“When the Kakhovka dam broke, hope droped sharply”

We as Munich Kyiv Queer continue collecting stories from LGBTIQ* in Ukraine asking them how they live under war circumstances. We want to raise awareness for the situation of this vulnerable social group and mobilize support like donations. This is the story of Natalya.

Natalya tells us about her situation in Cherson. Her wife and kid had left the country already in the beginning of the war. She is on her own. She stayed in the occupied region all the time, trying to hold on. But then, the Kakhovka dam broke. CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO WATCH HER VIDEO

Natalya stays calm when she tells about the days she experienced after. It must have been hell. You can feel her voice breaking. Now they have no drinking water, not always energy, no work, no means to live. She says many people came back to Kherson when it was liberated with hope, but hope she has none any more.

She only wants to survive. We try to support Natalya. We think we owe her as so many queer people in Ukraine.

Thanks to the NGO “You are not alone”, especially Oleksandra Semenova, for helping us with this video project. And thanks to Matt and Stas for working on the subtitles!!! It means a lot.

This is how you can donate

INDIVIDUAL HELP Munich Kyiv Queer has its own fundraising campaign via www.paypal.me/ConradBreyer to support people in Ukraine who need help and are not organised in the local LGBTIQ*-groups. We can help fast, directly and unbureaucratically.

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. 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. Donate here

Questions? www.MunichKyivQueer.org/donations