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:
2021 Reports
2020 Reports