Do the Right Thing: What works for the emancipation of LGBT’s?

For the past 25 years, the Dutch government has pursued an active policy with regard to the emancipation of lesbian women, gay men, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT’s). Over the years, a great number of interventions have been developed to empower this group and to increase social acceptance. One of the questions of the Movisie research project Do the Right Thing is to what extent different methods in the field of social acceptance of lesbian women, homosexual men, bisexuals and transgenders can be scientifically endorsed. Also investigated were the conditions that particular strategies need to meet to be successful. The focus was on four strategies: theatre and film, guessing games, knowledge sharing and dialogue meetings. These strategies or tools are segments of (often larger) LGBT interventions and mostly implemented at schools, geriatric centres, community centres and migrant organisations. An intervention or method often consists of a combination of strategies: for example, a theatre show followed by a dialogue meeting where knowledge is shared.

Do the right thing is co-funded by the PROGRESS Programme of the European Union. This publication has been produced with the financial support of the PROGRESS Programme of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of Movisie and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Commission.

Authors: Hanneke Felten, Michelle Emmen, Saskia Keuzenkamp (Movisie). In cooperation with Judith Schuyf. Thanks to Vasco Lub, Henny Bos, Gerjo Kok, Freek Bucx
Publisher: Movisie
Year of publication: 2015
Download: Factsheet Do the Right Thing