Have Russia, Poland and Hungary infected Latvia with the anti-LGBTQI virus? A new anti-LGBTQI constitutional amendment has been put forward by the Latvian Parliament. Selma Levrence of the Latvian NGO Protests Youth explains the situation to Rémy Bonny. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6kRvWfsmTmg1HQi7EYuQtm?si=9bX83OKSRX2IFz_lGZsqKQ Also available on Apple Podcasts. Five years ago, when Euro Pride was organised in Riga the future for … Continue reading Latvian Rainbow Families Under Attack (PODCAST)
Today, the 13rd of January, the first court trial against LGBTI-activists accused of offending religious feelings will be held. The three activists are facing two years in prison. Rémy Bonny spoke to them for his podcast PRIDE. https://open.spotify.com/episode/0b1Hfafm8GTyQK6ccOuNMf?si=Oq7F3eCnQ3uqqXpcy4-4lw Also available on Apple Podcasts & Deezer. Last year, the Polish government started a war against sexual and … Continue reading Rainbow Doesn’t Offend – Court Trials Against Polish Activists (Podcast)
To H.E. Viktor Orban - To the Prime Minister of Hungary, I am writing to you to express my deep concern over your statements on Radio Kossuth on October 4 in regards to the LGBTI-community. Last week, Labrisz Lesbian Association published achildren’s storybook, which was greeted with positivity both from journalists, children’s story-writers, authors and … Continue reading Letter to Viktor Orban On His Anti-LGBTI Public Discourse
Oligarchs close to the Kremlin built a spiderweb of connections with the French ultraconservative and anti-LGBTI movement.
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?!
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://soundcloud.com/user-571030641/pride-6-queer-journalism-in-hungary-hate-crimes-in-ukraine
Yesterday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban shared a memorandum demanding the European Peoples Party (the biggest fraction in the European Parliament) to start fighting against same-sex marriage. Political scientist Rémy Bonny warns for the impact of this call. "We gave up the family model based on matrimony of one woman and one man, and fell … Continue reading Hungarian PM Demands European Christian Democrats (EPP) to Fight Same-Sex Marriage
This week, The Hungarian Minister of State for Family and International Affairs Katalin Novak will be speaking during an anti-LGBT event organised by the Hungarian Embassy in the US Senate. Novak has taken up a leadership role in the international pro-family movement in recent years as an important actor within organisations like the World Congress … Continue reading Anti-LGBT Conference In US Senate By Russia-Linked Hungarian Minister
Rémy Bonny gave a speech at the rally commemoration for the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. See and read it here.
From the 28th of June till the 1st of July, 300 transgender activists from all over Europe are meeting in the Belgian city Antwerp for the annual European Transgender Council. This year is the seventh edition of TGEU. The organisation of TGEU calls the conference a place to provide a space for healing, learning, (un)learning … Continue reading 300 Transgender Activists from across Europe gather in Antwerp