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Dear visitors of our homepage,

On our website we present our offers. The use of this is voluntary. These are independent of gender, nationality, religious affiliation, world view and sexual identity at the same time.

If you agree with our rules and principles, you can get involved. If you actively oppose a diverse, free and humanistic society and act against the goals of our association, we renounce your help.

Voluntary participation is possible. This can be a small or a larger activity. In principle, this can be interrupted or terminated at any time. There are rights and duties for the honorary office. More extensive volunteer work will be discussed and documented in an introduction. Exact contents are to be clarified.

We are friendly to anyone seeking advice or help. We treat each other in the same friendly way. We respect each other and seek mutual understanding. Of course, we also expect respect from our visitors.

Everything that we experience during our engagement with people, we of course treat from the point of secrecy. Excluded here are legally prescribed situations.

We want to implement our offers as far as possible and with the highest possible commitment.


It started 25 years ago. Three people met in the socio-cultural education center. The result was the ROSA-LILA Café. The activities became more and more extensive over time.




Our offers have developed over decades. The focus is on consulting, education and our library. Furthermore, there are socio-cultural offers.


Sexual diversity is part of life. Representation of interests is important to us. We participate with representatives in the social life of the region.


Living the same sex or being transidentical is not considered a problem. Lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender people and others seeking help can have problems in special circumstances. We want to support with advice and professional help. We want to advise and educate people who have questions and concerns in their work or in their family.

The INITIATIVE ROSA-LILA is an association within the meaning of §§ 21 and 54 BGB. Founded in 1993 by an initiative of and for individual lesbians, gays and friends in Neubrandenburg. The purpose of the association is above all the promotion of education, youth welfare, culture, health protection, welfare.
The club has a statute. In this the basics of the association are recorded. The change is reserved to the general meeting. It makes important decisions at the request of the members and the board, e.g. through memberships in other associations, receives reports, elects board members, decides to include and exclude sponsorship members, and adopts the club budget and approves the financial statements. There are also, according to the statute, the possibility of a "library membership".

The board regulates all tasks not reserved for the general assembly. There is a managing board member for the implementation of the current business. The statutes regulate its tasks, its choice and its powers.
Since 2001 we have been a member of the state working group SOZIOKULTUR Mecklenburg-Vorpommern e.V., since 2005 homosexual self-help e.V. and since 1.4. 2011 in the Federal Association of the LSVD e.V.






Our consultants help:

  • people who have problems with their bisexuality, homosexuality or other sexuality,

  • teenagers who have orientation problems with their sexuality and / or seek help with their coming out,

  • parents, relatives, friends, colleagues of lesbians, gays, bisexuals


    In cooperation with other responsibles:

  • HIV, AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases

  • same-sex couples in conflict situations


    with a first interview and assistance in finding further help.


    Our consultation times:

  • Tuesday                                           9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

  • Wednesday                                      3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Thursday                                          9 a.m. to 12 a.m.

  • every 1st Monday of the month          2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • every 1st Saturday of the month      10 a.m. to 12 a.m.


    In addition, advice can also be arranged by appointment. It is possible to use advice by e-mail and telephone. In a first conversation the concern and the further procedure are discussed.


    We are a team of qualified social education workers. We advise confidentially, anonymously, and clients centered. We cooperate with other counseling centers in Neubrandenburg, in the district and in the state of MV on specific topics.


    We are:

  • Iris Arndt, qualified social education worker (UAS) and sexeducator,

    Mrs. Arndt can be reached on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. in the advice center.

    For Tuesday afternoon appointments can be arranged.

  • André Sandmann, qualified social education worker (UAS)

    Mr. Sandmann is responsible for coordinating the work of the team and supporting volunteer work. He is responsible for the accompaniment of trainees. Otherwise, his area of responsibility lies in advising and supporting multipliers. Furthermore, he is a cooperation partner in sexual education counseling and qualification.


    Contact: If you are interested or have questions, you can contact us personally during the consultation hours or send an email, INITIATIVE ROSA-LILA, Tilly-Schanzen-Strasse 17, 17033 Neubrandenburg, room 401/402. Accessible by bus 8 or 4, bus stop Woldegker Straße or by car direction A20 / Oststadt or coming from there.



