DIVERCITY: “Preventing and combating homo- and transphobia across Europe”
The EFJ GS Ricardo Gutiérrez will deliver a training on “Reporting LGBT” to local journalists in Sabadell (Spain).
LGBT people in the EU experience discrimination, harassment and violence in different areas of life. Homo- and transphobia in smaller and medium-sized cities has particular dynamics, as the access to resources for LGBT people may be more problematic due to the dimension of local agencies, the associative structure and the LGBT community. The DIVERCITY project intends to make a diagnosis of homo- and transphobia in six medium-sized cities in Europe, to exchange best practices within and between the cities, and to raise awareness on homo- and transphobia, in order to prevent and combat this social problem. The project hopes to reach out to many different levels of social life, including local governments, public services, civil society, the LBGT collective and the general public with a specific focus on young people in and beyond the involved cities.