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Moscow Community Center for LGBT+ Initiatives



Shelter for protection of migrants in Russia 2021

With the help of donations from the Rainbow Fund, MCC (Moscow Community Center) 2017 opened a sheltered for LGBT+ people. MCC get support during 2022 and 2023 to continue and develop their work.

In the first years, the shelter mainly received people who fled for their lives from Chechnya due to the increased oppression of LGBT+ people in Chechnya. The situation in Chechnya received a great deal of international attention.

In this shelter, people having safe space for recover, for support, to find job and start life again.

Moscow Community Center

The Moscow Community Center for LGBT+ Initiatives began its work in 2015. Now it is a resource for LGBT + initiatives in the region, as well as organizations and initiative. It is an open platform for the implementation of various projects aimed at enlightenment, education, creativity and support of the LGBT + community of the Moscow region. The main mission is to consolidate and strengthen the LGBT + communities in Moscow and the Moscow region.

Few secure accomodations exist

he Moscow Shelter for LGBT+ people who find themselves in a difficult life situation is the only Shelter for LGBT+ people. It is a safe space that helps people who have suffered from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Moscow is a big city with a large number of internal migrants. Many people endure persecution in small towns and they come to Moscow to find work and start a new life. Shelter for LGBT people in Moscow saves lives and destinies of many people. The shelter provides accommodation for at least 50 persons per year.

Since 2017, Regnbågsfonden has supported both MCC and the shelter. It includes renting apartments for the shelter, food, psychological and medical assistance.

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About Regnbågsfonden

The foundation’s purpose is to financially help LGBTQ organizations around the world, as well as individuals, preferably in countries where rainbow people are persecuted and harassed by authorities, police and religious institutions.