GLBT Center "Together" is a
non-profit public organization whose aim
is to fight for equal rights for Russian gays, lesbians, bisexuals & transsexuals, to secure the right to privacy, to help create long-term relationships, and to promote involvement in gay community life.
We are the only GLBT community-based organization, working exclusively with GLBT in Russia at the national level. 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 etc.
"Together" is not a political organization, however struggle against discrimination is one of our priorities.
At the beginning of 2002 the Center obtained an official registration. This was an essential step in establishing various services providing psychosocial and informational support to gays and lesbians with no access to the Internet.
To attain the objectives, the Center launches a set of activities:
providing reliable information on homosexuality;
prevention of HIV & STIs (sexually transmitted infections) among gays and bisexuals;
informational and psychosocial support for gays and lesbians;
monitoring violation of lesbigay rights and providing them legal assistance;
various cultural events, seminars and conferences;
regional and national network-building, cooperation with human rights organizations.
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have started a big project. Most of our initiatives are absolutely new for
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We are full members of:
Lesbian & Gay
Gay & Lesbian
NGOs working on HIV/AIDS in Russia
We’re in touch with various institutions around the world, which we are happy to thank here:
and East-West Institute, that
helped us a lot to establish contacts with NGOs around the world
|World Health Organization, supporting our HIV/AIDS prevention activities for Russian MSM (men having sex with men)|
Russia, devoting plenty of efforts to gay health in
London Gay & Lesbian Switchboard,
British Telephone Helplines Association
that are contributing to the development of our hotline
|COC Netherlands, sharing their experience in MSM social projects and willing to help in setting up the Community Center in Moscow|
|Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS for their initiatives enabling Russia to be more effective in the global fight against AIDS|
|Haworth Press, providing us with books and publications on social services. We’ve just started to distribute their publications to interested NGOs|