Issues of internalized homophobia and its impact on health and lives of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in 13 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) will be reviewed in a new survey by the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM).

The survey is intended to look into links between internalized homophobia and health-related behavior of gay men and other MSM: their safe sex behavior, condom usage, HIV testing and use of NGO services. The survey is unique for the region, as it covers 13 countries (Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, and Ukraine), which differ culturally, socio-politically and legislatively.

Popular social networks, such as Hornet and, as well as NGOs working on health for MSM, LGBT organizations, and other groups are among the partners of the online survey.

To participate, please fill in a questionnaire, translated into local languages.

In order to assist in the survey, please post one or several banners with survey link on your site or page. Banners in Russian are available below. For banners translated into local languages of CEECA countries please follow the link.

Deadline for the survey – September 15, 2017


* Internalized homophobia is negative attitude to one’s homosexuality that leads to psychological and social problems.













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2 Responses to ECOM launches a unique online survey on internalized homophobia in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  1. Dear ECOM,
    being a person with a disability is not an occupation. Have you ever heard of a human rights model of disability?

    • We never implied, or indicated so in the survey, that being a person with a disability is an occupation or that people with disabilities are not able to work.
      People with disabilities who have occupation can / should indicate so in the survey.
      In fact, the relevant reply option you seem to refer to, in other languages specifically says “Unable to work because of disability” – using respective legal terminology: Нетрудоспособный по инвалидности / Непрацездатний за інвалідністю / Мүгедектікке байланысты жұмысқа жарамсыз / Fără capacitate de muncă din cauza dizabilității
      We are sorry that the English translation failed to adequately give this distinction.


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