As a request from the EU parliamentarian Nicolaus Fest (AfD) revealed, the European Union funded numerous projects on the subject of “queerness” last year. Various German LGBTQI organizations received tax money in the five to six-digit range to train seminar participants on a wide variety of community topics. These courses were held as part of the “Erasmus +” exchange programmes, where students from non-EU countries can study for a semester at a university in the European Union.
For example, a course provider that offers so-called “drag it up” seminars in Berlin was funded with 21,000 euros. There, participants between the ages of 18 and 30 are taught how to put on make-up and dress up as drag queens. Its website says it will encourage participants to wear makeup, wigs and high heels, as well as “other methods of blurring and exaggerating traditional binary gender roles.”
Another EU-sponsored event in Göttingen, Germany, was a week-long camp to educate and educate “trans*, inter*, non-binary and gender-balanced youth” about the lifestyle of the LGBTQI community – the organizers got 62,690 from the EU -feed pot. Another seminar was about “getting to know the queer scene in Berlin” and teaching the students “how to deal with toxic masculinity”.
In Spain and Slovenia, Erasmus+ also supports various Drag Queen and LGBTQ projects. The EU paid €24,597 to LGBTQ group Dragtivism for seminars in Barcelona and Girona, and €21,770 to Slovenia’s United with Pride project, which also involved drag acts.
The Spanish LGBTQ group “Dragtivism” has at least 400 followers – and received almost 25,000 euros in funding.