Our most important project for 2007-2008 includes
to our projects catalog and thank you
for your interest! Don't hesitate to contact us - your feedback is
important, because all we do is done by and for people.
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...
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to Dr. Pokrovsky, the main expert on HIV in
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The monthly gay publication objects to:
inform and develop the gay community in Russia (no gay community life at the moment)
raise self-acceptance level among gays (according to surveys, it is in inverse relation with the level of high-risk sexual behavior)
provide an opportunity to communicate about sex as equals (important for youth)
resolve psychological problems (mental health is an essential component of health in general)
encourage safe sex (gays tend to be more vulnerable to suicide and substance abuse than straights; suicidal tendencies may result in unprotected sex)
fight social discrimination and stigmatization
beat low level of social adaptation
self-help groups for gays/lesbians, the only ones in Russia, are free-of-charge events open for every gay, bisexual, lesbian or unsure under the hatches. It is operated by qualified psychologists to provide real help when needed. The attendance is up to 20 persons per group.
the Gay.ru website is the biggest and most comprehensive gay online resource in Russia and a major project of our Center. To date, the site has been visited more than 14,000,000 times and has 50,000 visitors daily.
the GayHealth.ru, made in the cooperation with PSI, is a special website drawing the gays' and MSM's attention to the problem of HIV/AIDS and STI. It provides psychological and informational support, has a base of services in testing rooms in the city of Moscow and allows carrying out assessments. more information...