Welcome to our projects catalog and thank you for your interest! Don't hesitate to contact us - your feedback is important, because all we do is done by and for people.
Our Initiative group has been working on GLBT issues for 7 years and consists of 15 employees and 30 volunteers with expertise in different areas including art, psychology, literature, sex life, project management...
Did you know www.gay.ru is done by us? There are more to come! Read on!
According to Dr. Pokrovsky, the main expert on HIV in Russia, HIV prevalence in the Russian gay community has increased several times during the last year. That's why we believe it is very important to take decisive steps and to develop a successful prevention strategy.
Our most important project for the years to come includes several activities:
The monthly gay publication objects to:
inform and develop the gay community in Russia (no gay community life at the moment)
raise self-acceptance level among gays (according to surveys, it is in inverse relation with the level of high-risk sexual behavior)
provide an opportunity to communicate about sex as equals (important for youth)
resolve psychological problems (mental health is an essential component of health in general)
encourage safe sex (gays tend to be more vulnerable to suicide and substance abuse than straights; suicidal tendencies may result in unprotected sex)
fight social discrimination and stigmatization
beat low level of social adaptation
self-help groups for gays, the only ones in Russia, are free-of-charge events open for every gay, bisexual, lesbian or unsure under the hatches. It is operated by peer-to-peeer base to provide real help when needed. The attendance is up to 15 persons per group.
The Gay.ru website is the largest and most comprehensive gay online resource in Russia and a major project of our Center. To date, the site has been visited more than 14,000,000 times and has 50,000 visitors daily.more information...
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we always try to find the way to implement projects on our own (or in cooperation with other organizations), but funding is always an issue
with your help we'll be able to do it better, faster and more effective
we appreciate any help from donations and sponsorship to organizational recommendations. Your suggestions are important!
In the past years the Center has successfully fulfilled the following projects: