Community and Courses

Community is very important to us, and is one answer to the isolation that some people experience when becoming parents - be it in the nuclear family, as single parents or in diverse constellations. Facilitating a network of mutual exchange and support among families and providers is central to our mission.

To encourage this, we offer our queer birth preparation classes and a variety of workshops, as well as interdiciplinary round tables and trainings. In the future, a major goal for us is finding a way to offer "Community Prenatals" and group appointments.

It is important to us that these are safer spaces. This means that state, hierarchical, and economic violence of any kind is not welcome.

Class and seminar calendar

For descriptions please check below!

April 2024

Workshop DIY Insemination: 9th of April 18.00 with Leo and Sarah (rubicon e. V.)
at rubicon (Rubenstraße 8-10, 50676 Köln)
Register through
: rubicon
(in German, slides in English, questions can be answered in English)

June 2024

Queer/Trans* Birth Preparation Class: 22nd and 23rd of June 2024 approx. 9-17h
Location: Köln/Cologne (Sozialistische Selbsthilfe Köln-Mülheim)
Please send registrations for the course in Cologne to:

August 2024

NEW Birth preparation for Queers in English: Sat 17th + Sun 18th of August 2024, 10-17h
Where: Berlin (exact location to follow)
Registrations via the contact form

Birth Preparation class for queers

*** Our Birth Preparation classes are taught in German, but a translator is welcome to attend with you ***

Please check out the German site for a description.

DIY Insemination Workshop

DIY Insemination is a way for people to get pregnant. In this seminar we want to share information about different methods of DIY Insemination with you, as well as our  experiences and insights. This course is for FLINTA* people (Women, Lesbians, Inter, Nonbinary and Trans*people.
We'll present the different variations of insemination, tools and techniques, as well as talk about the relevant anatomy, cycle observation and share a few tips about creating good conditions for conception. We also want to create a space for you to ask questions, and have an open exchange about DIY insemination in the group.
At the end of the evening, we may be joined by a person who has become pregnant via DIY Insemination themselves, and would like to share their experience.

Click contact to sign up for our classes, or check the websites of our hosts where listed.