I’m a researcher and a lesbian, I come from Warsaw and I live here. I’m a member of the Love Does Not Exclude Association, where I started my LGBT+ activism.
I would like to feel comfortable not only in big cities, but everywhere in Poland. I would like to hold my partner’s hand, and to not have to guess how safe it might be. There are many ways for us, LGBT+ people, to be able to feel proud, safe, and at home. My dream is to create an environment for a supportive community, promoting diversity and meeting varied needs of the local communities.
While working with local initiatives, I have seen and experienced how complex requirements of grant competitions prevent small organizations from implementing their ideas that are most needed in their communities. I want For a Change Fund to strengthen your organizations to deliver what is important to you.