Sabaah is Arabic for “new day” or “new beginning”.
We are an organization that works to improve the conditions for LGBT+ people with an ethnic minority background.
You can become a member and/or make a donation to support our work
Sabaah was founded in April 2006 by a small general assembly. Back then, we were a smaller group of young people with a common goal to create a social community in which we could support each other in being who we were – that being minority ethnic LGBT+ people.
Sabaah originated from what was previously known as LBL (The National Association for Gays and Lesbians, now known as LGBT+ Denmark), because we lacked a space, where we could share experiences and solve the challenges that were unique for the members of Sabaah.
Our mission has stayed unchanged since 2006 – to improve the conditions for LGBT+ people with an ethnic minority background.
Since the beginning, Sabaah has taken part in changing the public discourse and has become much more than just a social community. We have grown and are now working with a broad range of cultural and political projects. Yet we don’t forget where we started, and we offer many incredible activities for you, who is an ethnic minority LGBT+ person.
About minority ethnic LGBT+ people
‘Minority ethnic’ refers to people with a different ethnicity than the majority in Denmark. As a result of being minoritized, they can experience discrimination and hate crimes for being racialized, wearing head scarves, having another religion or other identity markers.
LGBT+ stands for Lesbian, Gays, Bisexual and Trans people. It’s a term being used by people who don’t identify as heterosexual and/or with the gender they were assigned at birth. The plus includes, but is not excluded to, queer-, intersex-, non-binary- and asexual people.
The western world operates with a binary understanding of gender, with space for only two genders. In English, these are often referred to as AFAB (Assigned Female at Birth) and AMAB (Assigned Male at Birth). Sabaah works to create more space for multiple gender expressions and sexual identities
Please note that only this page on the website is in English. If you have further questions, you’re always more than welcome to send us an e-mail to email@example.com
Outreach is Sabaahs national educational program, primarily targeted towards 7-10th grade school levels, secondary educations and social and health workers.
Outreach has since 2006 facilitated workshops for children, youths, and adults all around Denmark. Our goal is to find solutions to the inequality minority ethnic LGBT+ people experience. We do this by identifying and challenging inequality-creating norms related to ethnicity, religion, gender and sexuality in collaboration with the participants.
The primary goals of Outreach are divided into two:
- Partly to provide children, youths, and adults tools to help them identify and challenge discrimination motivated by racism, homo-, bi-, and/or transphobia in the contexts, they participate in.
- To provide knowledge about minority ethnic LGBT+ people and thereby challenge the myths that surround this specific group. This could for example be myths about the ‘nonexistent LGBT+ people outside the West’ or myths about the incompatibility between being a Muslim and also an LGBT+ person. Myths that exist both in minority- and majority ethnic groups.