Global Queer Youth Network

Building Stronger Global LGBTIQ+ Youth Movements

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Amplifying Global LGBTIQ+ Youth Voices

The Global Queer Youth Network (GQYN) is an initiative which aims to create, facilitate, and maintain a global network of member organisations whose mandate is to further the rights, protections, and societal acceptance of LGBTIQ+ Young People across the world. The Network aims to strengthen global partnerships through resource development, networked communication on thematic issues relating to the rights of LGBTI+ Youth across the globe, and the facilitation of international events and interventions bringing queer youth issues and rights to the forefront.


What We Do

Centering LGBTIQ+ Youth Rights and Issues on Global Level

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Global Queer Youth Network Committee

The Network is comprised of membership from individuals who represent regional LGBTIQ organisations or groups  whose mandate is the furthering of global Youth LGBTIQ rights and protections. Membership is reliant on the organisation in question being Youth Focused, Youth Led, and Youth informed at every level.

Queer Youth Dialogues

The GQYN is excited to announce its events series "Queer Youth Dialogues", in partnership with ILGA World, the UN Youth Envoy, and the independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The Queer Youth Dialogues is a 12-month campaign to build a stronger global youth movement for LGBTIQ rights, with more resources, support, and power. The events will be held across two streams with four thematic areas of focus [Learn, Share, Plan, and Celebrate]. If you are interested and would like to take part, the process for nomination of participants is now open!

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“If I wait for someone else to validate my existence, it will mean that I'm shortchanging myself.”

– Zanele Muholi


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