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Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum 2024

Following the successful inaugural Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in 2023, the Filipino LGBT Europe Foundation is proud to announce that this year’s forum is set to take place in Vienna, Austria in cooperation with Vienna Pride.

The Filipino LGBTQIA+ Forum 2024 will include empowered and dedicated Filipinos who are active in LGBTQIA+ advocacy work from diverse backgrounds and expertise. 

The Forum aims to provide a safe and collaborative platform for Filipino persons in Europe to connect, share, and learn from each other. We hope that the Forum will inspire and empower participants to contribute in making positive changes in society.

During the Forum, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other migrant communities who may have experienced similar challenges and discriminations of being migrant in Europe. It will be the ideal platform for the community to engage as well as to create a formal network of support.

The organisation

Event Schedule

The Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum will be in Vienna, Austria from 6th to 8th June 2024.

Thu, 6 June 2024

Day 1: Meet & Greet

Vienna LGBTQIA+ Tour (To be confirmed)
Tour with Andreas Brunner

Welcome Drinks 5:00 – 8:00pm
Rooftop, 25hours Hotel Vienna
MuseumQuartier
Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3
1070 Vienna, Austria

Fri, 7 June 2024

Day 2:  Town Hall Meeting & Reception

Rainbow Movement in Asia 9:00-11:00am (To be confirmed)
Nordbuffet Room
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus Wien)
Vienna, Austria

Town Hall Meeting 11:00-12:00pm
Nordbuffet Room
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus Wien)
Vienna, Austria

Visit to the Austrian Parliament 2:00-3:00pm
Meeting with Intergroup of Austrian Parliament
Austrian Parliament
Vienna, Austria

Reception 6:30-8:00pm
Festsaal
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus Wien)
Vienna, Austria

Sat, 8 June 2024

Day 3: Rainbow Parade

Filipino LGBT Europe joins Vienna Pride Rainbow Parade 
Time:
12:00 pm start

Note: We will use English and Filipino languages as medium of communication during the forum.
Please kindly let us know if you need translations in order to attend or participate. 

Social Events

Vienna LGBTQIA+ Tour with Andreas Brunner

Thu, 6 June 2024

Vienna LGBTQIA Tour – TBC
Tour with Andreas Brunner

Andreas Brunner is Co-Director of QWIEN (Center for Queer History), curator (Sex in Wien, 2016 at Wienmuseum), researcher, and city guide. He has published numerous publications on queer history in Vienna from the 19th to twenty-first century, including queer life and activism in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna and in the 1920s, the persecution between 1938 and 1945, and the early history of AIDS in Austria.

Note: Limited spots available, please register early.

Meet & Greet – Rooftop Drinks

Thu, 6 June 2024

Welcome Drinks 5:00 – 8:00pm
Rooftop, 25hours Hotel Vienna
MuseumQuartier
Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3
1070 Vienna, Austria

Forum Events

Rainbow Movement in Asia

Friday, 7 June 2024
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
Nordbuffet, Rathaus Wien

Talk | Q&A :
Dr. Brenda Alegre

Sciences Po (Institut d’études politiques de Paris)
University of Hong Kong

Town Hall Meeting

Philippine Situationer Session

Discussion about the newly created Department of Migrant Workers and Special Committee on Filipino LGBTQIA+ Affairs and its meaning and effect to Filipino Migrant community.

Friday, 7 June 2024
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nordbuffet, Rathaus Wien

Panel Discussion | Q&A :
Usec. Py Caunan – TBC
Director Dindi Tan – TBC

Visit & Meeting at the Austrian Parliament 

Visit to the Austrian Parliament 
Hosted by Dr. Ewa Ernst-Dziedzic, Member of Austrian National Council

Meeting with Intergroup of Austrian Parliament
Time:
2:00-3:00pm
Vienna, Austria

(Note: Last day to register to participate 28 May 2024)

Reception hosted by the Mayor of Vienna

Friday, 7 June 2024
Time: 18:30 – 20:00
Festsaal, Rathaus Wien

Speakers:
TBC

Vienna Pride Walk – The Rainbow Parade

Filipino – Austrian Community calling for the passage of the SOGIE EQUALITY BILL in the Philippines

The Filipino-Austrian Community joined the Rainbow Parade in Vienna Pride to call for the passage of SOGIE (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression ) Equality Bill in the Philippines on Saturday, 17 June 2023.

Head of the Vienna Pride organisation Katharina Kacerovsky-Strobl and Filipino LGBT Europe chair Chris Sta Brigida Kopp led the Filipino-Austrian LGBTQIA+ community as they marched in front of the Vienna City Hall and the Austrian parliament. They were joined by Filipino-Austrian LGBT families, parents of LGBT community members, friends and allies.

“We are here today in Vienna to call the attention of the Philippine government. The SOGIE bill is the longest running bill under the Senate and Congress, for over 20 years. It’s time for the bill to be passed. It would give legal protection at work, secure access to education and health care and prohibit discrimination on the basis of one’s sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression. It’s time to pass the bill now” Sta Brigida Kopp said.

“We do not want acceptance, we want our rights!” added Luna Obcial⁩ during an interview with a radio station (RadioWien) in Vienna.

More than 300,000 people from various groups, organisations and spectators joined the annual parade.

Register to Participate

Registration to the Filipino-European LGBTQIA+ Advocates Forum 2024

Please kindly let us know if you are interested to join us. 

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