In the last quarter of 2014, PlanetRomeo Foundation supported 6 new projects by: Mideast Youth in Bahrain, Transgender Resource Center, Hong Kong, GLAS Foundation in Bulgaria, Triumph BI East-Africa in Uganda, FEPADE, based in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a film project about two gay actors in India. All projects received funding adding up to a total of €29,080.
5 new projects were funded in the 3rd quarter of 2014 by PlanetRomeo Foundation, contributing to our common goal: a world in which LGBT people enjoy equal rights, opportunities and respect. Samara Public LGBT Movement Avers in Russia, Semper Musica Association Romania, Portuguese organzation CASA, Polistrefa in Poland and the Kenya based Denis Nzioka News Agency all received funding adding up to a total of € 19,654. Find out more about all projects supported by PlanetRomeo Foundation here.
On August 21 the Vilnius LGBT* festival Kreivės opens at the Skalvija film centre in the Lithuanian capital. With film screenings, events and community building activities, Kreivės seeks to present — and reflect upon — the diverse experiences of LGBT* people. Their goal is to build a community which acknowledges and passionately supports variety in LGBT* expressions and viewpoints. Lithuanian association In Corpore is organizing the festival and PlanetRomeo Foundation is supporting the discussion panels that will take place during Kreivės.
On Thursday June 5th the documentary film Thokozani Football Club: Team Spirit will be screened for the first time in Europe. The film, directed by Thembela Dick, features the Thokozani soccer team consisting of 21 black lesbian women living in the South African township Umlazi in Durban.
The documentary was made by French women’s soccer club Association Les Dégommeuses, with the support of PlanetRomeo Foundation. The films shows how sports can be a tool for the emancipation of lesbian women. Even though South Africa may have a higher level of tolerance towards LGBTs, black lesbians are faced with persecution and violence. Thokozani Football Club: Team Spirit will have it’s pre premiere in Cinéma Latina in Paris. The documentary will be shown later this year at film festivals worldwide.On Thursday June 5th the documentary film Thokozani Football Club: Team Spirit will be screened for the first time in Europe. Read »
Another 6 organizations have been supported by PlanetRomeo Foundation: Keeping Alive Societies Hope in Kenya, Lokenatya O Sanskrik Unnayan Kendro (LOSAUK) in Bangladesh, Human Rights First Rwanda Association, Israeli organization The Aguda, In Corpore in Lithuania and a project in East Africa all were granted contributions for projects, amounting to a total of € 26,500 funded. Find out more about these projects.