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.

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

Rémy is one of the best advocates in the world to raise LGBT-issues. We felt his kind, sensitive, professional and supportive approach towards the LGBT-community representatives in Armenia many times.

Lilit Martirosyan – Armenian Transgender Activist & Founder of ‘Right SIDE NGO’

Recent Posts

Download ‘Solidarity with Polish Stonewall’-Poster

The announcement of a two months prison sentence for a LGBTI-activist led to unseen protests on the streets of Warsaw. Hundreds of LGBTI-activists convened in front of the offices of the Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH – Poland’s biggest LGBTI-organisation).  At least 48 activists were detained, and several were injured, after the police used excessive violence to crackdown on … Continue reading Download ‘Solidarity with Polish Stonewall’-Poster

Extraordinary European Council on Crackdown on LGBTI-Community in Poland?!

Yesterday evening, the announcement of a two months prison sentence for a LGBTI-activist led to unseen protests on the streets of Warsaw. Hundreds of LGBTI-activists convened in front of the offices of the Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH – Poland’s biggest LGBTI-organisation).  At least 48 activists were detained Yesterday evening, and several were injured, after the police used extraordinary violence … Continue reading Extraordinary European Council on Crackdown on LGBTI-Community in Poland?!

A Europe without values is not worthy to be called a Union

The European Commission’s new LGBTI Equality Strategy has to go beyond the traditional trajectory of striving for rights for sexual and gender minorities. To tackle the problems the LGBTI-community is facing in Central and Eastern Europe, a comprehensive and geopolitical approach will be instrumental.  The Polish and Hungarian government started a cultural war, and they … Continue reading A Europe without values is not worthy to be called a Union

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

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