About Rémy

Rémy Bonny is a political scientist and LGBTQI activist from Belgium. He is a specialist in the way the LGBTI-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.

Rémy Bonny takes great risks to pursue rights for the LGBT-community. Despite threats to his person – he does not give up his fight for human rights. His courage is boundless.

Marc S. Ellenbogen – Chair Global Panel Foundation, President The Prague Society & Member Of The National Advisory Board of The US Democratic Party (2004-2010)

To see such a young person fighting so hard for equality reassures me that our future is in safe hands. Rémy’s work is impactful and incredibly important.

Ben Hunte – BBC LGBT Correspondent

Recent Posts

Transgenders Outed In Armenia On Social Media

On April 23, two transgender women, E.P and A. Gh., reported to Armenian Trans Rights Organisation Right Side that a number of people had posted photos and information of their passports on Facebook and Instagram.  The concerned transgender women were subjected to discrimination and hate speech via social media: “they received numerous threats, mocking and insulting comments”, according … Continue reading Transgenders Outed In Armenia On Social Media

PRIDE #6: Queer Journalism In Hungary & Hate Crimes In Ukraine (Podcast)

In this IDAHOT special, Rémy Bonny discusses writing about LGBTQ-issues as a journalist in Hungary with Ádám András Kanicsár. Journalists are under a lot of pressure by the government, many reports say. Ukraine‘s parliament is dealing with a new hate crime law protecting the LGBTQ-community. Andrii Kravchuk from Ukraine’s oldest LGBTQ-organisation Nash Mir explains it.  This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and … Continue reading PRIDE #6: Queer Journalism In Hungary & Hate Crimes In Ukraine (Podcast)

“They are trying to intimidate us”: Polish activists sued for exposing LGBTI Free Zones

Ordi Iuris, the Polish ultraconservative organisation, announced that they will legally represent 5 LGBTI Free Zones in a court case against the LGBTI activist that revealed them. Ordo Iuris has close connections to the Polish conservative government, who has over the last years made the judiciary less independent from the government. Jakub Gawron: “They are … Continue reading “They are trying to intimidate us”: Polish activists sued for exposing LGBTI Free Zones

Ukraine: New LGBTI Hate Crime Bill Is Real Test For European Commitment

4 pieces of legislation in the Ukrainian Parliament dealing with hate crimes: 3 defending LGBTI-people & 1 defending religious groups. Religious pro-Russian MPs are extremely vocal, while liberal pro-European MPs stay silent. President Volodymyr Zelensky has stayed silent over the matter.  Hate crime legislation in Ukraine’s criminal code is an important commitment of Ukraine after … Continue reading Ukraine: New LGBTI Hate Crime Bill Is Real Test For European Commitment

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