Many LGBTIQ+ Africans face discrimination, violence, persecution, stigma and exclusion on a daily basis – from family members, employers, places of worship and the society at large. These forms of hostility tend to take a negative toil on the physical, social and mental health and wellbeing of the LGBTIQ+ population.
However, discrimination and hostility towards LGBTIQ+ Africans are not restricted to the continent but can also be found within the Austrian LGBTIQ+ communities, in and around African LGBTIQ+ communities in Austria and throughout various sectors such as employment, education and health care.
How can we create more awareness for the intersectionality of racism and homo-/bi-/transphobia? How can we… empower the fight for visibility and rights of LGBTIQ+ Africans? How can we join forces and work towards a supportive and inclusive society?
We are happy to host this event in cooperation with Afro Rainbow Austria — the first organisation established by and for African LGBTIQ+ in Austria.
→ Shams Asadi
[Human Rights Commissioner, City of Vienna]
→ Kojo Taylor
[Pan African Forum in Austria]
→ Faika El-Nagashi
[Member of the Vienna Provincial Parliament & City Council|
→ Henrie Dennis
[Founder Afro Rainbow Austria]
→ Simon Inou
[Publisher Fresh — Black Austrian Lifestyle Magazine]
→ Negede Gebremeskel
[Intersectional LGBTIQ rights activist from Ethiopia]
Please join us for refreshments & networking after the event!
When: Friday, 18 May 2018 (Doors 6pm / Event 6:30pm)
Where: Wappensaal, Vienna City Hall
(Rathaus, Lichtenfelsgasse 2)
Please register your attendance at [email protected]
Print this page and present it as invitation at the entrance to the City Hall!