Today PlanetRomeo Foundation launches its brand new website. We hope you like it! Here you can find out more about the projects we support. You can also learn more about the vision and mission of the Foundation and its funding strategy and policy. If you care about our work, we would also like to invite you to make a donation which will enable us to expand our work. You can also like us on Facebook!
In their most recent board meeting the Foundation board decided to support 3 projects: Cuban organization El Observatorio de los Derechos LGBT (OBCUD), LiGA in Ukraine and the Russian LåGBT Sports Federation were awarded with grants for a total of 9,625 euro. For more information please visit Supported projects.
In their recent July meeting the Foundation board decided to grant support to another 4 projects for a total amount of 8,342 euro. The supported projects are Human Rights First Rwanda Association (Rwanda), Acciongay (Chile), Libertas (Kosovo) and PROUD (Czech Republic). For more information please visit our Supported projects section.
PlanetRomeo Foundation’s Suggest a Project! campaign turned out to be a huge success. In January PlanetRomeo Foundation asked the PlanetRomeo community for help in finding new projects. More than 1,500 suggestions were received! We were thrilled by the level of interest and commitment shown by so many PlanetRomeo users to our goals. Thank you!
The Foundation’s board carefully selected 70 of these suggestions and invited them to make a funding request. Now we are pleased to announce the 9 new projects chosen for support by PlanetRomeo Foundation.
Projects supported in January and February 2012
Indian organization Jeevan develops art and media projects with a focus on social and environmental renewal. Songs of the Carvan will be India’s first cd-collection of the rich heritage of songs from the Hijra community. Hijras (or transgenders) have great importance in religious and mythological texts but face a great deal of exclusion in today’s Indian society. This audio and book project will be created in close cooperation with the Hijras to help raise awareness about the community and their art. We are supporting this project with a contribution of €m4,700.
Dutch Platform Status Quo is preparing a pilot for a new Amsterdam based tv-series called Queer Amsterdam. The plot is based around several LGBTQ characters and their day to day lives, loves, work, ethnicity, biological gender, sero or economic status. We are supporting them with € 1,000.
Other Sheep Afrika-Kenya is a Nairobi based organization which focuses on capacity building for women and young people to increase awareness of human rights, sexuality and gender identity. Raising the self-awareness of the LGBTI community and reducing homophobia are key objectives of its work. We have contributed € 2,000.