Interactive Map

About Roma LGBT+:

We are the only non-profit organization in Europe dedicated to the LGBTIQ minority’s Romani members and the issue of their multiple discrimination. Not only do majority societies frequently discriminate against members of this minority because of their ethnic origin or sexual orientation, but also Romani society discriminates against them because Romani society is usually very traditionally oriented and usually perceives LGBTIQ identity to be something unacceptable. An entire Romani community or family can go so far as to excommunicate an LGBTIQ person, who sometimes ends up alone and homeless, without family or friends.

What we do:

We are responding to the critical situation of those LGBTI people of Romani origin who are targeted by different forms of disadvantage and of multiple discrimination in such a way as to be displaced from inclusion and integration measures and policies. The peripheral position of this community intensifies their vulnerability and increases the risk that they will be targeted by hate speech, stigmatization, homophobia and lack of acceptance by society overall.

Hiding their sexual orientations and their gender identities is usually the only protection LGBTIQ men and women of Romani origin have against becoming excommunicated or socially isolated. It is, therefore, necessary to increase efforts to remove the barriers to their inclusion, which are known to the public, and to strengthen the interventions defending them so they can enjoy their rights domestically and at the European level.

Ara Art created an interactive map, where you can seek help. You can click on the map or search a specific organisation and you will get contacts that are closest to your area. All the organisations are in Europe working with LGBT+ people of Romani origin. -

If you are a Non-profit organisation (NGO) in Europe working with LGBT+ people of Romani origin and you are not on the map or know some NGO, please contact us.