Founded in 2001, Gayten was the first organization in Serbia to acknowledge and base its work primarily on gender identity and expression. Its mission is to contribute to removing all forms of violence and discrimination toward LGBTIQ persons. Gayten’s advocacy contributed to the adoption by the Serbian Parliament of amendments to the law on healthcare, enabling body modification procedures for trans people to be covered by health insurance. In addition to advocacy, Gayten builds and empowers trans, intersex and queer communities through support groups, an LGBT SOS help line, culture and arts, education, and networking. Kris Randjelovic, coordinator of Gayten’s trans and intersex section, identifies as intersex and trans, and led the call to form Gayten’s intersex support group two years ago. Gayten is conducting qualitative research on intersex issues, and translating and publishing information to aid in the education of medical professionals, intersex people and their families.
Check out our 2018 International Trans Day of Visibility video featuring an interview with Gayten-LGBT’s Intersex Section Coordinator Kristian Randjelovic:
Kristian was also featured in our 2016 Intersex Awareness Day video: