Learn how to assist LGBTQ+ and black Ukrainian refugees


The Polish chapter of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization also has a page with resources for black refugees.

2. Support local efforts to house LGBTQ+ and BIPOC refugees.

Polish activists Amanda Waliszewska, Joanna Wilkuseand Anaid share mutual aid calls for transport needs and translators at the Polish border via their Instagram pages, and shared resources for Nigerians and other black migrants arrival in Poland. The organization black is polish also works at coordinate safe housing for refugees via a participatory spreadsheet.

Additionally, Kimberly St. Julian-Varnona historian specializing in the history of Russia, Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, consolidated crowdsourcing resources for marginalized refugees in a LinkTree.

3. Support the following organizations.

Overview Ukraine

Insight is a local LGBTQ+ organization that provides legal, psychological and medical support to queer and trans Ukrainians, among other forms of advocacy. In addition to connect LGBTQ+ Ukrainians with crisis therapists, the organization is currently fundraising « to cover needs for shelter, relocation to safer places, food, basic needs », according to a Instagram post.

OutRight International

OutRight International is a global LGBTQ+ human rights organization headquartered in New York. It is currently accept donations on behalf of local LGBTQ+ organizations that are « preparing to receive LGBTQ+ people seeking shelter, protection and safety ». Since verifying the legitimacy of organizations we may not know can be difficult in times of crisis, OutRight could be a good choice to share funds with to ensure aid goes to organizations that do. need.

“As we know all too well, in times of crisis, LGBTQ+ people who are already marginalized face higher risks and cannot automatically rely on access to humanitarian and/or social assistance,” wrote the organization on its donations page. “Already, people are leaving the Ukrainian capital Kiev and the eastern part of the country for, for the time being, safer rural areas and the western parts of the country, while neighboring EU countries are struggling to prepare shelters. for an influx of displaced persons.

At press time, OutRight has raised $200,722 of its $250,000 target.

QUA – LGBTQ Ukrainians in America

INASMUCH AS is the first non-governmental organization of LGBTQ+ Ukrainians and their allies in the United States, according to the organization’s website. QUA provides social support and legal support for LGBTQ+ Ukrainians, as well as research on the state of LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine. INASMUCH AS organized a march for LGBTQ+ Ukrainians at the Stonewall Inn in New York last weekend, and is also connecting refugees to americans who are willing to provide assistance, from housing to childcare to donations of menstrual hygiene products. You can also donate directly to QUA hereand the organization says the funds will be used for emergency support to Ukraine’s LGBTQ+ community.

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