Beyond Borders – Sharing knowledge and strategies on improving support and social inclusion for the culturally diverse LGBT people living in Europe is a long term (2-year) project which aims to develop adult educational strategies for the social inclusion of LGBT people from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds (including migrants) and enables LGBT advocacy providers to exchange knowledge with migrant support organizations about issues of racism, homophobia, transphobia, intersectional discrimination and social exclusion.
In this Grundtvig project six European organizations cooperate to strengthen their capacities in network building across socially excluded groups, sharing learning, awareness training and argumentation skills against racism, homophobia, transphobia and intersectional discrimination in their communities. The partners take turns in hosting working meetings at which activists (staff and volunteers) from each of the participating organizations come together to exchange good practice examples of multi-strand and intersectional equality work and network with local LGBT, race and migrant organizations. This provides a unique opportunity for organizations that promote equality for different marginalized groups to learn from each other and more effectively promote equality for all of their target groups (including those with complex identities that fall into more than one marginalized group e.g. Muslim Lesbian).
As a result of this project a multilingual best practice blog for LGBT activists is developed, with a focus on advocating strategies for combating racism, transphobia, homophobia and intersectional discrimination.
“Beyond Borders” provides educational opportunities for adults with complex minority identities to get together and discuss the concerns and issues faced by minority ethnic LGBT people living in Europe within different cultural contexts, and the need to celebrate the diversity of all our communities.
The partner organizations in this project are: CGIL Roma e Lazio-Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (Italy), Lithuanian Gay League (Lithuania), Equality Network (UK), Diskursiv (Austria), Stowarzyszenie Lambda Warszawa (Poland), and Schwulenberratung Berlin gGmbH (Germany).