This part of the website is about what everyone can do so that the diversity of gender and sexual identities is visible and respected and recognized in our society. We have put together information and tips that are intended to encourage * queer * thinking more consciously, to pass this on and to react to discriminatory behavior.
What can I do?
In everyday life, at school or university, at work, with friends or family - there are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans *, intersex and queer people everywhere. But treating them respectfully is unfortunately not yet a matter of course.
To make it easier for you to deal with queer people, we have put together some tips and options for action.
We'll show you what you can do to ...
... queer people, relationships and life plans in everyday life support and respond to discrimination.
…a safe haven ("safe space") to create where queer people feel they are in good hands and valued and, when they need to talk, have someone to whom they can confide.
... to derogatory statements and discriminatory behavior within groups to react.
In the voluntary AFS work
In 2011, AFS Germany expanded its policy statement in order to consciously counteract discrimination based on sexual identity. The success of its implementation lies with all volunteers and full-time employees in the association.
We would like to see prejudices against people with a different sexual identity broken down, especially in intercultural exchange, and to react to open discrimination. We do this by talking about sexuality, recognizing and accepting personal limits and ultimately tolerating the diversity of life in Germany or even seeing it as an enrichment.
On the website AFSer.de of the volunteers and full-time employees at AFS, all QueerTausch documents that can be useful for your work are stored in the download area.
the Queer game collection contains, for example, methods and games for all areas of program work. Regardless of whether it is preparation or half-time camp in the student program or voluntary service.