LGBT*I* Lifeworlds

Schools, youth facilities and sports clubs are not safe places for young LGBT*I* or those who are thought to be! Students are often being cussed out in schoolyards, derogatory “jokes” usually go unchallenged and, especially when young people have the courage to come out, they often experience discrimination, bullying or social isolation. It is not uncommon that, already on a coming out for fear of such reactions, the commitment in the club drops or the school performance deteriorates rapidly.

SCHLAU counters prejudices against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans* and inter* in a constructive and committed way. The volunteer team members make an important contribution to acceptance and a better social climate through professional educational workshops. In personal encounters, the participants receive an authentic image of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, trans* and inter*. Through a variety of methods, they are supported in openly addressing and questioning clichés and fears.


SCHLAUe Workshops

The workshops are carried out by a young and committed team of volunteers. They have been prepared for this challenging task through qualification measures and are continuously accompanied by a pedagogical specialist.

Workshops take place on site or in one of our youth facilities in the cities of Essen, Gelsenkirchen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and in the districts of Wesel and Kleve. Appointments and individual preparation are made with the responsible teachers.


SCHLAU Ruhr & SCHLAU Kleve/Wesel
Friedrichstraße 20
45468 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Tel. 0208 12 59 21
Mobil 0179 614 56 98 (SCHLAU Ruhr - Benedikt Mintrop)
Mobil 0179 614 54 93 (SCHLAU Kleve/Wesel - Vera van Oyen)



For advice for specialists, institutions, independent organizations and municipalities, we refer to the offers of the NRW expert advice "gerne anders!".