In 2019, we launched Unit, a network of reporters covering LGBTQ-related topics in the post-Soviet space. A lot has been accomplished: we hosted meetings and workshops, published articles in Russian, German and English. Recently we kicked-off an internship-program and started a Telegram-Chat for those who produce LGBTQ-themed content, are eager to exchange experience and learn more about professional opportunities. Most importantly, we have not just built a network (which also included activists) but connected fellow thinkers from various countries: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Germany and USA.
We tell the stories of people who just want to be themselves. That’s why they are being persecuted at home. Our mission is to make everyone familiar with them and their plight. With no money to pay the honoraria and cover the corresponding risks, we can’t do that.
Having managed to secure some financing from charities and human rights organizations, we still can't cover the editorial expenses fully. We need your support!
In Februar 2020 we are launching a new initiative: editorial support for journalists!
We help journalists writing in Russian on LGBTQ-related to topics to realize their vision: They can pitch their idea to us and we provide them with...
.... editorial support: we revise and improve their text by our in-house editor
.... publishing support: we use our contacts to media in the Russian-, English- and German-speaking world to get the material published
.... financial support: if the idea seems exceptionally promising, we will support it financially (research, travel or translation costs) or honoraria for the authors
Learn more (in Russian) about the initiative and help us reach our goals!
Scroll down to support us with 5 to 30 euros monthly.
Where can I read Unit’s articles?
We put together the full list right here.
How else can I support Unit?
You can also make a one-off PayPal donation.
I have a great idea of an article or a partnership offer. Where should I write?