Rémy Bonny is the executive director of Forbidden Colours NPO. Forbidden Colours is an EU-wide fund that is working to make LGBTI-organisations more stable and sustainable. It serves as an advocacy group on defending LGBTIQ+ communities that are scapegoated by autocratic governments in Europe.
He is a political scientist and LGBTIQ+ activist from Belgium. He is a specialist in the way the LGBTIA+ movement’s demands construct international relations – specifically in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
In recent years, Rémy has been conducting research to the interactions between illiberal states like Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation and the European Union and former Soviet Republics. Therefore, he has been living in Budapest, Brussels, Warsaw and Venice.
He graduated in 2018 as a Master of Science in Political Science at the Free University of Brussels(VUB) – where his dissertation was supervised by the well-known professor in international relations Dr. Jonathan Holslag. After his Master, Rémy graduated from the postgraduate programme of the Global Campus of Human Rights.
As an advocate and researcher in LGBTQI-Politics, Rémy travels around the world to talk to LGBTI-organisations, high-level policy makers and academics about his research and the situation in their countries and in the EU. His work has been featured in many international media like Time, The Guardian, Sky News, Le Monde, Libération, El Paìs and many more.