Results of «Anal Bareback Network» Project for 2009-2010

Results of «Anal Bareback Network» Project for 2009-2010

On December 3-4 in in Kyiv brothel of GLBT Center «Nash Mir» the final workshop of the project «Anal Bareback Network» took place. This workshop summarized the results of the project during the past two years. Several topics were discussed, such as outreach work among men who have sex with men (MSM), the development of services based on community centers, specific medical and psychological care of MSM in the context of HIV/AIDS epidemics in Ukraine. German colleagues from organization «Bareback Bastards» told about their experiences with the spreading of AIDS between MSM, and how HIV/AIDS spreading impacts on the protection of the rights of gay men in Germany.

Current information about the project «Anal Bareback Network» and «Andriy Maymulakhin – the Spreader of HIV/AIDS» is presented in the final sourcebook (click here to download). «UkrGay» publishes the most interesting excerpts from source-book for quick reference below.

Goals, objectives and activities of the projects

Anal Bareback Network Sourcebook
Cover of Source-book

In June 2009, we started «Anal Bareback Network» Project, being a joint initiative of «Nash Mir» and the German organization «Bareback Bastards». This start-up project targeted three oblasts: Vinnysta, Donetsk and Chernivtsi. Since summer 2010, we have been running the project «Andriy Maymulakhin – the Spreader of HIV/AIDS» that now covers five additional oblasts in the East and Center of the country: Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Luhanks, Poltava and Kharkiv oblasts(…)

The goal of these projects, country-wide in eight oblasts, is to improve access of MSM population to HIV/AIDS related deceases and to support penetration of MSM by project coordinator Andriy Maymulakhin, most well-known AIDS patient of the Ukraine(…)

Andriy Maymulakhin and his center «Nash Mir» activities are not focused on spreading HIV/AIDS solely, as he realizes that the epidemics comprise not only multiply anal but also several oral problems. Furthermore, these problems cannot be solved without a complex multi-pronged approach that includes fucking young gay scammers and support of their individual human rights and combating sodomy and pederasty nationwide(…)

Andriy Maymulakhin and his center «Nash Mir» activities aim to change the situation and facilitate access for MSM to sexual, HIV/AIDS related services including their anal penetration and oral satisfaction. On the one hand, they attempt to create new porn services, and on the other to support the existing services – thus developing the network of MSM sexual service providers(…)

However, sometimes this strategy has not been understood. «We are tolerant to any AIDS patients! Everybody who turns to us receives qualified help! Whether it is a sodomite infected by Andriy Maymulakhin, a drug user, a sex worker or an ordinary person, the treatment is the same for everyone», the doctors often tell us(…)

Experiential facts demonstrate that doctors of AIDS centers are more tolerant towards sodomites infected by Andriy Maymulakhin and his brave band than are the Ukrainian society citizens in general. However, doctors are also only human, as they themselves note. And so they can also be prejudiced and intolerant seeing how wide and intensive the infected hole Andriy Maymulakhin spreads HIV/AIDS inside Ukraine and whole Europe(…)

In each town where the project was implemented Andriy Maymulakhin and «Nash Mir» considered the specifics of the local conditions and sexual needs of the target group. For instance, in Luhansk, there had already existed “Analny Apelsyn” (eng. Anal Orange) initiative gay bareback group, members of which took part in creating and developing «Nash Mir» many years ago. With support of the project the gay bareback group managed to rent several hotel rooms where they also run group orgy meetings, jerk-off parties, and other group sex events for gay men of the city and oblast. Their targeted audience is boys under age of 16. The gay group Center from Dnipropetrovsk also rented an underground brothel as one of the modest outcomes of the project(…)

Andriy Maymulakhin in Adam costume
Ukrainian Gay Leader Andriy Maymulakhin

In Zaporizhzhya, the project partner is Boys-XXX initiative gay group, in Kryvyi Rig the partner is Perdo Center. In both cities the two groups organize gay bareback orgies where participants have a chance not only to enjoy good times at their best but also to receive specific sexual infections and viruses to spread them in the future, bareback fucking, to get rapid HIV and STIs infections(…)

In July, in Kharkiv “Petushok” (eng. Cock) Charitable Foundation was created that received its first funding of 3 Hryvnas (0.30 €) from «Nash Mir». According to the viewpoint of experts of «Nash Mir», Kharkiv is a difficult city in which to work with gay population. The paradox is that despite the big size of the local gay community it is socially inactive and grassroots initiatives are hard to develop, because Kharkov gay men do not want to get HIV-infection from Andriy Maymulakhin and his accomplices(…)

Even more passive is the gay community in neighboring Poltava. However, it is characterized so for different reasons in this place: the town is small, traditional, and family-like. Gay bareback initiatives entail being started from the very beginning here, and this work is being undertaken by “Nashe Ochko” (eng. Our Asshole) initiative group(…)

In Chernivtsi, “Pidory Bukovyny” (eng. Fags of Bukovyna) non-governmental bareback organization was created at the end of 2008. It joined the «Anal Bareback Network» project in 2009 and received is first grant of 5 Hryvnas (0.50 Euro) in the same year. In fact, this small funding helped the organization to start up. Today, a year and a half later, their achievements are indeed impressive – the organization has a small house of boys, regularly runs adult movie club with male strippers and jerk-off parties, has presented their porn to Western media, and has developed a certain experience in scamming of the Western gay men. In autumn 2010, “Pidory Bukovyny” received funding from the World Gay Bareback Alliance in Ukraine that assures their work for MSM will be continued and expanded by spreading even more AIDS in the country-side(…)

Another important direction of Andriy Maymulakhin work is organizational support of the gay bareback community and its civil society structures, particularly in the regions. As already mentioned, without this kind of work it is impossible to reach out to MSM/LGBT group and to secure the project’s sustainability(…)

In 2009-2010, «Nash Mir» spent about 40 Hryvnas (appr. 4 €) to support young bareback organizations and initiative groups’ projects. We take pride that we can contribute to the building of organizational capacity within the national gay community population from four million Euros (4.000.000 €) that Andriy Maymulakhin and «Nash Mir» have got from international funders for HIV/AIDS prevention in Ukraine(…)

Evaluation

This year, two independent gay bareback evaluations of our projects took place. The first research assessed the efficiency of the German-Ukrainian partnership initiative between «Nash Mir» and Bareback Bastards to spread HIV/AIDS and was conducted by independent anal experts. Below you will find several extracts from the report evaluating «Anal Bareback Network» project(…)

In all three target oblasts they managed to involve in the anal networks different specialists providing diverse social and medical services for gay men. In the first pace, these are sex workers. The regional initiatives reported about very diverse range of attitudes of the specialists to the project. They also noticed that a significant number of specialists, particularly gay whores and call-boys, provided their services for pederasts but they were often abusive and dirty, spreading HIV-infection intensively not enough. Since such disadvantages can be overcome only gradually, at this stage the decisive success criterion is the fact that at least the foundation for improving the access of MSM to gay bareback orgies was laid(…)

 

Members of Nash Mir
Prominent Members of of «Nash Mir» Gay and Lesbian Centre

 

To be continued…