YOUNG. LESBIAN. GAY. BI. TRANS.
Meet.
Chill.
DO.

People

You can meet young LGBT*I* in the together. You can already get to know some of the staff here. One of them is always on site during opening hours and is available as a contact person for all events, ideas, difficulties and personal questions. All of them have pedagogical background and take their confidentiality very seriously. They do not only want to support you – if necessary – but also to give you other thoughts, to promote fun and community.

Besides that, fortunately, they are very different!

ELISABETH Brachem

Sonderpädagogische Förderung (B.A.) / Soziale Nachhaltigkeit und demographischer Wandel (M.A.) (bei together seit 2022)
Zuständig für: together im Ruhrgebiet & Youthwork

Ich in drei Worten: leicht zu begeistern

Ich mag besonders: Spielen, Tanzen, Fahrrad fahren , Pommes, Musik machen, Wort – Witze

Ich mag gar nicht: Koriander und Gemeinheiten

Ich rede total gerne über: Pflanzen, Gefühle, Kochen, Blödsinn, Salsa und Superheld*innen- Serien

Was ich unbedingt mal machen möchte: Eine Fahrradtour durch Dänemark, besonders Kopenhagen

JOHANNES Jülich

M.A. Gender & Queer Studies(bei together seit 2022)
Zuständig für: Youthwork und together im Ruhrgebiet

Ich in drei Worten: Zirkusakrobat, Hobby-Philosoph, Perfektionist

Ich mag besonders: Akrobatik, Philosophieren und Medien

Ich mag gar nicht: Ballsport und Fremdenfeindlichkeit

Ich rede total gerne über: Filme, Serien und Psychologie

Was ich unbedingt mal machen möchte: Einen perfekten Chest-Stand (Akrobatik-Figur) beherrschen

JOEL Printz

Sozialarbeiter (bei together seit 2021)
Zuständig für: together im Ruhrgebiet

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CHRISTIAN Nabli

Soziale Arbeit B.A. / Gender & Diversity M.A. (bei together seit 2021)
Zuständig für: together am Niederrhein & Krefeld (Projekte & Beratung), Trans* Jugendarbeit

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PHILLIP Küper

Social work B.A. (at together since 2021)
Responsible for: together in the Ruhr area (projects & counseling), trans* youth work

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VERA van Oyen

Cultural educator & -manager B.A. (at together since 2020)
Responsible for: together in the Lower Rhine, girls*projects & counseling, public relations

Me in three words: self-confident, open to discussion, honest

I especially like: forest smell after a rain, flexibility in the head

I don’t like at all: selfishness

I really like talking about: penises and vulvas with police officers & law enforcement officers

What I really want to do one day: organize a small festival in my garden

TORSTEN Schrodt

Dipl. Social education, Dipl. Social work, Social management M.A., Mediator (at together since 1998)
Responsible for: Managing director, networking, PR-projects, counseling

Me in three words: direct, crazy, open

I especially like: self-confidence, contradiction, criticism & other ideas

I don’t like at all: stupidity, laziness, inconsistency

I really like talking about: politics, sexualities and similar craziness

What I absolutely want to do: if I knew, I would have done it already

LAURA Gildemeyer

Social work B.A. (at together since 2019)
Responsible for: together essen & mülheim, girls*projects & counseling

Me in three words: open, thoughtful, cordial

I especially like: sushi and cats, wind and rain

I don’t like at all: one-dimensionality, egoism & arrogance

I absolutely love to talk about: anything that is interesting;)

What I really want to do one day: work and survive in North America

BEN Mintrop

Social worker (at together since 2018)
Responsible for: together mülheim (trans*projects & counseling)

Me in three words: laughing, eating, chaos

I especially like: laughing people & music

I don’t like at all: intolerance & hatred

I really like to talk about: adventures & experiences

What I really want to do one day: travel the world

KAY Ruzicka

Social work B.A. (at together since 2020)
Responsible for: together in the Lower Rhine, LSBT*I* & escape/migration

Me in three words: full of life, crazy, close to nature

I especially like: dancing to good music, singing, cooking, hiking, cycling, honesty & appreciative, respectful interaction

I don’t like at all: bullying, stubborn selfishness… and marzipan

I really like talking about: food, holidays, music, oh yes and food

What I really want to do one day: a trip around the world by bike or on foot

RENÉ Kaiser

Philosophy, Politics, Economics B.A. / Gender, Sexuality, Society M.SC. (at together since 2016)
Responsible for: together in the Lower Rhine & Krefeld (projects & counseling), volunteering

Me in three words: glorious acts of self-sabotage

I especially like: sleeping late, the color blue, lemongrass, club mate, club ban

I don’t like at all: brussels sprouts and kohlrabi

I really like talking about: hermeneutic concepts of post-metaphysical philosophy, or what to eat

What I really want to do one day: drive from Lisbon to Singapore in a shabby VW bus