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PRIDE #5: LGBTQ-Equality Through Art In Belgium & Bulgaria (Podcast)

In this episode, Rémy Bonny discusses the creation of visibility for the LGBTQ-movement with Bulgarian choreographer Kosta Karakashyan and Belgian spoken word artist Inke Gieghase through art. Both their work has been internationally recognised.  Kosta participated as a professional dancer in Dancing With The Stars in Vietnam and received international media attention after the release … Continue reading PRIDE #5: LGBTQ-Equality Through Art In Belgium & Bulgaria (Podcast)

Hungary Blocks Treaty Over Mentions Sexuality & Gender Identity

Earlier this week, the Hungarian Parliament adopted a bill preventing the country from ratifying the Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. According to the Hungarian government, the Istanbul Convention "takes an unacceptable approach to defining gender and sexuality". By doing this, the Central European country joins a group of conservative countries accusing … Continue reading Hungary Blocks Treaty Over Mentions Sexuality & Gender Identity

Pride #4: LGBTQ-Rights In The EU’s Most Religious Country: Romania (Podcast)

In this episode, Rémy Bonny discusses with the founding father of the Romanian LGBTQ-movement Florin Buhuceanu (ACCEPT Romania) the impact of the church in his country on the fight for LGBTQ-equality. Florin also serves as a leader in the Metropolitan Community Church in Bucharest.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/0AOk2MOjvgEzV8mSnlgGjs This podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Deezer.

Pride #3: Georgia’s Struggle For Equality & LGBTQ Media Silence (Podcast)

In this episode, Rémy Bonny discusses with the leader of Tbilisi Pride Giorgi Tabagari how the fight for equality continues in Georgia after widespread violence against the LGBTQ-community last year. With April Anderson, he discusses how search engine and social media algorithms have negative effects for the LGBTQ-movement.  https://open.spotify.com/episode/1susx6XlMp6f2M6nOCjdbM This episode is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Deezer.

Pride #2: Young And Queer In Poland & Anti-LGBTQ In USA (Podcast)

In the second episode, Rémy Bonny discusses with Dominik Kuc and Łukasz Jurewicz how it is to grow up in increasingly anti-LGBTQ Poland. The ultraconservatives don't limit their actions to Europe. With Heron Greenesmith(Political Research Associates), he discusses the anti-LGBTQ attacks in the United States. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6yGltIypaTiqFT0G1soNBZ Available on Spotify, Apple Podcast and Deezer.

Pride #1: Hungary’s Trans Ban & Impact COVID-19 On Pride (Podcast)

In this episode, Rémy Bonny discusses with Viktória Radványi of Budapest Pride the recent initiative to ban legal gender changes in Hungary. With Steve Taylor (EuroPride) and Hans Verhoeven (Amsterdam Pride) he discusses the impact of COVID-19 on Pride: "Some Prides might not exist anymore next year." https://open.spotify.com/show/5x1uJKF00U4K1a49FuM0E7 The podcast is also listed on Deezer.

Hungarian PM Demands European Christian Democrats (EPP) to Fight Same-Sex Marriage

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

My Top 10 LGBTI Of 2019

This year was a difficult year for the LGBTI-community. Many countries, who were once on the right path, took steps backwards. The people who want to prevent LGBTI-equality are internationally better organised than ever before. Nevertheless, these new challenges bring a lot of new opportunities for our LGBTI-movement. The next year should be the year … Continue reading My Top 10 LGBTI Of 2019

Anti-LGBT Conference In US Senate By Russia-Linked Hungarian Minister

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

UK Gay Couple Targeted By Polish Minister Over Adoption Procedure

A British court has decided that the son of a Polish mother living in the UK (Aneta Zrobczyńska) is to be adopted. The woman learned from social services that a same-sex couple was to look after the child. The boy's mother refuses to agree. “If this is true, we will take all steps so that the child, if he must be adopted, … Continue reading UK Gay Couple Targeted By Polish Minister Over Adoption Procedure