Global Greens LGBT+ Network responds to Northern Irish election. The Northern Irish election results contain some hope and some disappointment.
Queer Greens Victoria, in Australia, are taking part in their Pride march on Sunday the 29th of January, from 12:30–16:30 (UTC+11).
Meeting at Corner of Fitzroy St & Lakside Dr in Victoria, they’ll be taking part in the parade under the Queer Greens Victoria banner, with Australian Greens LGBTIQ Spokesperson, Senator Janet Rice, and other elected representatives. After the parade, they will be having a BYO picnic.
They invite people who are young and old, whether you are a Green member or supporter, LGBTIQ or an ally, to wear green and join them at Pride.
(Featured photo source: Queer Greens Victoria)
We’re pleased to announce progress on our Launch Event taking place at the #Greens2017 Congress in Liverpool, England.
The event will be taking place from 6.30pm until 8pm on Saturday the 1st of April, at the Congress venue. Anyone wishing to attend must have a Congress ticket, these are available at https://greens2017.org/
We’ve put together a dedicated Launch Event page at; http://greenslgbt.net/congress/launch-event/ that will have all the up-to-date information on it. So keep an eye there for updates!
We’d like to thank Keli Yen, Morgan Henley, and Louisa Greenbaum for all of their work in putting together Congress, and we’re excited to come!
There are no words. Today is a truly devastating day, for LGBTIQA+ people, for Women, for people of colour, for a tolerant and equal world.
It’s more urgent than ever that those who believe in equality, justice and securing our global future unite for the common good.
We must organise like never before.
It’s ok to be scared, but let’s use this fear to organise and unite, to come together, to fight for the common good, for a world where we can be free and equal.
This isn’t an episode of Black Mirror, this is very real, and this is happening, so we fight back. We are proud to be a part of the LGBTIQA+ community, we’re a community that has had to fight for our rights, that has faced so much adversity, that still faces discrimination and bullying, and in some places even death, we have fought through, we will fight through. This is not the end, and we will stand proud, for our community, for those in the closet, and for our allies.
Aimee Challenor, and Sean Mulcahy,
Interim Co-Convenors, Global Greens LGBT+ Network.
With our Elections taking place at the Global Greens Congress in 2017, it’s important to have two coordinators to do some initial set-up and preparation for the launch at Congress. Therefore our two coordinators are;
Aimee Challenor, Green Party of England and Wales,
Sean Mulcahy, Australian Greens,
Both Aimee and Sean have experience in working on LGBT+ groups within their local Green Parties.
Aimee is the current Equalities (LGBTIQA+) Spokesperson for the Green Party of England and Wales, and Sean helped in the setting up of Queer Greens Victoria. Together they are committed to working hard to establish the Global Greens LGBT+ Network so that LGBT+ groups in Green Parties across the world can come together and support each other.
We will be holding our elections at the Global Greens Congress 2017; all roles listed on our People page will be up for election. All roles require you to be a member of a Green Party and the Regional roles require you to be a member of a Green Party in that region.