PlanetRomeo, main supporter of PlanetRomeo Foundation presents the first ever Gay Happiness Index on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), May 17. The GHI is the result of a worldwide survey in which 115,000 gay men from 127 countries were questioned. For the first time insight is given into gay living situations, how gay men feel and how they are treated, comparable on a country level. The survey was conducted in cooperation with the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.
PlanetRomeo sets a precedent by making the detailed results, on a country level, available as open source and downloadable for free. PlanetRomeo adds: “We hope that the data are helpful for everyone who takes part in the fight for human rights for LGBT people worldwide”.
5 new projects received PlanetRomeo Foundation’s support in quarter 1, 2015: Off The Records Productions in Jordan; Suncity Africa Foundation in Kenya; the Hungarian Civil Works Association with their documentary film project ‘Hot Men Cold Dictatorship’, and two Ugandan organizations, named Lake Victoria Youth and Queer Youth Uganda. All projects received funding adding up to a total of €23,475.
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.