Verein Vielfalt/„Club Diversity“

The Verein Vielfalt ("Club Diversity") is a non-profit, politically and denominationally independent association whose main focus is on the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, inter*, queer and other people (LGBTIQ). The Verein Vielfalt is active nationally and internationally and advocates a peaceful coexistence in our society.

 

Advice and support

We offer targeted and individual assistance on all topics that concern a sexuality or identity deviating from the heterosexual norm.

 

Initiatives and campaigns

In local and national campaigns, we work together with many other LGBTIQ-NGOs for a peaceful coexistence of people in our society. We actively support campaigns, initiatives and actions that stand for equality and equal rights for LGBTIQ people.

 

We consciously oppose hatred and violence - both online and offline - against LGBTIQ persons and launch corresponding initiatives. To support LGBTIQ people with experiences of hatred and violence, we have launched the Austria-wide initiative "STOP! Hate Crime & Speech Austria" (www.lgbt-hatecrime.at). As a member of the National No Hate Speech Committee Austria, the Austrian Network #GegenHassImNetz and the Civic Solidarity Platform (CSP) we cooperate in actions against hatred and violence and represent the interests of LGBTIQ persons in these committees.

 

Public relations - visibility in society

In our public relations, in advertisements and articles, in publications, readings, lectures and events, we strive to make LGBTIQ persons and rainbow families visible and demonstrate that they are an equal part of the reality of society and that they have to be respected and valued by society and Politik because

 

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood."