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!

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 accommodation, food and medical care.

Munich Kyiv Queer heading the Pride Parade in Munich with guests from Ukraine

Fundraising campaign 1: Individual help

Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer (photo below) to support people in Ukraine with whom we have worked closely over the past ten years and who are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups.

They are our friends and partners. We know them personally and we miss them. VIDEO: Click here

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. Questions? Write to info@MunichKyivQueer.org

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 around 40 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 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.

Rainbow Family in Zhytomyr. Photo: NGO You are not alone

Reports from NGOs

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.VIDEO: Click on the photo (in German language)

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. VIDEO: Click on the photo

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.

And of course, despite all the progress, Ukraine is not a queer paradise either. Some hope for more solidarity, since everyone now is fighting side by side against the one enemy. Others fear a radicalisation of society that could lead to new violence against LGBTIQ*. Men* and trans* people who are read as men are already being hit hard. They are currently not allowed to leave the country if they are between 18 and 60 years old due to general mobilisation. Many are hiding 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.

#standwithukraine #humanrights #lgbtiq #ukraine


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