“Building LGBTQ+ Communities in Germany and the United States” will build and deepen relationships between LGBTQ+ community representatives from Germany and the United States; increase understanding of shared struggles and successes in the past, present, and future; and foster expertise on LGBTQ+ issues in the transatlantic context through sharing organizational and policy best practices on both sides of the Atlantic. Participants represent the diverse, intersectional, and intergenerational LGBTQ+ community. Through policy briefs, articles, and multimedia presentations, this project will reach a wide audience in both countries, not only in the LGBTQ+ communities, but also among other minority groups, the general public, as well as policy makers, generating innovative cross-cultural results with great public and policy impact.
Given the advances in both countries, especially in recent years, as well as the continued, even heightened threats and challenges—and in light of the historical relationship between LGBTQ+ communities in the United States and Germany, it is a prime opportunity for an exchange program with study tours. AGI will bring together three cohorts with 14 participants each year (7 from Germany and 7 from the United States) to immerse themselves in various communities and policy making environments in both countries.
The focus will be threefold. First, looking to the past, the project will address how the history of the community is told and commemorated. Second, AGI will delve into the current status of LGBTQ+ individuals from policy, social, health and cultural perspectives. Finally, the project will look to the future, to identify where further advancement is necessary and how additional progress could come about.
Program Year 2023-2024
November 14-19, 2023: Orlando, Florida
April 16-21, 2024: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
For questions about this project, please contact Susanne Dieper, Director of Programs and Grants, at email@example.com.
This program is generously funded by the Transatlantik-Programm der Bundesrepublik Deutschland aus Mitteln des European Recovery Program (ERP) des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz(BMWK) (Transatlantic Program of the Federal Republic of Germany with Funds through the European Recovery Program (ERP) of the Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action (BMWK)) and the AGI Harry & Helen Gray Humanities Program.