The main goal of the project “We Are People, Not Propaganda: Consolidating the Status of National LGBT* Rights Organization” is to consolidate the status of the association LGL as the National LGBT* Rights Organization in the country through strategically tailored awareness raising, advocacy and community building activities with the view of tackling discrimination and social exclusion of the local LGBT* community in the country.
The main objectives of the project are identified within the framework of the proposed project workstreams, which are as follow:
- To maintain the public visibility of the local LGBT* community in the public sphere and to seize the opportunity of increased visibility with the view of advocating for comprehensive legal and social changes.
- To encourage the members of the local LGBT* community to repot the experienced instances of alleged discrimination and hate speech/hate crimes on grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender identity to the competent national authorities.
- To achieve the introduction of legal procedures for quick, accessible and transparent legal gender recognition and provision of corresponding medical services.
- To provide the specifically tailored social services to the members of the local LGBT* community and to diversify the funding sources of the organization through the reconceptualised and expanded LGBT* Community Center.
- To establish the “emergency fund” with the view of ensuring the sustainable development of the organization in the long term period.
The project activities are implemented within the framework of four main workstreams.
Workstream No. 1. Rainbow Days 2017 & 2018 dedicated to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
Workstream No. 2. Awareness raising activities encouraging the members of the local LGBT* community to report the instances of violated rights to the relevant public authorities.
Workstream No. 3. Advocating for the introduction of quick, accessible and transparent gender reassignment procedure.
Workstream No. 4. Reconceptualization and Expansion on the LGBT* Community Centre.