Fulcrum

Fulcrum works to ensure that homosexuals, bisexuals, transpersons and queer persons (HBTQ) have the same rights and obligations as everyone else in Ukraine. Due to homophobia and discrimination, young HBTQ persons in Ukraine run a higher risk of being subjected to violence and sexual exploitation as well as suffering from mental illness. The goal of the project is for young HBTQ persons in Kiev to receive high-quality and non-discriminatory help at the city’s family and youth centers. The centers’ employees will learn to work better with such vulnerable groups as young HBTQ people. Communication channels, including online alternatives, will be developed. Fulcrum will also establish networks comprising various organizations, who collectively can better reach out and help the target groups. The project also includes activities with parents to help them provide support for their children.