LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Join our webinar on community organising for older LGBTI persons

We invite LGBTI organisations, groups and activists involved in community organising to participate in our webinar on ‘Community organising for older LGBTI persons’ on Friday, October 1 at 11 AM (CEST).


Reaching out to and supporting older LGBTI persons, while taking into consideration intersecting identities such as sexual orientations, gender and age is crucial for our movement. At this webinar you will have the opportunity to hear from a number of prominent LGBTI activists who have extensive experience in community organising with and for older LGBTI persons.

With growing number of people above the age of 60 in Europe, according to Eurostat there will be almost half a million centenarians in the EU by 2050. In Central Asian countries, UN DESA forecasts an increase of the average life expectancy from 60 to 70 in the next 30 years. As we continue raising awareness about diversity and intersectionality within LGBTI communities, which are increasingly becoming more and more visible across Europe and Central Asia, we also encourage recognition and inclusion of older LGBTI persons’ realities and experiences in LGBTI community organising. 

This session in the ILGA-Europe series of community organising webinars marks the International Day of Older Persons 2021, and will explore how LGBTI organisations and activists in our region integrate services and activities to include older LGBTI persons and better respond to their needs as part of their community organising efforts. The event will have simultaneous English<>Russian translation.

Joining us will be:

  • Alexei Marcicov (he/him), Leader of the Support Group for older gay men at GenderDoc Moldova, Co-founder of GenderDoc Moldova
  • Evien Tjabbes (she/her), Board Member of the European Central Asian Lesbian Community (EL*C), Formerly coordinator at ILIS (International Lesbian Information Service)
  • Carolina Brauckmann (she/her), Coordinator for the work with older LGBTI persons at the LGBT Counseling Centre Rubicon, Cologne, Germany, Board member of the Lesben und Altern Umbrella Organization in Germany
  • Marc Charles Wynn-Derksen (he/him) - Ambassador (volunteer) with Roze 50+, the Netherlands 

The webinar will take place on Zoom on October 1 at 11 AM CEST. If you would like to participate, please register here.

Learn more:

Would you like to watch the recordings of our previous webinars on community organising?  Please follow this link or contact ILGA-Europe Programmes Officer Nurbek Omurov:

To understand what LGBTI community organising is, you may register and learn more on our Online Learning Hub at:

To know more about our policy position on inclusion of older LGBTI persons, you may read ILGA-Europe submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the Green Paper on Ageing.