Please help support Aleanca in protecting the rights of LGBTQI+ people in Albania.
Aleanca is a grassroots LGBTQI organization in Albania. In recent years, they trained at least 500 police officers, 200 teachers, 100 school psychologists, journalists, and family doctors. They advocate for same-sex partnerships and gender recognition and work to ensure all Albanians can live freely with dignity and without discrimination. During the pandemic, they provided food packages to more than 500 LGBTI people and rent reimbursement to at least 100 community members. They continue to distribute food packages and rent/medication reimbursement due to the country’s economic crisis and overall lack of services. They also provide rapid HIV testing and access to mental health care.
Please help them further equality and inclusion by donating to their campaign to support the most marginalized in their community who are still hit hard by the lasting impact of COVID and the economic impact of inflation.
Deystvie (LGBT Action) is an organisation which aims to better the lives of LGBTIQ+ people in Bulgaria – the European Union’s poorest member state and one of the lowest ranking countries in regard to respecting human rights and achieving full equality.
Despite the extremely difficult context Deystvie is faced with, their mission is to achieve equal rights and social inclusion for the LGBTIQ+ community in Bulgaria via the means of legislative change and legal reform, as they believe this is the most effective and tangible way of cementing real change.
This month (May 2022) Deystvie turns 10 years old but it’s also the month in which funding for their long-standing legal programme ends.
Without this legal programme:
LGBTIQ+ Bulgarians at home and abroad would no longer have access to the only form of pro-bono legal advice and support for LGBTIQ+ Bulgarians
Deystvie may not be able to continue its pending trans cases
Deystvie may not be able to continue to change HIV prescription legislation in the country
Deystvie may not have the opportunity to cement the bettering of over 100 000 rainbow families lives across Europe via their case in front of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union .
The Rustin Fund is partnering with Deystvie to ensure that the legal programme can continue to exist and support LGBTIQ+ people that are victims of discrimination and violence. Your campaign donations will support vital activities such as:
Supporting Bulgaria’s LGBTQ+ community means supporting one of the most marginalised LGBTQ+ communities in Europe. Please consider donating to support Deystvie’s fight for full legal equality. A win in Bulgaria is a win for everyone!
We here at the Rustin Fund operate as an all-volunteer organization so that all of your funding can do directly to LGBTI organizations all over the globe. We do still have a few expenses, however, such as website hosting and credit card processing fees. If you would like to donate to the Rustin Fund’s operations so that we can continue to direct all campaign contributions directly to organizations in low- and middle-income countries, please donate on this page. A donation made on this page may also go to one of our partners at the board’s discretion.