?
  4. What were the immediate/longer term impacts?
  5. Final message about how it should be for LGBTQI young people in school


Filming Guide

Please follow the photo guide below around framing yourself:

photo guide


2. Photo and Quote

Don’t have time to answer all the questions? Just send us a high quality photo of your face and one or two sentences about your experiences of bullying.


IGLYO will attempt to use as many interviews as possible, but cannot promise that everyone’s submission will feature in the final film due to the very strict time restrictions.

The closing date for submissions is 29th February 2016. Please send all submissions to us here. If the file is too large to send by email, you can send via

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