Merhaba (“Welcome in Arabic and Turkish) is a movement comprising women, men and trans-gender persons mainly with roots in the Magreb, the Middle East, Turkey and sub-Saharan Africa who feel attracted by persons of the same sex and/or question their own sexuality or gender identity.
Our aim is to promote the welfare, emancipation, social participation and acceptability of all LGBTQIs (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-gender, queer, questioning en intersex persons) from ethno-cultural minorities – irrespective of age, nationality, ethnic background, race, gender, faith, status, …
We do this on the one hand be offering easy access to the target groups (that is, to LGBTQIs from ethno-cultural minorities) and on the other hand by informing and raising awareness in the different groups or systems they are part of or come into contact with (in the ethno-cultural minorities, the traditional LGBTQI movement, the educational and social services and the broader population).
Merhaba also contributes to the inter-culturalisation of the LGBTQI movement, social assistance organizations and service organisations, education, society. With a multiple identity, Merhaba moves easily between reference frameworks and social groups. In this way it can enter into respectful dialogue with, and build bridges between, the different groups.
Les Treize-seize d’Alter Visio
RainbowHouse - Salle Lollepot - Rue de la Chaufferette 3
13:00 > 16:30
- Culture and leisure activities
- Identities and gender expression
- Education and youngsters