Welcome to our new website

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!

Projects supported in Cuba, Ukraine and Russia

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.

Another 4 projects supported by PlanetRomeo Foundation

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.

Suggest a Project campaign: 9 projects, € 40,150 donated!

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.

  • LISTAG in Istanbul, Turkey received a donation of € 5,000 for its documentary film project My Child in which parents of LGBT individuals share their experiences.
  • Canadian organization Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees (IRQR) will start its Iranian Queer Watch project in which it will report on human rights violations against queers and sexual minorities in Iran. They will receive a € 5,000 donation.
  • In Lahore, Pakistan, the Foundation board decided to support Educare Foundation with € 4,500 to enable LGBT students to continue their higher education.
  • New Delhi based Equal India Alliance will roll out its Straight, But Not Narrow project to 20 university campuses throughout India. The project focuses on gaining straight support for the LGBTQ community among students. We are contributing € 3,900 to this initiative.
  • In Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the Asociación Jóvenes en Movimiento receives € 5,000 to launch Radio Diver-Gente – an online platform and radio program reaching out to the LGBT community nationwide.
  • Grupo Gay da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil also receives € 5,000 in support of their work, through training and information, to reduce anti-LGBT violence inflicted by local police officers.
  • Le Refuge is a well-known French organization that helps young men and women (18-25) who are victims of exclusion because of their sexuality. They receive € 5,000 for their branch in Réunion.
  • In Ghent, Belgium, Çavaria operates the Holebifoon, a help and information line for the LGBT community which recently lost its government funding. We made a € 5,000 donation to this initiative.
  • Neema MCC in Nairobi, Kenya receives € 1,750 for its Undugu (Brotherhood) project which aims at building self-esteem and creating social networks within the local LGBTI community.

Projects supported in January and February 2012

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.