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 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://soundcloud.com/user-571030641/georgias-struggle-for-equality-lgbtq-media-silence
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, a gulf of liberalism embarked the European continent. Simultaneously the LGBTQ-movement started to flourish. Many Western European countries introduced LGBTQ-equality in their legal framework. Also, behind the former Iron Curtain, LGBTQ-groups started to form and professionalise. 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall state homophobia is … Continue reading 30 Years After The Fall Of The Berlin Wall: LGBTQ As The State Enemy of Eastern Europe?
Rémy Bonny wrote a Master Thesis on the impact of europeanisation on the political perspectives on homosexuality in Ukraine. This dissertation was supervised by dr. Jonathan Holslag, expert in International Relations at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and special advisor to European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans. Since the EuroMaidan revolution in 2014 the mindset of … Continue reading The Impact of the EU on the perception by the political elite on homosexuality in post-EuroMaidan Ukraine