Russia Entwined in France’s Anti-LGBTI Groups

Oligarchs close to the Kremlin built a spiderweb of connections with the French ultraconservative and anti-LGBTI movement.

La Russie Mêlée Aux Groupes Anti-LGBTI Français

Oligarques proches du Kremlin ont construit un réseau de connexions avec le mouvement ultraconservateur et anti-LGBTI français.

Europe fails to protect its LGBTI-citizens

Last Friday, LGBTI activists in Poland were brutally beaten up by the police. Almost 50 peaceful activists were arrested and many wounded were reported. The European Commission is staying silent about the increasing violence against the LGBTI community in the EU. A Europe without values is no longer worthy to be called a 'Union'! The … Continue reading Europe fails to protect its LGBTI-citizens

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

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.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/7riClk1J37EmoyJG5dKsyO This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts … 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 the Association … Continue reading Ukraine: New LGBTI Hate Crime Bill Is Real Test For European Commitment