women leadership / education / psychological and social assistance / media and campaigning / LGBTQ+ / arts and cultural projects and events / feminism

Belarus. Minsk

Coverage: Belarus (Minsk and regions); for online platform – Russian and Belarusian speaking online users.

Type: NGO/NPO/Social Enterprise.

Description: MAKEOUT is a Belarusian feminist anti-discriminatory project about gender and sexuality that seeks to heighten the awareness, promote mindfulness, and strengthen the LGBTQ-community and other vulnerable groups, which face sexual and gender identity discrimination.

Aims and objectives: We create online and offline safer spaces for LGBTQ-people in Belarus. Additionally, the project aims to empower Belarusian LGBTQ-individuals in Minsk and regions and shape a community of reflective assertive proactive LGBTQ-people. 

Main activities: 

  • Various educational and cultural events (i.e. workshops, lectures, roundtables, screenings and discussions), raising issues of gender, sexuality, identity, antidiscrimination, feminism, etc.
  • Online magazine – original articles and translations.
  • Media campaigns.
  • Special project “Coming out”, documenting personal experiences of self-identification.
  • Special project “Retro” and Queer Archive, archiving LGBTQ-history in Belarus.
  • meta – queer festival.
  • PSY-project.
  • MAKEOUT cinema club.