Last week, April 5, Ukrainian trans activist Anastasia Ieva Domani gave an interview to British radio publication Gaydio. Anastasia is a transgender activist and director of the NGO Cohort NGO and works for transgender people.
Anastasia decided to stay in the country after the start of the war, although many transgender people in Ukraine did not have that choice either.
“I have a strong feeling that I can help people,” said Anastasia in an interview with British media.
She also said that many transgender women cannot leave the country because their passports still state that they are men.
When asked what the trans community in Ukraine needs most, Anastasia said that most suffer from a lack of medication and hormones.
The medical crisis in the country was created after the occupier Russia barbarically bombed a number of hospitals, including pediatric clinics.
According to the World Health Organization, published in late March, the occupying country has carried out more than 70 attacks on hospitals, ambulances and doctors in Ukraine. This number is growing daily.
Anastasia, the founder of Cohort NGO, who has been working for transgender people in Ukraine for many years, called on the audience to donate and named the organizations that work for LGBTQ human rights (Cohort NGO, Kyiv Pride, Trans Generation, Insight).
Anastasia said during the radio broadcast that she is not afraid of violence and it is important for her to stay in Ukraine and help the LGBTQ community from Ukraine.
“If I had gone somewhere else, I would not have found my place, I would be able to rest and I would have reprimanded myself. From here I can do what is necessary for our community. It makes me stronger to see that I help people. ”
According to Ukrainian data, as a result of the Russian war, more than 20,000 people have died in Ukraine, and more than 4 million people have left the country.