Loimu has made donations of 1,000 euros to rainbow-specific youth work and another 1,000 euros to Together with Pride work aimed at asylum seekers and refugees from sexual and gender minorities.
Young people belonging to sexual and gender minorities are in a particularly vulnerable position. The goal of the year-round youth work at Helsinki Pride Community is to develop youth work in such a way that every young person can be themselves, feel solidarity and get the support they need. Discriminatory structures and normative attitudes in society hit young people hardest. Youth work provides safe spaces, peer-to-peer activities and professional support.
Together with Pride work offers professional support and peer support groups and advocates for the rights of LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers and refugees. The goal is for more and more people to find the service.
“Equality is one of Loimu’s values. That’s why, this year as well, we are pleased to support Helsinki Pride Community’s goal to eliminate inequalities in culture, language, and society’s structures, values and standards. We at Loimu want to promote equality both in working life and elsewhere in Finnish society,” says Mikko Salo, Executive Director of Loimu.
Helsinki Pride Community is a non-governmental organisation and an expert organisation whose goal is to eliminate inequalities in culture, language and social structures, values and standards.