LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Creating Opportunities

My experience of an intersex campaign

Daniela Ferrazza, Researcher at the user experience design agency Fifth Beat (Italy)


I clearly remember the moment we spoke about this project for the first time. It was the morning after celebrations for my 40 years. The evening before, I drunk as I had 20, so I made twice the effort to follow Raffaele’s speech. Hangovers have strict rules.

Who is Raffaele? Who am I? What was the project about?

We vote too!

Stefan Sparavalo, Media&Public Relations Coordinator of Da Se Zna!


We find political participation of LGBT+ people (as well as representation of our community within political parties and their programs) of utter importance for the overall advancement of the position of LGBT+ community in one society.

Is Cyprus PrEPy? An opportunity that was created by Creating Opportunities Programme

Monica Panayi, Vice-President of Accept Cyprus


Being an activist in a small country like Cyprus can be a herculean task for both ACCEPT LGBT Cyprus (ACCEPT) and the AIDS Solidarity Movement (ASM). A lot of times, the limited access to funding and resources makes our job extremely difficult. Therefore, creating something for the better good is an important achievement.

“I have heard powerful stories…” – the I am Here for You project

Farkhad Musazov, Partnership specialist, Kyrgyz Indigo, Kyrgyzstan.


“I am Here for You”supported by Creating Opportunities programme, is the project that helps to share stories of LGBT acceptance within their own siblings. These are all life stories about acceptance, love, support and the overcoming of difficulties together.