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Prevention of homophobia and bullying of young LGBT people

Year of granting the aid: 2014
Realisation date: 01.09.2014 – 30.11.2015
Amount: 1 683 000 CZK
Organization: Prague Pride, z.s.

The goal of the project is the prevention of violence and bullying against lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transgender people (hereafter „LGBT“), crisis intervention, suicide intervention, prevention of drug abuse and depression among LGBT persons. Those phenomena often occur among LGBT persons when they are rejected by their families or their close environment. Special attention will be given to LGBT persons belonging to Romani minority in the CR, who face specific problems related to their cultural, social and family background and higher vulnerability due to their multiple disadvantages. The aim of the project is to create a web portal, which will: provide serious and extensive information on coming out, on issues connected to sexual orientation, on bullying or violence. The portal will also provide free confidential peer to peer counseling service for LGBT young people. The counseling will be provided by members of youth, Roma, Vietnamese or transgender organizations focusing on LGBT people. Project will also focus on professional aid – we will create a training for professionals and will train 150 psychologist or psychotherapists and social workers. We will also make a list of professional who can work with LGBT people without prejudice. A nationwide campaign will focus on homophobic behaviour that can result in suicides of young persons, the goal is to raise awareness of the general public on these issues. The target group of the project are young people with a focus on young LGBT people, Roma LGBT and transgender people, as well as their parents and closest environments. The secondary target group is the general public. A serious and compact intervention service for young LGBT people, which is missing in the Czech Republic, a nationwide anti-homophobia campaign and the networking of LGBT organizations – those are the results of the project.