Mongolia’s non-membership, public interest, non-governmental organisations work on issues pertinent to the entire society that the government is directly accountable for, but which, unfortunately, are either ignored or not engaged in by the government sufficiently. So is the case with the LGBT Centre: we work towards a greater goal of promoting equality for all – regardless of any distinction, especially on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity – into a reality. The LGBT Centre has been working since 2007 to educate, advocate and impact the society overall as well as legislators and the government on human rights pertaining to LGBTI people to enable a full and meaningful enjoyment of all human rights by LGBTI people in Mongolia without discrimination. In order to achieve this, we rely on individual and institutional donations as well as development/human rights funds available in Mongolia and abroad. Thanks to such support, we have been able to work continuously to achieve remarkable advancement of LGBTI rights in just a short period (officially since 2009 December, and unofficially since March 2007): inclusion of non-discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in a host of laws (in the healthcare and cultural sectors) and outlawing discrimination itself as a criminal offence under the new Criminal Code of 2015, effective 1 July 2017, numerous recommendations from the UN and other international treaty bodies to pass a stand-alone, comprehensive and broad-based anti-discrimination legislation, and a new era of engaging the society around LGBTI rights through comprehensive programming, arts and culture.
Of course. Donor-advised donations are utilised for the specified purposes only, whereas general donations are utilised in the programming activities. In order to donate for specific issues, please indicate the issue (for example, Equality & Pride Days, or Arts-4-Rights initiative, etc.) you’re donating towards in the bank transfer.
Where no specific purpose is indicated, donations are utilised for the Centre’s programming activities such as various trainings for various partner organisations, research and surveys, counselling and other direct services, and advocacy events held around specific dates such as IDAHOT, National Coming Out Day or Stop Trans Pathologisation World Action Day. Donations are also utilised to fund activities of the annual Equality & Pride Days, Safe Workplace and Arts-4-Rights Initiatives. Donations are not used for administrative purposes that include staff salaries, office rent and utilities.
The LGBT Centre’s programmatic and non-programmatic areas cover a huge array of issues, please consult the Programmes and Initiatives sections of the website for more information. If you are unable to see any information on issues you want to donate towards, you can always contact the Centre directly to find out if we work or plan to work on the issues you’re interested in donating towards.
The LGBT Centre has a tiny executive team that manages policy advocacy, international advocacy, policy and practice research and training as well as community empowerment and mobilisation, which means we need people like you who can donate their time and brains and sometimes even their products towards the LGBTI rights cause.
If you’re interested in donating your time, please contact our Youth Programme and get registered as a volunteer. After receiving a volunteer training, you will be able to dedicate your time to the LGBTI rights cause.
If you’re interested in donating your products for the Equality & Pride Days, for example, you can contact the Centre. Without people donating their time and their products, the Equality & Pride Days, and even this website would have been impossible.
If you are an expert in your field, you can put your candidature forward for the Board membership. The Board is made up of experts in their respective areas who are serving the Centre on a voluntary basis.
The LGBT Centre works to eliminate discrimination, be it on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs or lack thereof, ethnicity, race, or language, and upholds non-discrimination principle in its human resource policies. Simply put, to work for the Centre, one doesn’t need to be LGBTI or identify as an LGBTI person. Since 2014, we operationalised this policy internally, and as a result, we are proud that we have cisgender, straight allies as staff members, volunteers and Board members working for the LGBTI rights cause. The only requirement we have for our prospective employees is to fit in with the education/work experience profile required for the position, and for our Board members, to have a deep commitment and capacity to contribute to improving the LGBTI rights situation in Mongolia.
Bank: Golomt Bank
Account number: 1105003055 (USD), 1405012628 (MNT)
Recipient: LGBT Centre NGO