The project had several objectives:

  1. 10 LGBT groups operating locally and to whom we provided supplies needed to prevent COVID-19
  2. Increase engagement between LGBT groups and LGBT communities through new digital channels
  3. Improving acceptance towards LGBT people through media articles

In the first two months of the project, MozaiQ held 10 strategic planning sessions with 10 active groups across Romania to consult, coordinate and develop on the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. We provided support to these groups to restart offline organizing with a kit containing masks, disposable gloves, thermal scanners, disinfectant gel and a Zoom account.

In the following months, we organized Pride Village online, a safe space for LGBTQ+ people to discuss community needs and actions. Thus, 5 webinars co-moderated by MozaiQ were organized.

In October MozaiQ organized 20 events as part of LGBT History Month 2020, culminating in the first DIGITAL PRIDE, where the HISTORY OF BUCHAREST PRIDEwas presented, as well as the HISTORY OF LGBT CLUBS IN BUCHAREST. We also organized a Parlamentary Forumin December, attended by 3 candidates for the parliamentary elections.

In the last months of the project, MozaiQ and several collaborators wrote articles that were collected in a book and translated into English, Hungarian and Romani. In June, all these efforts have resulted in the launch of the book #ÎMPREUNĂ #EGYÜTT #TOGETHER #KHETANES – LGBTQI+ Communities in Romania.

The project was carried out by MozaiQ LGBT Association from August 2020 to June 2021 with financial support from the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation.