Who is the team of Gerede e.V. and what does it stand for?


We live in a patriarchal and heteronormative society. People who do not conform to these structures are exposed to discrimination, exclusion, violence and/or persecution, among other things.

What for?

We want to overcome these conditions and thus make our part in a democratic coexistence possible. We show solidarity with the people who are currently confronted with social discrepancies.


The four pillars of encounter, counseling, education and culture can be found in our offer.

  • Encounter: We create and offer opportunities for getting to know each other as well as for exchange.
  • Counseling: We support with psychosocial counseling and professional expertise.
  • Education: We open and link spaces for reflection as well as for the expansion of knowledge and options for action.
  • Culture: We strengthen public visibility.

In addition, we work as an advocacy group to create social and political visibility, to point out deficits and injustices, and to generate participation, as well as better conditions.


We are a multi-professionally trained and interdisciplinary team of queer people.

For whom? With whom?

We advocate for the interests and concerns of people with sexual and/or gender diversity and multifaceted ways of loving and living.


Our approach is human rights-based, queer-feminist, and considers intersectionality. Appreciation and empowerment are fundamental for us.

In our encounters with our addressees, we attach great importance to offering safer spaces and to focusing on the respective needs and resources.

To ensure the quality of our work, we are in a constant process of reflection and networking.


We do not want to provide space for any form of discriminatory, inhuman and anti-democratic attitudes and behavior. We therefore reserve the right to make use of our domiciliary rights and to deny access to or exclude from our offers persons who belong to right-wing parties or organizations, who are associated with the right-wing scene, who make racist, nationalist, anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic, trans* and inter* hostile as well as classist, bodyist (lookism, ableism, ageism) statements. The same applies to persons who have already made such statements in the past.