On 5 June 2020, ILGA-Europe organised a webinar on how to continue reaching out to LGBTI during COVID-19 crisis.
LGBTI organisations and groups across Europe and Central Asia have experienced different challenges during lockdown. In some countries there were more restrictive measures put in place, in others lockdown was somewhat relaxed. Nevertheless, social distancing has been a universal approach in fighting against COVID-19 globally. LGBTI organisations and activists have exercised various approaches in continuing their activism despite the crisis.
In this episode of our series of community organising webinars, we shared stories of how activists maintained their outreach work during lockdown and social distancing requirements across Europe and Central Asia.
What have we learned in supporting our communities as the crisis continues to persist?
The following activists reflected on peculiarities of outreach to LGBTI communities during pandemic:
- Xheni Karaj from Aleanca LGBT, Albania
- Farkhad Musazov from Kyrgyz Indigo, Kyrgyzstan
- Jan-Willem de Bruin from COC Netherlands
Find out more about ILGA-Europe plan to support LGBTI movement during COVID-19: ilga-europe.org/covid19
Read our blog post reporting the first episode of the community organising webinar series about LGBTI community organising: medium.com/@ilga_europe/covid-19-keeping-lgbti-communities-together-c534b452456
If you missed the webinar ‘Organising online Prides during COVID-19’, you can now watch the recording: vimeo.com/436015738