From July-September 2021, our social worker provided a total of 15 consultations to LGBT people. The main claims of the beneficiaries were related to family members and acquaintances, where the beneficiary was forcibly outed (the information about their sexual orientation and gender identity was publicized without their consent). There were also several requests relating to accommodation, psychological support and health care, which were supported and handled by the social worker.
12 counselings were provided by the community officer. They were mainly concerned the referral of psychological support, housing, interpersonal issues, fears of being outed at work, in the family, in the army as well as violation of rights on the basis of SOGI.
77 counselings were provided by the lawyers, which were mainly focused on representation in courts or police stations, appeals against criminal cases, name changing, etc.
Moreover, during these three months, Pink also provided 203 psychological counseling sessions. They mainly concerned family members and acquaintances, as well as interpersonal relationships in the workplace and both difficulties and consequences arising as a result. Other issues concerned acceptance or concealment of sexual orientation, as well as discrimination faced within the family on the basis of SOGI.
The main issues raised by the beneficiaries were related to seeking accommodation, interpersonal issues, fears of being outed in the workplace, family, army, as well as representations in courts or police stations, criminal appeals, and name changing.