Socialization of LGBT community in Belarus

03/09/2008
Submitted by Svyatoslav Sementsov, TEMA, Pride.by

From August 2008, activists of TEMA start to volunteer for Mother Teresa Missionary of Charity in Gomel (78 Sovetskaya st.). Two times a month gays and lesbians will help for free on cooking and distributing meal for poor, home less and disables people.

Mother Teresa Missionary of Charity in Gomel is only one place in Gomel witch provide 150 sleeping places, hot meal and medicaments free of charge, for poor, home less and disables people.

27 August 2008, Svyatoslav Sementsov - leader of TEMA got Symbol of “Honorary Blood Donor of Belarus”. According to Belarusian law, each person witch donate more than 13,740 liter during life, receive this Symbol and social preferences from government. Svyatoslav Sementsov starts donate blood from 2001, during student time and doing it one time in two months.

Now time 7 activists of TEMA donate there blood for Gomel Regional Clinical Hospital (5 Brat’ev Lizucovih st., www.gomelreghosp.com) one time in two months. It means that gays and lesbians of Gomel donate almost 20 liters a year for people who really need it.

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