Back to Top
Thursday 17 Aug
85952 users - now online: 1558 people
85952 users - now online: 1558 people login
FROM OUR EDITORS
Printer Friendly Page  
More cities frontrunner for LGBT emancipation

by Editorial Staff in History & Politics , 09 december 2011


On Wednesday the 5th of October Marja van Bijsterveldt, Minister of Education and coordinating minister of emancipation issues, has struck a deal with 22 municipalities on LGBT emancipation. They signed a so-called frontrunner contract with the ministry, in which they promised to present plans of action to improve their LGBT policy before the 1st of February 2012. The idea is to promote social acceptance, security and strength of LGBT individuals.

The minister offers 20.000 euro per municipality.

The new frontrunners are (amongst others) Delft, Eindhoven, Helmond, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Middelburg, Westland and Zoetermeer. ‘We focus on the issue of suicides amongst gay youth,’ says Anthonie van de Buuse of Middelburg.


‘The national statistics are alarming. There is a connection between suicides and suppression of homosexuality for religious reasons, so we can assume this is occurring in Zeeland.

We want to focus on education programs in schools and professionals in youth and health care need to be trained. They have to learn how to recognize signals and how to address the specific situations. We aim to work together closely with COC Zeeland.’

Minister Van Bijsterveldt aims to extend the number of frontrunner cities from the eighteen she inherited at the beginning of her term, to the fifty largest municipalities of the country. At the moment forty municipalities take part.

European cooperation

A cooperation was initiated with several European cities that have LGBT policies: so-called Rainbow Cities. The idea is to exchange experiences and ideas on policies and safeguarding progress. In 2013 an international meeting will be held for officials from several different European cities.





 







Topics:








In the New Issue of Gay News, 312, August 2017







Robert Mapplethorpe
Till Aug. 27 @ Kunsthal Rotterdam













More from History & Politics
More from Gay News- issue 243
More by Editorial Staff





Mister B


Leather, rubber, tattoo & piercing

learn more |visit


Bronx


Well known gay shop

learn more |visit















bottom image




Entire © & ® 1995/2017 Gay International Press & Foundation G Media, Amsterdam. All rights reserved.
Gay News ® is a registered Trademark. © articles Gay News; duplication forbidden. Inclusion only allowed after written approval of the publisher, with clear source mentioning gay-news.com. Articles used by third parties will be invoiced and cashed where necessary. Gay News | ISSN: 2214-7640 | ISBN 8717953072009 | Wikipedia.
Follow Gay News:
Twitter Issuu
RSS (dutch) RSS Editors (dutch) self-employed Escortboys

CMI
Contact us
Subscribe
Advertising






© 1995/2017 Gay News ®, GIP/ St. G Media