LGBTQI+ Migration Toolbox

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The Brussels-Capital Region and RainbowHouse Brussels have developed a toolbox that aims at creating safe(r) spaces for people with a migrant background who identify as LGBTQI+ people- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer, and inclusive of individuals with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, gender expressions and/or sex characteristics who use other terms or no terms to describe themselves. This toolbox has been developed to help bridge a gap between LGBTQI+ people with a migrant background in accessing frontline services.

The 4 sections of the toolbox have been developed for all frontline workers, especially those that have little time or resources at hand. RainbowHouse has structured the toolbox to be both informative and practical, opting to use accessible language and simple exercises that are accessible to everyone, regardless of their level of education. It will come fully equipped with an awareness-raising strategy, consisting of videos, flyers and a poster! 

The toolbox does not aim to achieve the impossible task of giving a foolproof recipe of how to act when meeting someone who combines a specific set of intersectional identities. It has chosen however, to focus on ways to adjust one’s attitude and behaviors to create a safe(r) environment, especially in multicultural contexts.

The toolbox contains 4 different sections: 

  • A training manual for frontline workers
  • Practical guidelines
  • Standard operating procedures (practical manual)
  • An awareness-raising strategy

This resource was developed as part of the IOM Equalcity project. Check their website to access it when it is released in November 2021.