Under the motto “Living Diversity”, the City of Nuremberg will launch an action plan addressing the concerns of lesbians, gays, bi*, trans*, inter persons and queer people (LSBTIQ). To be developed in a broad-based participation process with the community, the first step will be a digital workshop on the subject “Queer Youth” on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.
Nuremberg will be one of the few cities in Germany to develop such a municipal action plan, in cooperation with committed groups and citizens. A series of workshops and digital participation formats will take place in the course of this year: Which services are missing? What can the city improve? And where can it show more support? A total of ten thematic fields covering all phases of life will be looked at – from childhood and youth to family life and old age as well as health issues and protection against discrimination. Within a term of five years the collected and prioritised results will be compiled into a master plan “Queer Nuremberg” and presented for approval to the city council.
“In many areas of life, the perspectives of LGBTIQ are not taken sufficiently into account. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender and intersex people still experience discrimination, exclusion and stigmatisation. We want to actively counteract this, make diversity visible and enable equal participation in social life. The more who join in, the better,” emphasises Christine Burmann, Discrimination Officer in the Human Rights Office and Equality Office.
The participation process will start with the workshop on the topic of “Queer Youth” on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 6pm: Dr Claudia Krell from the German Youth Institute in Munich will begin by providing input from the studies “Queer Leisure” and “Coming Out with Hurdles” before opening the joint discussion on the development of concrete steps and measures.
A second digital workshop on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 at 7pm is dedicated to the topic of “Rainbow Families”. Both free workshops will take place digitally on MS Teams; prior registration is required with Christine Burmann, Nuremberg City Commissioner for Discrimination Issues, by email to email@example.com.
Further virtual workshops on the various topics will follow in the course of the year. Accompanying this, feedback and suggestions can also be given at any time by digital questionnaire from mid-May.
All current information and background information on the Master Plan and, from mid-May, also on the digital questionnaire can be found at www.lsbti.nuernberg.de.