What we do

ELLA Global Community works to create greater visibility of lesbian, bisexual and trans women, to enable them to identify and promote their specific needs and provide a platform through which they can feel empowered, strengthen their community, and raise awareness about their identity and challenges faced as a result of discrimination and inequality.

ELLA Global Community strives  to promote visibility and empowerment by providing positive references  of successful lesbian women to our community. To this end we host the ELLA Talks, an event that offers a series of live presentations featuring leaders, experts and entrepreneurs from a wide range of sectors including academia, civil society, politics and the private sector.

ELLA Global Community also has an online and offline community of lesbian, bisexual and trans women in several countries including Spain, Germany and Sweden, as well as Costa Rica. Managed by a network of Community managers, we host monthly meetings and workshops in collaboration with local initiatives on topics of interest to lesbian, bisexual and trans women, ranging from health to activism and culture.

The ELLA Festival is a celebration of the lesbian community, promoting its visibility and empowerment through the arts, music, debates and interactive workshops. The ELLA Festival will be expanding its horizons to Central America. We will be hosting the first editions of the ELLA International Lesbian Festival in Central America in Mexico in the UNESCO World Heritage town of San Miguel de Allende from 12 -16 March 2020, followed by the ELLA International Lesbian Festival in San José, Costa Rica from 24 – 26 April 2020.

ELLA Global Community takes part in and co-organises a wide range of events that strengthen the community and may promote visibility, as well as the rights and quality of life of lesbian, bisexual, and trans women. We also partner with the private sector for a select number of events, as we believe in the importance of economic empowerment of our community members.