Outright is determined to assist LGBTIQ people remaining in or fleeing Ukraine in their fight to survive this brutality. We are also determined to support the LGBTIQ people and groups in the region who are coming to their aid while facing severe discrimination in their own countries. We know the need is deep and it will continue for months - and even years - to come.
Donations to Outright’s Ukraine Fund are being disbursed directly to local LGBTIQ-serving partners in Ukraine and neighboring countries. Contributions provide emergency assistance to LGBTIQ people who need safe shelter, food, competent physical and psychological medical care, medication, transportation for those who are fleeing or returning, and other types of humanitarian support. Outright is also providing operational grants to LGBTIQ-serving groups so that they can keep their doors open and continue to provide services with minimal disruption.
As of January 1, 2023, Outright has distributed USD $2.4 million to 40 local partners in Ukraine and surrounding countries that are delivering humanitarian aid to LGBTIQ people; a majority of that support has been to LGBTIQ-serving groups located in Ukraine.
Voices of Grantees
We are ready to provide people with everything they need: accommodation, food, medical care, psychological support, if necessary, ARV or hormone therapy. We will do our best to support our peers who had to leave their houses because of war.
Your involvement is empowering and inspiring - now we know for sure that we are not alone.
I would like to thank you and Outright International for offering to help. It is valuable for us at this moment. We survived another night….we are alive and that’s what matters!
It is very difficult to predict how much food will cost soon under partial Russian siege of the city. But we hope your support will help us to survive.
Ukrainian LGBT+ people have been suffering for two weeks now from this war. The office of our organization, where 4 people lived, was attacked twice, our friends/colleagues were beaten, robbed and subjected to severe psychological pressure. I think the LGBT+ community will be at the top of the list of the most vulnerable groups under Russian occupation. Our task now is to survive and protect our land. After the war, we will definitely return to our daily work – to promote LGBT+ rights to make our country a better place.
Thank you for your help in such a difficult time, we appreciate it and express gratitude from the trans* people of Ukraine. For the second week now, we have been using the funds of Outright International to help, and this is very timely. In addition to direct financial assistance to trans people's bank cards, we also help pay for mobile communications, food, water and hygiene products, all that is still left in our stores.
Outright is moved by the global outpouring of support and care for LGBTIQ people in Ukraine and the region. We are also deeply inspired by the strength, courage, resilience, and kindness of LGBTIQ people in Ukraine and surrounding countries that are helping each other survive this horrific situation.
As of January 1, 2023, more than 8,000 people from over 75 countries have contributed to Outright’s Ukraine Fund, along with partners including: