Help transgender people in Russia

There are no state programs in Russia to help LGBT people. Initiative groups working with LGBT issues have no opportunity to obtain registration as NGOs. Since 2013, there has been a law prohibiting LGBT propaganda among minors, which makes it impossible for teenagers to receive help. The Center-T team volunteers to solve problems that trans people in Russia have now.

However, we need financial assistance from you to continue our work and so that the efforts expended would bring maximum benefit.
You can make a donation on Patreon:
(Not available from Russia. To make a donation from Russia, go to this page)

Where the funds raised will go:

Offline meetings
We have been holding monthly Plushie Cat meetings in Moscow since January 2021, gathering 80-100 people every month. It is necessary to pay for the work of the hosts, the project coordinator, rent of premises and security. Since May 2022, we have been helping with paying for the rent of spaces for other cities as well.
Mutual aid service
Our volunteers help trans people who find themselves in a difficult life situation in Moscow and Samara. Sometimes funds are needed for an urgent rental of an overnight stay, medical care, travel expenses, etc., as well as payment for the work of a service coordinator.
Information consultations
In the lower right corner of the site you can see a button - this is Murzik's information consultations. About 250 people a month use it to ask questions on transgender related topics. We need funds to pay for the work of our employee and the information platform.
Therapy groups and support groups
Transgender people who, due to circumstances, cannot pay the full cost for themselves, need the possibility of preferential attendance at therapy groups in order to receive psychological support.
We also hold online groups for relatives of trans people, for people with addictions, for chat participants. These meetings are free of charge and we need to pay for the work of the coordinators.
Chat project
This project has now united more than 2500 people in 40 cities and 13 countries. And it continues to grow. This is a huge number of people, for the work and organization of which we use a lot of resources. We need to pay for the work of employees who run the project and train volunteers, and also pay for advertising that allows trans people to find chats.
Technical costs
In order to conduct activities of Center-T, we need to pay for the installed online cashier, the percentage of the acquiring system used for transfers, the CRM system, the chat platform, the zoom account for group meetings, printing our materials and booklets as well as merch for distribution at events and other technical expenses without which we will not be able to work.
Reports
We want our work to be transparent and monthly publish information on receipts and expenditures of funds:
May 2022
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 21,722 ₽ (57 donors)
Total on the account, taking into account the balance of the previous month: 22,099₽

Funds invested in:

Plushie Cat meeting - 18,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security and the organizers of this event and Queer Space meeting)
Payment for renting a space for a similar meeting in Voronezh - 1,150 ₽
2 subsidized slots in the therapy group (the group ended this season) - 6,600 ₽

Monthly payment for the platform for consulting operators (Murzik's online consultations on the website - the button in the lower right corner) - 3,600 ₽ and the zoom account for online consultations and meetings - 1,000 ₽ were paid from the money collected on Patreon - 52 euros.

Balance: 100 ₽
April 2022
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 21,722 ₽ (57 donors)
Total on the account, taking into account the balance of the previous month: 22,099₽
2 subsidized slots in the therapy group - 6,600 ₽
Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 18,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security and the organizers of this event and Queer Space meeting).


Balance: - 2,501 ₽
March 2022
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 44,740 ₽ (61 donors)
Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 36,977 ₽

Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 18,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security and the organizers of Plushie Cat and Queer Space meetings)
Operation of the City Chats project - 3,000 ₽
2 subsidized slots at the therapy group - 6,600 ₽
2 free consultations for the parents of transgender teens - 9,000 ₽
Monthly payment for the platform for consulting operators (Murzik's online consultations on the website - the button in the lower right corner) - 2,400 0 ₽ (we were able to extend the subscription for one month for free, because due to sanctions, payment was not possible)


Balance: 377 ₽


February 2022
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 31,137 ₽ (55 donors)
Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 31,580 ₽

Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 12,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security)
Purchase of the microphone for Plushie Cat and Queer Space meetings - 10,900 ₽
Operation of the City Chats project - 3,000 ₽
2 subsidized slots at the therapy group - 7,600 ₽
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 2021) - 3,000 ₽
Monthly payment for the platform for consulting operators (Murzik's online consultations on the website - the button in the lower right corner) - 2,400 ₽


Balance: -7763 ₽


January 2022
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 25.080 ₽ (62 donors)
Total on the account, taking into account the balance of the previous month: 23.743 ₽

Funds invested in:
A New Year's Plushie Cat meeting - 12.000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security)
Operation of the City Chats project - 3.000 ₽
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 21) - 3.000 ₽
Domain renewal - 2.900 ₽
Monthly payment for the platform for consulting operators (Murzik's online consultations on the website - the button in the lower right corner) - 2.400 ₽

