Bilitis Humanitarian Fund

Emergency support for LGBTQI+ in need

About the fund

In humanitarian aid initiatives, LGBTIQ+ people are frequently overlooked. At best, this could be due to a lack of cultural competency, and at worst, it could be a result of systemic discrimination against LGBTIQ+ people based on their sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. To put it frankly, LGBTIQ+ people simply cannot always rely on mainstream systems for assistance in a serious situation. However, in times of emergency, LGBTIQ+ individuals also have a basic right to survival and need access to food, water, transportation, safe housing, social support, skilled medical care, and medications for HIV and hormone replacement treatment.

Bilitis launched its humanitarian fund in 2020 as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and aided members of our community with financial and psychological help. We continued our support in 2022, and since the start of the Russian evasion in Ukraine, Bilitis is dedicated to helping LGBTIQ+ refugees from Ukraine in their struggle to endure this savagery. We are aware that the demand is great and that it will persist for many more weeks or even years.

How can we help

If you are an LGBTI+ Bulgarian citizen, refugee or asylum seeker and you are in Bulgaria, we can help you with:

  • Food vouchers
  • Medication expenses
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Transportation expenses
  • Therapy and counselling sessions
  • Social assistance

Your application will be reviewed by a steering committee and we will contact you as soon as possible with the results.

Apply for financial support

Our progress so far:


LGBTI+ people supported


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Help us support LBGTQ+ Ukrainian refugees

Donations to Bilitis Foundation’s Humanitarian Fund are being disbursed directly to LGBTIQ+ people, families and communities. Contributions provide immediate aid to LGBTIQ+ people in need of food, clothing, shelter, medical care (both physical and mental), medication, transportation for escape or return, and also other forms of humanitarian aid.

With the support of: