Ample room for diversity

To promote social safety and acceptance of the LGBT+ community in Amsterdam, we believe it is important to also hear the stories from their immediate surroundings. So that family, friends and acquaintances feel that their opinion is allright. The latter often creates room for more understanding.

Awareness in the surrroundings

In February 2019 we started a new program to create more awareness in the immediate surrounding of the LGBT+ community. In this project we collect common stories from the environment of LGBT+ people in Amsterdam New-West, which are then be presented around the summertime. At the same time, the Storytelling Centre also trains LGBT+ people in countries such as Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia in making their own stories.

LGBT +: Ample room for diversity


  • Greater sense of social security among young people and their surroundings who belong to a sexual minority
  • Contact between LGBT+ people and their (immediate) surroundings and increased mutual acceptance and understanding
  • Fighting prejudices around LGBT+ people
  • Participants can express themselves and be heard, with an increase in self-confidence and self-respect as a consequence
  • Development of self-reflection in the surroundings, by focusing on listening in addition to telling.


  • Stichting Storytelling Centre
  • Stadsdeel Amsterdam Nieuw-West
  • Stichting ART1

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