Balance: 443 ₽

2021 Reports
December 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 28,536 ₽ (66 donors)
Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 24,763 ₽

Funds invested in:
A New Year's Plushie Cat meeting - 20,700 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security, New Year's gifts, badges, rent of microphones for the event)
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 2021) - 3,000 ₽
Monthly payment for the platform for consulting operators (Murzik's online consultations on the website - the button in the lower right corner) - 2,400 ₽


Balance: -1,337 ₽


November 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 24,626 ₽ (63 donors)
Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 24,101 ₽

Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 18,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security)
Queer Space meeting - 3,250 ₽
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 2021) - 3,000 ₽
Operation of the City Chats project - 3,000 ₽
Monthly payment for the platform for consulting operators (Murzik's online consultations on the website - the button in the lower right corner) - 2,400 ₽


Balance: -3,775 ₽


October 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 25,827 ₽ (55 donors)
Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 25,875 ₽

Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 18,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security)
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 2021) - 3,000 ₽
Operation of the City Chats project - 3,000 ₽
Monthly payment for the platform for consulting operators (Murzik's online consultations on the website - the button in the lower right corner) - 2,400 ₽


Balance: -525 ₽


September 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 26,700 ₽ (53 donors)

Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 26,048 ₽


Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 18,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security)
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 2021) - 3,000 ₽
Domain renewal - 1,000 ₽
Operation of the City Chats project - 4,000 ₽


Balance: 48 ₽


August 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 24,300 ₽ (52 donors)

Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 24,348 ₽

Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 18,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security)
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 2021) - 3,000 ₽
Domain annual fee - 4,000 ₽


Balance: -652 ₽
July 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site, minus tax and commission: 22,209 ₽ (49 donors)

Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 22,248 ₽

Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 16,700 ₽ (rent of premises, work of the presenter, purchase of board games and materials necessary for the event - we had to buy them again because the old meeting place burned down)
Monthly payment for the operation of the online cash register (according to the new rules, we are obliged to install an online cash register from July 2021) - 3,000 ₽
Shooting of video materials - 2,500 ₽


Balance: 48 ₽
June 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site: 25,505 ₽ (50 donors)
Minus tax and commission: 22,039 ₽

Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 23,039 ₽

Funds invested in:
Plushie Cat meeting - 14,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security, purchase of drinking water)
Writing and printing an information booklet - 9,000 ₽


Balance: 39 ₽
May 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site: 28,205 ₽ (56 donors)
Cash donations at the Plushie Cat meeting: 200 ₽
Minus tax and commission: 25,930 ₽

Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 26,000 ₽


Funds invested in:
Two subsidized slots at a therapy group - 12,000 ₽ (5 meetings)
Plushie Cat meeting - 13,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security, purchase of drinking water and tea)


Balance: 1,000 ₽
April 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site: 24,180 ₽ (50 donors)
Cash donations at the Plushie Cat meeting: 400 ₽
Minus tax and commission: 21,467 ₽

Total on the account, including the balance of the previous month: 23,685 ₽


Funds invested in:
Two subsidized slots at a therapy group - 9,600 ₽ (4 meetings)
Plushie Cat meeting - 14,000 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security, purchase of drinking water and tea)


Balance: 85 ₽
March 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site: 15,605 ₽ (41 donors)
Cash donations at the Plushie Cat meeting: 1,020 ₽
Minus tax and commission: 13,396 ₽

Funds invested in:
Two subsidized slots at a therapy group - 12,000 ₽ (5 meetings)
Plushie Cat meeting - 14,600 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security, purchase of drinking water and tea)


Balance: 2,218 ₽
February 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site: 13,228 ₽ (34 donors)
Cash donations at the Plushie Cat meeting: 4,250 ₽
Minus tax and commission: 11,287 ₽

Funds invested in:
Two subsidized slots at a therapy group - 2,400 ₽ (1 meeting)
Plushie Cat meeting - 12,700 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security, purchase of drinking water and tea)


Balance: 14,402 ₽


January 2021
Incomes:
Through the form on the site: 20,718 ₽ (35 donors)
Cash donations at the Plushie Cat meeting: 2,840 ₽
Minus tax and commission: 17,983 ₽

Funds invested in:
Two subsidized slots at a therapy group - 2,400 ₽ (1 meeting)
Plushie Cat meeting - 18,200 ₽ (rent of premises, work of presenters, payment for security, purchase of drinking water, tea, board games and necessary materials)


Balance: 13,965 ₽
2020 Reports
December 2020
Our first incomes through the form on the site (hooray!): 15,996 ₽ (44 donors)
Minus tax and commission: 13,742 ₽