February 20, 2023
On February 24, 2022, Outright launched a Ukraine Fund because in times of crisis, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ) people face high risks. LGBTIQ people are often left behind in humanitarian relief efforts. At best, this may be to a lack of cultural competency, and at worst, LGBTIQ people may be intentionally excluded from aid because of systemic discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
In a large-scale emergency, our LGBTIQ communities simply cannot always count on mainstream systems for help. In a crisis, LGBTIQ people too have a basic right to survival, and require food, water, transportation, safe shelter, access to social support, competent medical care, and access to hormone replacement therapy and HIV medication. For more on your impact, read our Ukraine fund report.