Different in more ways than one
Here you will find the manual “Different in More Ways Than One: Providing Guidance for Teenagers on Their Way to Identity, Sexuality and Respect” which was made in 2004 by a European project-team called “TRIANGLE” (Transfer of Information to Combat Discrimination Against Gays and Lesbians in Europe), consisting of representatives from five countries. The team set out to develop a manual for educators and counsellors on how to deal with lesbian, bisexual and gay issues in multicultural contexts.
Heterosexism and homophobia can be a real problem for young people, not only for those who experience lesbian, bisexual and gay feelings themselves, but for their heterosexual peers as well. In counselling and education, it is extremely important to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which young people can explore their emotions and make their own decisions on the way they choose to live.
On this page you will find the manual itself and some information about the “TRIANGLE” team.
More information on this project
A European effort
This project was financed by the European Union with funding from the Action Programme to Combat Discrimination. We would like to thank the EU for making it possible to create this manual, which is in itself a good example of true European collaboration and will we hope, provide an example of good practice of combating discrimination as well.
The project team and the process
The manual was developed by the “TRIANGLE” project team, made up of representatives from five countries:
Dr. Pascal Belling (Ministerium für Gesundheit, Soziales, Frauen und Familie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, project director)
Flora Bolter (ProChoix)
Peter Dankmeijer (Empowerment Lifestyle Services, now GALE)
Martin Enders (SchLAu NRW)
Margherita Graglia (Arcigay)
Karen Kraan (Schorerstichting)
Dr. Stefan Timmermanns (SchLAu NRW, project coordinator)
Wolfgang Wilhelm (Wiener Antidiskriminierungsstelle für gleichgeschlechtliche Lebensweisen).
The short stories in every chapter have been written by the author and youth worker Adriana Stern. She already published “Hannah und die anderen” (Argument Verlag 2001) and “Pias Labyrint” (Argument Verlag 2003).
We did our best to raise the quality of this work as much as we could. We even carried out research to get objective feedback. Responsible for the research were Dr. Floor Bakker and Ine Vanwesenbeeck of Rutgers Nisso Groep.
This manual was developed in 2002-2004 by a transnational team, made up of GO and NGO representatives from five countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. This team was helped by a number of experts in national linkage boards and by a huge number of respondents who participated in the research.
If you have questions about the project, the manual or how to deal with lesbian, bisexual and gay issues in a multicultural context, do not hesitate to contact us.
Here are our addresses:
Arcigay - The Italian Gay Association
Via Don Minzoni 18, I-40121 Bologna, Italy
Tel. +39 0 51/ 64 93 05 5, Fax +39 0 51/ 52 82 22 6
Empowerment Lifestyle Services (now GALE)
Vinkenstraat 116-a, NL-1013 JV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 316 53 862 958, Fax +31 (0)20/ 737 2959
Ministerium für Gesundheit, Soziales, Frauen und Familie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (Deutschland)
Fürstenwall 25, D-40219 Düsseldorf, Germany
177, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris, France
Tel. +33 (0)1 43 73 35 25
Rutgers Nisso Groep (now: Rutgers)
Oudenoord 176-178/ Postbus 9022
NL-3506 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 (0)30 23 13 43 1, Fax +31 (0)30 23 19 38 7
SchLAu NRW - Schwul Lesbische Aufklärung in Nordrhein-Westfalen
c/o Jugendnetzwerk Lambda NRW e.V.
Wilhelmstraße 67, D-52070 Aachen, Germany
Tel. +49 (0)2 41/ 160 355-15, Fax +49 (0)2 41/ 160 355-14
PO Box 15830, NL-1001 NH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 (0)20/ 57 39 44 4, Fax +31 (0)20/ 66 46 06 9
Wiener Antidiskriminierungsstelle für gleichgeschlechtliche Lebensweisen
Friedrich Schmidt Platz 3, A - 1082 Wien, Austria
Tel. +43 (1) 4000 81 44 9, Fax: +43 (1) 4000 99 81 44 1
Different in More Ways Than One:
Providing Guidance for Teenagers on Their Way to Identity, Sexuality and Respect
Editor: Ministerium für Gesundheit, Soziales, Frauen und Familie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, D - 40219 Düsseldorf
Authors: Pascal Belling, Flora Bolter, Peter Dankmeijer, Martin Enders, Margherita Graglia, Karen Kraan, Stefan Timmermanns, Wolfgang Wilhelm.
Stories: Adriana Stern.
Evaluation: Floor Bakker, Ine Vanwesenbeeck (Rutgers Nisso Groep).
Design: Giffhorn Design, Wuppertal
The copyright of all texts belongs to the editor. Duplication or re-printing, also partially, is only permitted if the source is mentioned.
Produced with the contribution of the European Community Action Programme to combat discrimination.
Düsseldorf, August 2004
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