Main Objective

is to create an inclusive and LGBTQI culturally competent health sector through a participatory approach. It aims to combat any LGBTQI discrimination and raise awareness among healthcare professionals on LGBTQI definitions, rights and needs.

Activities

Development of targeted LGBTQI principles and guidelines for the Health Professionals. Piloting an LGBTQI culturally competent structure and assessment and Dissemination activities.

Expected Results

Improved knowledge concerning LGBTQI needs, stereotypes & inclusive attitudes, trained health professionals with specialized knowledge on LGBTQI needs, increased awareness of challenges that the LGBTQI people face in the health sector, established channels and trusted relationships between healthcare providers and LGBTQI individuals.

Press Releases - News

Program of educational seminars «LGBTQI people in the health sector: access, rights, care, challenges»

As part of the European program PARADISO: “Participatory Approach for Raising Awareness and fighting Discrimination against Sexual and gender Orientation in the healthcare sector”, an educational two-day seminar is organised, with the title «LGBTQI people in the health sector: access, rights, care, challenges», which will take place in various cities of Greece. The aim of…

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Invitation to educational seminar «LGBTQI people in the health sector: access, rights, care, challenges»: 18-19 January 2019

As part of the European program PARADISO: “Participatory Approach for Raising Awareness and fighting Discrimination against Sexual and gender Orientation in the healthcare sector”, an educational seminar is organised, with the title «LGBTQI people in the health sector: access, rights, care, challenges». The aim of the program is to create an inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQΙ[1] people…

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Invitation to educational seminar «LGBTQI people in the health sector: access, rights, care, challenges»

As part of the European program PARADISO: “Participatory Approach for Raising Awareness and fighting Discrimination against Sexual and gender Orientation in the healthcare sector”, an educational seminar is organised, with the title «LGBTQI people in the health sector: access, rights, care, challenges». The aim of the program is to create an inclusive and safe environment for LGBTQΙ[1] people…

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Empowerment and Support Services and Programs for LGBTQI people

11528 - By Your Side

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Greek Nationwide Psychological Support Helpline “11528 – By Your Side” for LGBTQI+ people, their families, and educators is the only LGBTQI+ oriented psychological service in Greece, an initiative with immense importance, as the phenomenon of homophobia and transphobia, even between the profession of psychologists, is very high.

The helpline operates from Monday to Friday from 12:00 to 18:00 (except public holidays), while counselling, psychosocial and psychological support and crisis intervention are also provided by face-to-face personal sessions (up to 8 in two months). Sessions are offered free of charge after the appropriate assessment of the needs, they are scheduled by appointment and with respect to the priority order. People can also contact us via Skype (diplasou.11528). Both calls and face-to-face personal sessions respect ethical principles, human rights and they are confidential and anonymous.

The Steering Committee of “11528 – By Your Side” is composed by four key-LGBTQI+ organizations in Greece: Athens Pride, Thessaloniki Pride, Positive Voice and Gay & Lesbian Community of Greece (OLKE).

Tell us!

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Is a program implemented by Colour Youth – Athens LGBTQ Youth Community that aims to record incidents of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic violence and discrimination face their consequences, inform and sensitize society on the issue.

When they offend you because you are holding hands in the street, when you are threatened because of your appearance, when you are afraid to show who you really are … Tell us!

Make your experience count in the fight against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Transcending Youth – Supporting Trans Youth

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If you are a young trans or non-cis person and want to learn more about the available procedures for legal gender recognition and change of legal documents, or the procedures for medical transition contact us!

Our aim is to:

  • Inform trans youth about the procedures for legal gender recognition and medical transition.
  • Support trans youth by accompanying them to all relevant services for legal gender recognition and medical transition procedures.
  • Empower trans youth and help them develop their skills through trainings.
  • Create a safe space in which, all of us young trans people, can meet up, get to know each other and discuss issues that affect us.
  • Inform and educate staff, members and volunteers of organisations that offer health-related services, on issues affecting trans people.
  • Increase the visibility of trans youth and raise awareness on issues that affect us.

All contacts are confidential and your anonymity is ensured.

Empowerment Groups for LGBTQ+ people

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Colour Youth Athens LGBTQ Youth Community runs, for the 6th year, empowerment groups for LGBTQ+ people. Aim of the groups is to explore different identities the way each person experiences them, and the sharing of experiences and emotions.  Our goal is personal empowerment through interaction and coexistence in a safe place.

There are two empowerment groups:

  • Sexual orientation Group for non-straight people (lesbian, gay, bi, asexual, pansexual, queer and other)
  • Gender Identity Group for non-cisgender people (trans men, trans women, non binary, genderqueer, questioning and other).

Since aim of the groups is to explore identities in an experiential way, a prerequisite for participating in the groups is that issues around sexual orientation or gender identity, respectively, concern each person on a personal level.

Each person can take part in all the groups and for as many meetings as they wish

Empowering the trans community

The program “Empowering the trans community” began as co-operation between PRAKSIS and the Greek Transgender Support Association, in January 2017. Its goal is to support the community of trans and, in general, gender-diverse and intersex people, through activities of health promotion and empowerment / skills’ building in sectors such as advocacy, fundraising, communication, etc.

The program “Empowering the trans community” supports and empowers not only trans people but also their families and partners.

Food supplying program against poverty

Many trans people, due to the economic crisis, but also due to the great exclusion they face in their everyday lives and especially on the employment sector, are not able to cover their daily basic survival needs.

The Greek Transgender Support Association, from the day it was founded, supports trans people in need, while from 2013 until today, in the context of the program of Bodossaki Foundation for fighting poverty, ensured the provision of food and first aid items to twenty five (25) trans people that have applied, providing the relevant documents that account for their difficulty to make living arrangements.

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