The library of the INITIATIVE ROSA-LILA from Neubrandenburg in the district Mecklenburgische Seenplatte is a socio-cultural rarity in Germany.

Over the decades, the stock has expanded to approximately 10,000 media, including approximately 8,500 books and several hundred brochures and magazines. The library has always been part of our meeting and counseling center.

Over time, we were able to capture all the books. These can be found in a library program on-site and on the Internet.

The following offers are available:

  • On-site use and loan to the consultation times and beyond on agreement

  • Catalog on-site and on the Internet

  • Events, such as readings.

Excerpt from the library regulations:

The contribution per book is € 0.50 for teenagers up to the age of 18 and € 1.00 for adults from the age of 19. The loan is possible for 4 weeks.
Address and name are recorded on a user card. If the books are not returned, legal action may be taken.

The library of the INITIATIVE ROSA-LILA is located in room 404 of the office building Tilly-Schanzen-Straße 17 in Neubrandenburg. Accessible by bus 8 or 4, bus stop Woldegker Straße or by car direction A20 / Oststadt or coming from there.

Die Onlinebibliothek



This includes the following offers and topics:

  1. Sexual education offers for young people

  2. Sexual education offers for adults


    Who are we?


    We are a team of full-time and volunteer educators. We clarify on the following topics:

  • sexual and gender identities and sexual orientation

  • “Heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality - what is that? What does that have to do with me?”


    What do we want?

    Not everyone finds it easy to talk openly about sexual issues with young people. This also includes allowing questions about one's own sexuality. It gets more and more difficult when adolescents address the theme of homosexuality. That's why we offer young people to come to us to talk about sexual diversity with them in an open atmosphere.


    What are we working with?

    We use the following methods: questionnaires, round tables, role-playing games, videos, information materials, etc.

    It is possible to get to know the library for gay and lesbian literature, literature on HIV / AIDS and literature on sexuality with about 10,000 media. These can be borrowed or viewed.


    Who do we want to address?

    Our offer is aimed at young people and young adults in schools and youth facilities.


    What can you do?

    Please call us at least 8 weeks before the desired event. We will then have a preparatory talk with you. The conversation could be about the group situation, the organization of the event and your questions.


    Where are events possible?

    With appropriate conditions (suitable space and travel expenses reimbursement), these can also take place on-site at you.





For young people from the district Mecklenburgische Seenplatte we take each participant 2 € contribution + travel expenses share.

For events in other districts, we charge a fee of € 5 per participant + travel expenses share.

Special arrangements can be made.


Contact: If you are interested or have questions, you can contact us personally during the consultation hours or send an email, INITIATIVE ROSA-LILA, Tilly-Schanzen-Strasse 17, 17033 Neubrandenburg, room 401/402. Accessible by bus 8 or 4, bus stop Woldegker Straße or by car direction A20 / Oststadt or coming from there.


Other topics of sexual education are above all:


  • gender identity, amongst other things being a woman, being a man, transgender, intersex, gender roles

  • sexual self-determination, including sexual desire, the “first time”, masturbation, pornography, internet, prostitution, sexual violence, responsibility

  • Contraception, including contraceptives and methods for women and men, protection against pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, correct use of condoms.

  • Procreation / pregnancy / birth among other procreation, the origin of the child, pregnancy, childbirth, becoming a mother / father

  • Sexual disorders include physical impairment, sexual disorders, sexuality and disability

  • Sexual violence including sexual violence prevention, abuse, setting limits, sexualized violence in the new media

  • Sexual education in KITA including body awareness, body experience, gender identity and gender role, feelings, limits, sensory experience, conception / pregnancy / birth

  • Sexually transmitted infections including HIV / AIDS, hepatitis, syphilis, prevention of HIV / sexually transmitted infections


    On these topics of sexual education, we can convey to other providers, with whom we implement or cooperate together.




Tilly-Schanzen-Straße 17

17033 Neubrandenburg

Telefon/Telefax: +49 395 5442077