I am a lesbian, and a proud LGBT+ community member. Over the last few years I was engaged in marriage equality campaign being a board member and co-president of the Love Does Not Exclude Association.
Coming from Warsaw, and having grown up in a friendly and accepting environment, I benefit from certain privileges. On the other hand, I can’t marry my partner. I feel that our love and mutual commitment are invisible to the society. But my family, friend, and neighborhood communities do a lot to protect me from homophobia every day.
My years of activism and meeting our community members made me realise that as LGBT+ people, we function in different environments and we bring change in diverse communities. I admire everyone who, despite their personal situation, which can often be very difficult, has the courage and enthusiasm to work to increase LGBT+ people’s acceptance. I know money and support is often lacking in this work. Our Fund will change that.