Local support ‘s-Hertogenbosch / Oss

If you live in ‘s-Hertogenbosch or Oss and want local support, please feel free to send an e-mail to geertgk@cocnoordoostbrabant.nl.

Please note COC cannot offer legal, medical, mental or financial help. If needed, we refer to other organizations.

Platform Vrij!

Platform Vrij! is a new platform for LGBTQ+ people from foreign cultures, organized by COC Noordoost Brabant and Stichting Thuis in Oss. Platform Vrij aims to promote self-acceptance, gives support in meeting like-minded people and aims to create awareness of LGBTQ+ issues within different cultures.

Cocktail Eindhoven

Cocktail is a project for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) asylum seekers and refugees, organized by COC Eindhoven. For more information see their page: COCKTAIL EINDHOVEN.

Cocktail wants to help to improve the social climate for/and the safety of, LGBTI newcomers and migrants in the Netherlands. The LGBTI community is often discriminated or threatened in large parts of the world. In some countries they are imprisoned or even sentenced to death. Sometimes fleeing is their only option. They have to leave family and friends behind for an uncertain future in a strange country. In addition, the sexual orientation of LGBTI refugees is often not accepted or tolerated by their fellow newcomers in the refugee centers, just like in their country of origin. This can lead to severe forms of violence, isolation, and feelings of anxiety, or depression.

Cocktail wants to help to reduce the isolation that LGBTI Refugees and Asylum seekers are in, and to introduce them into the Dutch society and our LGBTI community in a fun and safe way.