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Dear friends,
 
Our newsletter for the month of March does not just arrive by coincidence on International Women's Day. We have been covering the actions around this special day, which actually shouldn't be a special day, on our social media channels all day. We shared several articles throughout the day, as well as official activities such as those of the JIF platform.

Rosa Lëtzebuerg is in its self-conception against any form of unequal treatment and therefore we as an organisation support those demands and would like to emphasise some of them here.

Now that we have had the " marriage for all" and the adoption reform for more than 5 years, it is of course now time to consistently adapt all legal regulations that are linked to these developments. For example, we point out the inequalities that still exist with regard to parental leave. Both parents should have the same right to this leave, in the best interests of the child. The Parentage Act, which is currently being discussed, must also take into account the reality of rainbow families, beyond the heteronormative family model.

We also point out the still existing social inequalities that women unfortunately still have in our society: this goes from differences in salaries to differently taxed everyday products.

We are also aware that women and trans people do not have the visibility they deserve in our own community. Rosa Lëtzebuerg also wants to work on this front and therefore invites all interested people to talk to us about adequate ways and support us in doing so.

We look forward to your feedback and support,

Enjoy reading and best regards,
the board of Rosa Lëtzebuerg

10.03 | CALL FOR ACTION:
THE EU AS AN "LGBTIQ FREEMDOM ZONE"

Read this article in german, french

For two years now, various municipalities and cities in Poland have been declaring themselves "LGBTIQ-free zones", thus further promoting a queer-hostile climate that has been steadily growing in recent years already. During the presidential elections last year, the then incumbent - and in the meantime re-elected - President Duda continued to push the boundaries of tolerance. Activists are being hindered in their work and the hostilities are taking on ever more dramatic forms.

But even though the EU Commission has reacted by cutting off funding to these municipalities and cities and international critics are growing stronger, this has so far had little influence on the political leaders on the ground. The fact that Commission President Von der Leyer strongly criticised this LGBTIQ-free zones in her #SOTEU last year and Equality Commissioner Dalli wants to counter the Polish government with an LGBTIQ action plan in last November is welcoming signe. It is to be hoped that further action will follow.

Another piece of the puzzle in a broad front against national queer-hostile tendencies is the resolution "LGBTIQ Freedom Zone", which will be voted on Wednesday. The LGBTI Intergroup, an association of queer EU parliamentarians chaired by Luxembourg's Marc Angel, is therefore calling on civil society to support the debates around this resolution between 8 and 10 March by posting rainbow-coloured posts on social media to create greater visibility. Please take part in this call and post a photo with a rainbow flag and the hashtag #LGBTIQFreedomZone on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

For more information, please visit the Intergroup website.

10.03 | ROSA AFTER WORK

Corona sucks! Do you want to meet other people again or just simply talk to someone? Do you have something on your mind? We care!

We are back from our winter break. And lo and behold: still a semi-lockdown! So mix yourself a nice cocktail or grab a glass of lemonade and let's hold our monthly #RosaAfterWork online.
Our Rosa After Work is inclusive, nevermind if you identify yourself as a member of the LGBTIQ+ Community or an ally, everyone is welcome!

When: Wednesday, 10.03.2021
Start: 19.00
Where: Facebook

16.02 | ILGA Europe Annual Review
Read this article in german, french

Every year at the beginning of the year, ILGA Europe publishes a report on the development of LGBTIQ+ rights over the past 12 months in Europe and Central Asia. On 16 February, ILGA Europe published this report for the 10th time and the outlook is not rosy, to say the least.

As you might expect, most of 2020 was dominated by the ubiquitous Covid 19 pandemic. This was reflected in a new section that aimed to describe the work of local LGBTIQ+ organisations during the pandemic. In addition, there are growing indications in many countries that more and more governments want to follow the examples of Poland and Hungary and restrict the rights of queer people. ILGA Europe notes that homophobic hate speech and crimes have increased enormously across Europe, both from official institutions and in the media.

Rosa Lëtzebuerg, as an ILGA member, is involved in the elaboration of the Annual Report and contributes every year the information on the Luxemburg chapter. The current report on the Luxemburg can be found on page 76 or on the info page. On the website of the Woxx magazine, the report has been summarised very clearly.

In the days leading up to IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transphobia) on 17 May, the ILGA Europe Rainbow Index is traditionally published. The work on its completion is currently underway. Here, too, we are involved as local contact persons for the transmission of our results.

>> the press release of ILGA Europe

WEBSHOP
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Looking for a new item to pimp your already (over the top) queer outfit? Many of you may know our Merchandise stand during the Luxembourg Pride. We have created a webshop so you can do your shopping without any waiting queues and it is also the perfect opportunity to support your local community! A Pride is heavily dependent on your support, so please show us your love and help Rosa Lëtzebuerg to survive these difficult times so that we can organise further events and other projects for you in the coming years.
 
Just head over to shop.queer.lu and have a look around our webshop! Don't wait too long, we have a few items on sale, so get them while you can!
 
 
A new year brings new challenges and we want to face up to them. As we did a year ago, we are launching a survey again this year. We would be grateful if you could take 10 minutes to answer our survey. The survey is anonymous.

We want to use the results to improve and expand our services and communication. At the same time, we want to know your attitude towards the local LGBTIQ+ community and how you are coping with the pandemic.

If anything has changed with you (address, membership status, etc.), we also invite you to update your membership information so that you can stay informed at all times. All information is evaluated exclusively by our treasurer.
 
You can find the survey in German, English and French.
The Link for updating
your Membership Information you can find  here:  rosa-letzebuerg.lu/members

Read this article in german, french

A LOOK BEYOND THE RIM OF THE TEACUP

SAVE THE DATE:

 
  • 10.03. | Rosa After Work!, 19.00 @Facebook
  • 20.03. | Tatta Tom liest vir!, 11.00 @Facebook
  • 25.03. | Netflix Party: The Prom, 20.00 @Online
  • 06.04. | Netflix Party: The Half of it, 20.00 @Online
  • 17.04. | Tatta Tom liest vir! 11.00 @Facebook
  • 03-11.07 | Luxembourg Pride Week 2021
  • 15-17.10 | Bear Pride Luxembourg 2021
 

Information:
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