Insight Public Organization was created in 2007 by a group of feminist lesbians and trans activists to build a platform for “others,” people marginalized within the LGBT community and broader society. Over the past decade, they have established their work nationally as a strong, and well-respected feminist and LGBTQ movement organization that engages in educational, advocacy, cultural and social programs to meet the needs, represent and protect the rights of LBTIQ communities. In recent years, they have also made important gains building public support with broader civil society and social justice allies. For example, they established an Equality Festival in 2014 to be a platform for all oppressed social groups. Despite homophobic threats and right-wing counter-organizing, over the last couple of years, Insight’s Equality Festival has become the most visible cultural festival in Ukraine, traveling to all 5 regions of the country with active participation and mobilization from non-LGBT groups. They are working to achieve new and strengthened legal protections from SOGI-based discrimination and violence, end the currently violent and discriminatory procedures for gender-affirming surgeries and treatment and establish a rights-based legal regulation for intersex people to receive medical help if needed.
Insight Public Organization was created in 2007 by a group of feminist lesbians and trans activists to build a platform for “others,” people marginalized within the LGBT community and broader society.