WAR IN UKRAINE – HELP
Our friends need help! Many cities in Ukraine are under attack. We provide emergency aid for people who are in need or have to flee. There is a lack of everything!
- Emergency Aid – fast, direct, unbureaucratic
- Offer accomodation
- Accomodation for refugees with animals (not queer)
- Information for Ukrainians coming to Munich
- Counseling for lesbian refugees
- Counseling for trans* and inter* refugees
- Counseling for gay refugees
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- Subscribe to our newsletter “MKQ Update”
We also support LGBTIQ* organisations in Ukraine that are still working. Under the most adverse conditions, some of them operate shelters where lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, inter* and queer people find permanent accommodation, food and medical care.
Fundraising campaign 1: Individual help
Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support people in Ukraine with whom we have worked closely over the past ten years. They are our friends and partners. We know them personally and we miss them.
However, Munich Kyiv Queer is an initiative group, not an association, which is why we cannot issue a donation receipt. But we can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically. And we are already doing that.
Fundraising campaign 2: Help for LGBTIQ* organisations
To support LGBTIQ* in Ukraine we have helped set up the Alliance Queer Emergency Aid Ukraine, in which many German LGBTIQ* Human Rights organisations are involved, such as the LSVD, Quarteera, WostoQ-Regenbogen, Queer Amnesty, Deutsche Aids-Hilfe, Trans*Recht, Aktionsbündnis gegen Homophobie, Schwulenberatung Berlin, AllOut and Munich Kyiv Queer itself.
All these groups have access to very different Human Rights organisations in Ukraine and use funds for urgently needed care or evacuation of queer people.
Every donation helps and is used 100 percent to benefit queer people in Ukraine. You can also get donation receipts. Donate her
Your donations really help
You may understand by yourself that your money is well invested. LGBTIQ* organisations we cooperate with and people affected regularly send us reports on what they use donations for:
- Alex and her wife, story from SLOVYANSK
- “Since then, everything has changed dramatically.” Denys from LVIV
- “These people came to the rescue like no other.” Yurii from KHARKIV
- “My peaceful life changed on the morning of February 24.” Stepan from NOVA KAKHOVKA
- Zhenya’s War Diary. Chronicle from ODESA
- Queer people in UKRAINE and the war
- Fled from TERNOPIL, Lilia and Ira
- We are together, we will break through! Chronicle from ZHYTOMYR. Part II
- In the face of the ennemy. Chronicle from ZHYTOMYR. Part I
- With Love from Ukraine. Chronicle from KHERSON
Experiences of our hosts
Since the beginning of the war, many LGBTIQ* had to leave Ukraine and came to Germany. These are the stories of people hosting guests from Ukraine:
What is the situation?
Many LGBTIQ* are afraid of Putin’s army. You may have heard about the so called killings lists that the r*ssian government is supposed to keep about what they consider to be opponents. If this is true, it should also include prominent Human Rights’ and LGBTIQ* activists.
Once the r*ssian army has taken the cities, they fear, the occupiers could take action against them. Activists are already reporting attacks. They all are afraid of a second Chechnya and are therefore hiding or leaving the country.
Ukraine occupied by r*ssia, would eventually have to give up the rights LGBTIQ* have been fighting for in the past years. r*ssia, as you know, systematically fights queer people since 2013 with the law against so-called gay propaganda.
But even in free Ukraine now, men* and trans* people who are read as men are currently hit hard. If they are between 18 and 60 years old, they are not allowed to leave the country due to the general mobilisation. Many seek protection in shelters.
Vulnerable groups such as LGBTIQ* are particularly at risk at all times due to their often traumatic life experiences – even more so in times of war.
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