Support for LGBTI+ People in Ukraine

As are many of our allies, at LGBT Ireland we are assessing the rapidly developing situation in Ukraine and the region, and for LGBTI+ people. 

We are currently contacting activists and other organisations working to support LGBTI+ communities in Ukraine and those fleeing, to better understand the needs and see what kind of support may be helpful. The situation on the ground is changing rapidly, and we will provide information on how best to support when appropriate.

Assessing needs

LGBTI+ groups in Ukraine are playing a critical role in trying to support their communities. Current needs are around shelter, access to food and medication and psychological support, and often relocation to safer places.

LGBTI+ groups in neighbouring countries have mobilised quickly to provide shelter and support such as food, medication, and other types of support.

We are also assessing the potential needs and appropriate responses to LGBTI+ people from Ukraine who do arrive in Ireland.  And we are engaging with other LGBTI+ organisations and with Irish Refugee and Migrant organisations to make all necessary preparations and provide all necessary psycho-social supports.

How you can directly support at this moment

Firstly, we are looking to contact LGBTI+ people from Ukraine, who are living in Ireland to volunteer with us to advise and support our response.  If you are able to help please contact us on info@lgbt.ie

For the moment, we are also being guided by ILGA Europe, who have advised that for now, it is most appropriate to direct donations to a) groups in Ukraine who are receiving funds and b) groups welcoming LGBTI+ people in neighbouring countries. We encourage people to support initiatives that are already in place and doing the work.

IN UKRAINE:

Kyiv Pride

Providing humanitarian support to LGBTI people in Kyiv, donate here.

Sphere Women’s Association 

Women’s group working on humanitarian aid.

EUR:

Name of your bank: JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”
City and country where bank is located: KYIV, UKRAINE
Name of the account holder: NGO Kharkiv Women Association “Sphere”
Account number: UA283515330000026006052214124
Bank/routing/SWIFT code: PBANUA2X
Name of Intermediary/Correspondent bank: Commerzbank AG
City and country where Intermediary bank is located: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bank/routing/SWIFT code for intermediary bank: COBADEFF

USD:

Name of your bank: JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”
City and country where bank is located: 1D HRUSHEVSKOHO STR., KYIV, UKRAINE
Name of the account holder: NGO Kharkiv Women Association “Sphere”
Account number: UA413515330000026003052251919
Bank/routing/SWIFT code: PBANUA2X
Name of Intermediary/Correspondent bank: JP Morgan Chase Bank
City and country where Intermediary bank is located: New York, USA
Bank/routing/SWIFT code for intermediary bank: CHASUS33

LGBTI Human Rights Nash Mir Centre

The Centre urgently needs funds to continue working with LGBTI people who cannot leave Kyiv, you can donate here.

Insight LGBTQ

Helping with temporary housing, relocation to safer areas, food, medicine and first-needed supplies, donate at this link.

NGO Fulcrum

Supporting relocation, shelter, emergency aid to LGBTI persons, donate at this link.

Gender Z

Based in Zaporizhzhia, Gender Z are inviting donations to help them support community members who have not left and need emergency assistance, such as shelter, basic needs support etc. Donate at this link.

Alliance Global

Funding a shelter in Kyiv for MSM and trans* people who are unable to leave the city and are in difficulty. Have almost run out of funds. You can donate by bank transfer here:

Name of bank: JSC CB “PRIVATBANK”
City and country where bank is located: KYIV, UKRAINE
Name of the account holder: Dobroskok Oksana
IBAN Number: UA613052990000026207880807940
Bank/routing/SWIFT code: PBANUA2X
Name of Intermediary/Correspondent bank: JP Morgan AG
City and country where Intermediary bank is located: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bank/routing/SWIFT code for intermediary bank: CHASDEFX

 

IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES:

Poland:

Lambda Warszaw

Creating a Support Centre where Ukrainians and LGBTQ+ Ukrainians will be able to receive information in Ukrainian and Russian on available forms of support in Warsaw, receive direct psychological support and rest and in a safe environment, donate at this link or to the bank details below:

Lambda Warsaw
Ul Żurawia 24 a
00-515 warsaw
SWIFT (BIC): PPABPLPK
SORT Code: 17500012
IBAN: PL97175000120000000036096907

Germany:

Quarteera

A Hamburg-based association of Russian-speaking LGBTQ+ have launched a call for donations to support housing, basic needs, legal support, and language courses for Ukrainian LGBTQ+ refugees in Germany, donate at this link or to the bank details below:

IBAN DE08120300001020013189,

BIC: BYLADEM1001

Kontoinhaber (Kontoinhaber Quarteera e.V.)

Or via PayPal at info@quarteera.de

This list will be updated as new direct support initiatives are created.