Space for Organisations
Barcelona LGBTI Centre aspires to become a reference for the city’s leading LGBTI associations and organisations. Some of these organisations have installed their headquarters at the Centre, while others occasionally organise activities there or make sporadic use of its facilities to provide some of their services.
Association of LGBTI Families
Established in 2001, the Association of LGBTI Families (FLG) promotes the normalisation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex families in all spheres of society. Its goal is to help achieve full equality in the rights and duties of families and their children. The Association also provides assistance, information, training, empowerment, and mutual support among all members, enabling children to enjoy spaces of freedom and tools to help them see their family’s reality as a value in terms of dignity. The FLG also provides training in family diversity aimed at schools.
More information: www.familieslg.org
Association of Parents of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transsexuals (AMPGIL)
This Association was founded in 1994 by a group of mothers who wanted to understand their children’s reality better and to support them in the fight against discrimination. Since then, the organisation has implemented a wide-ranging programme of activities focused on awareness-raising, support and promotion aimed at families with gay, lesbian, bisexual, heterosexual and transsexual children. The Association also supports educational activities aimed at children, teenagers, workers and society in general in order to promote respect for diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity.
More information: www.ampgil.org
Founded in 1976, Casal Lambda is a non-profit association whose mission is to normalise homosexuality. The association provides LGBTI people with a place for meeting and advice. Among other activities, Casal Lambda performs important work in the field of social projection and organises regular awareness-raising initiatives aimed at different social stakeholders.
More information: www.lambda.cat
Established in 1994, the Gais Positius association pursues the mission of raising the profile and normalising seropositive gay people, both in society and general and among the LGBTI community.
To do so, the association promotes support, organises activities and provides services that contribute to improving the quality of life of seropositive homosexuals, their increasing social normalisation and non-discrimination of their rights.
Gais Positius was first mutual support association in Spain, and continues to be the only organisation in the entire State that is managed wholly by gay and bisexual men who live with HIV or Aids.
More information: www.gaispositius.org
The Observatory Against Homophobia
The Observatory Against Homophobia (Observatori contra l’Homofòbia) is engaged in designing and implementing a permanent system to monitor discrimination and homophobia, biphobia, transphobia, etc., in the different spheres where it may be found.
The facilities at the Observatory include a Care and Advisory Service for Victims, and a Complaints Office. The Observatory also provides training aimed at local authorities, schools and other organisations on such issues as the content of the law against homophobia, bullying, LGBTI rights, procedures for lodging complaints, affective and sexual diversity, etc. A team of experts also provides guidance in the fields of psychology, law, social education and sociology.
More information: www.och.cat
Ahora Dónde-Le Refuge
Ahora Dónde-Le Refuge supports young LGBTQ people who are rejected by their families. It offers a team of specialised mediators to help improve the family situation and it also provides emotional, occupational and educational advice.
Besides, the organisation aids young LGBTQ people experiencing homelessness, from whom there is still not enough information. In order to do so, it leads a group of host people and families to make sure they have a safe place. Formed in 2018, Ahora Dónde is a founding member of Fédération Européenne des Refuge, a network of similar NGOs already present in France, Italy, Belgium and Switzerland.
More information: www.ahoradonde.org