Experimental Rainbow Meeting in English - 20 Mar 2018 (Nicosia)


20 Mar 2018 18:30
→ 20 Mar 2018 20:30
Accept - LGBT Cyprus
NGO-Support Centre
Ezekia Papaioannou 27 - Nicosia
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Accept LGBT Cyprus is now organising new Experimental Rainbow Meetings every third Tuesday of the month at 18:30, at the premises of the NGO Support Centre, Ezekia Papaioannou 27, 1075 Nicosia

The Experimental Rainbow Meeting for February 2018 shall be an English-speaking Meeting hoping to bring together LGBTI communities from across the island in a language-neutral space, including locals, immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, visitors and whoever wants to join and share their experience

All coordinators are volunteers with previous experience in group coordination and familiar with LGBTI issues.

*Please respect the arrival time.

RAINBOW MEETINGS

The main purpose is to give the opportunity to LGBTI people, their friends & allies, to discuss in a safe and confidential environment, various LGBTI issues they have to deal with (eg coming out).

The Rainbow Meetings are coordinated by one or two volunteers who make sure that the discussion remains in the appropriate context and ensure that all participants feel comfortable and safe within the group.

Entrance is free (no pre-booking is requested), real names are not required and you do not have to be a member of any organisation in order to attend.

At a Rainbow Meeting you can meet new people, make new friends and see how other LGBTI people deal with similar issues that may also concern you.

TEAM RULES

1. The Rainbow Meetings are confidential. Anything said in the group stays in the group. Outside of the meeting, you can not refer the content of the meeting, to the people participating in the group, nor mention details that characterize individuals participating in the group.

2. Each person gives a name by which they wish to be called by the group members.

3. Speaking during the meeting is not compulsory if you do not feel like it. You can just follow the conversation.

4. We show respect to all members of the group.

• Allow the person to complete what they are saying before expressing our own opinion.

• Each person has the right to their own opinion. If you disagree, you will have the opportunity to express your own arguments.

• We communicate without using any form of violence (verbal, psychological, physical).

• Do not intimidate people by disagreeing with the person who expressed an opinion different to yours. We would rather you refer to “what has been said”, instead.

5. Each participant speaks based on their own experience without generalizing and without sharing details reported by any other person.

6. Mobile phones are on 'silent mode' to avoid distractions.

7. Minors who want to participate must present a signed parental/tutelary consent form (please e-mail info@acceptcy.org to ask for a parental consent form in electronic format)

++ There is a list of referrals for individuals who require assistance / support. Please contact info@acceptcy.org to receive the list electronically in PDF format ++



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