LBQ Connect is a global feminist program aiming at boosting the work and visibility of lesbian, bisexual, and queer activism around the world.
The program will strengthen LBQ movements and make a concrete difference in the lives of lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) women* by enhancing the capacity of LBQ activists, supporting the work of existing and new groups, collecting data and raising the visibility of LBQ issues and leaders.
As the forms of marginalization experienced by LBQ women are multifaceted, the program will use different strategies to strengthen the work of the LBQ movement.
* LBQ Connect refers to LBQ women as a term inclusive of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, both cisgender and trans, and all non-binary people on the gender spectrum who relate to a lesbian, bisexual, and/or queer identity.
That’s why LBQ Connect is composed of 4 main components which are strongly interconnected
Through LBQ Connect, activists will make LBQ issues and leaders stronger and more visible at international, regional and national levels. Participants will have the confidence, skills and experience to organize, build alliances, raise awareness, and advocate for laws, policies and resources to eliminate the inequalities and discrimination that affect LBQ women everyday. They will also have strong global and regional peer networks for sharing ideas and collaborating across borders.
In the long term, LBQ Connect will contribute to a stronger global LGBTIQ movement with diverse LBQ women in leadership and decision-making roles and LBQ issues and needs will be more central in the movement’s advocacy. LBQ women leaders will become more effective role models for future generations. Decision-makers in governments and international human rights mechanisms will be more aware of LBQ issues and needs and will become allies for the full equality of LBQ women.