Russia’s international fight against LGBTI-rights is an inherent part of their strategy to undermine the European Union’s liberal democracy. Through international homophobic networks, Russian intelligence made contacts with Hungarian government representatives.
Hungary is planning to introduce a series of laws that will negatively impact the LGBTI-community. The Parliamentary Initiative came right after the introduction of a lockdown to combat the coronavirus with a curfew at 8PM. Hungarian activists feel exhausted. Next to the abolishment of the Equal Treatment Authority, the Hungarian government is planning to change the constitution. “Christian … Continue reading UPCOMING: Series Of Anti-LGBTI Laws in Hungary
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.
Oligarques proches du Kremlin ont construit un réseau de connexions avec le mouvement ultraconservateur et anti-LGBTI français.
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
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
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?!
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
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
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)