An introduction to the Global Greens LGBT+ Network
There is a global correlation between Greens politics and higher rates of LGBT+ political representation and participation. For example, Green Parties in Europe have multiple elected transgender people.
However, this is both not universal and insufficient, and Greens national parties continue to have problems with under-representation of LGBT+ people in publicly elected positions, as well as within internal positions in the parties. There has been no systematic research on LGBT+ equity amongst Greens parties to date.
The Global Greens LGBT+ Network will aim to facilitate better understanding and action in LGBT+ people’s equal participation in political and party structures and activities; and empowerment of LGBT+ people as agents of political, environmental and social change.
We will do this by sharing existing skills, knowledge and resources; running training, mentorship and educational programmes; supporting individuals in their work; campaigning to raise awareness of these issues on a broader level, and conducting research to better understand the issues and possible ways of alleviating them. The Global Greens LGBT+ Network will seek to work with all Greens members across the world, including parliamentarians, other publicly elected office holders, internal office holders, and general members.
When we use the term ‘LGBT+’ we mean this to include any minority Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, or Intersex Condition, including but not limited to; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Non-Binary, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Pansexual, Genderqueer, and Genderfluid.