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A First-of-its-kind

"A collaboration on this scale...
...has not occurred before."

About the Project

The project, "Encouraging Diversity through Cultural Collaboration," is an international partnership between Samara Regional LGBT Movement Avers (Самарское Регинальное Общественное ЛГБТ Движение Аверс) and PrideCenter of St. Louis. The Project is a first-of-its-kind endeavor; a collaboration on this scale between an American LGBTQ+ center and a Russian LGBTQ+ center has not occurred before.

The project consists of several components, developed collaboratively by the St. Louis and Samara-based teams. The project includes:

Goals of the project include:

About PrideCenter

PrideCenter was founded in the spring of 2017 by a committee of Pride St. Louis. Their goal was to provide an LGBTQIA+ community center through creation of a safer place for people in the community. PrideCenter hopes to expand their role as a community-based leader. PrideCenter offers a meeting space, a computer lab, and a library with the largest collection of LGBTQIA+ focused books in the region. Help is still needed to continually provide PrideCenter's services. Any donations, whether items or a monetary contribution, are tax-deductible.

About Avers

The Samara Regional LGBT Movement Avers, or simply Avers, has several important goals: