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Support and awareness creation about TQIA + people

Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie na rzecz osób LGBT Tolerado
Proposal: 2nd thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 102 042,85 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.11.2022-30.04.2024

The aim of the project is to provide support to the most discriminated groups that make up the LGBTQIA+ community, i.e. gender-diverse (transgender, non-binary, intersex, queer) persons representing the letters ‘TQIA+’ in the LGBTQIA+ acronym. We provide these people with legal and psychological support, raise public awareness and knowledge about their needs, problems and daily life. We support “TQIA+” persons who need legal assistance, experience violence or discrimination at work, university or other institutions, including medical care. The Legal and Psychological Counselling Centre, which was set up as part of the project, provides them with the support of professional lawyers and psychologists, in particular on how to carry out the legal transition process. We are initiating a change in the perception and understanding of TQIA+ people through education and experience-building. We see a slowly growing understanding of the needs of lesbian, gay or bisexual people, while due to a lack of knowledge, low public awareness, and widespread disinformation, the situation of TQIA+ people is dramatic. Education based on experiential learning and skilful responses to questions about gender, identity and expression will increase understanding and acceptance of diversity. The direct beneficiaries of the project are primarily TQIA+ persons and their families who will benefit from the Legal and Psychological Counselling Centre, and people who will gain or develop knowledge about the needs and social situation of LGBTQIA+ people.