Strong LGBTI communities
Strong communities start when front liners take action and bring individuals together. Communities start as small-scale social events and are often based on positive drivers: contact, entertainment or a shared interest. Creating a safe space is essential in starting communities.
How do we think this works? Here are a few of our assumptions:
“The context determines SOGIE (sexual orientation and gender identity and expression) issues; local LGBTI people know best how to discuss these issues” (Letter K in the graphic below)
“Becoming part of a community provides people with social support networks and coping mechanisms” (Letter L in the graphic below)