Organization:Lighthouse Far East Public LGBT movement "Mayak"
Where:Vladivostok, Russia
Project:Winter LGBT Sports Festival “Shine of the East”
Grant awarded:
€4,700, July 2016


Lighthouse Far East Public LGBT Movement “Mayak” aims to protect human rights and fight discrimination of LGBT people, as well as to provide them social, psychological and educational support.

Based in Vladivostok, the Far East of Russia, human rights issues and LGBT rights are even more vital and important to pursue. With PlanetRomeo Foundation’s funding, Mayak plans to gather LGBT people and volunteers from remote parts of East Russia and bring them together to a winter LGBT sports festival. Besides participating in a sports tournament, Mayak will empower them through education on human rights issues and promote a healthy lifestyle.