Dutch municipality urges immigrants to accept homosexuality

The municipality of Zwolle is working on making homosexuality a discussable topic in immigrant circles. The municipality is working together with COC Zwolle (gay integration org) and five religious organizations for immigrants. The municipality wants to increase knowledge of homosexuality in immigrant circles, and thereby have both immigrants and professionals in Zwolle aware of the issue. The project, which will receive 75,000 euros from the state, also aims to expand professional expertise in informing immigrants about homosexuality. The municipality sees a role here for key figures in the immigrant community, religious organizations, self-organizations and social organizations.