The Queer Youth Stories:
Op-Ed Series in partnership with Openly

The image background resembles white notebook paper. The logo for The Queer Youth Dialogues is displayed in the top centre of the image.  The title text reads “The Queer Youth Stories: A series of Op-Eds authored by global LGBTIQ Youth”. Below this text the image displays the five partner logos for this series: ILGA World, Openly, the Global Queer Youth Network, the Office of the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, and the UN Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

The Queer Youth Dialogues constitute a year-long campaign which aim to build the capacity of global LGBTIQ youth led, focused, and organised movements, organisations, and groups. Aligned with this broad goal is the amplification of LGBTIQ youth voices through a variety of interdisciplinary, multimedia, and accessible methods.  We are thrilled to announce that our friends at Openly will publish a series of Op-Eds authored by participants of The Queer Youth Dialogues this spring. These articles will give LGBTIQ+ youth a global platform to share their stories, bring attention to issues in their region, and make calls for solidarity.


With a sustained commitment to platforming global LGBTIQ+ news, Openly is hosting this Op-Eds series on its website with the aim of bringing our stories to a global audience. Openly is a global digital platform delivering fair, accurate and impartial lgbt+ news to a world that isn’t. Powered by original coverage from the Thomson Reuters foundation, Openly also aggregates select lgbt+ news and authoritative reports from other sources, with the ambition of becoming the ultimate destination for trusted lgbt+ news and information from around the world.


This series of publications will amplify issues and opinions from a queer youth perspective, speak directly to the experiences of youth voices on the ground in activist activity, and explore the future of our collective ongoing fight for equality.

If you are interested in getting involved, check out the information below!

How to take part:

We currently have publications scheduled for several months but you can still sign up to take part as the Queer Youth Dialogues Continue. This is an opportunity that is advertised in our private Signal Group and via our dedicated mailing list.


If you are interested in this or similar opportunities to activate your LGBTIQ activism on a global scale sign up below to take part!

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  • Guaranteed entry to limited capacity sessions

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  • Opportunities to lead sessions, input as a speaker, and more.