Labrys

Year
2009
Location
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Amount
$27,780
Term
10 months

A grant to improve LGBT persons’ access to quality health services in five cities in Kyrgyzstan by developing a network of medical specialists who are sensitive to and trained in the health needs of LGBT persons. Project activities include: conducting a series of workshops on LGBT health for medical practitioners in southern Kyrgyzstan; supporting two specialists from the Amsterdam Gender Clinic to train surgeons at Kyrgyzstan’s National Center of Mental Health in gender affirming surgeries and administration of hormone therapies for transgender people undergoing medical transition; and producing and disseminating Russian and Kyrgyz language materials on LGBT health for medical specialists.