Rémy Bonny is a political scientist and LGBT+ activist from Belgium. He is a specialist in the way the LGBTI-movement’s demands construct international relations – specifically in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
In recent years, Rémy has been conducting research to the interactions between illiberal states like Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation and the European Union and former Soviet Republics. Therefore, he is currently living in Budapest (Hungary).
He graduated in 2018 as a Master of Science in Political Science at the Free University of Brussels(VUB) – where his dissertation was supervised by the well-known professor in international relations Dr. Jonathan Holslag. Rémy is currently enrolled in a postgraduate programme at the Global Campus For Human Rights.
In 2018, he was also nominated by the Dutch TV Channel OUT tv for their Media Award, an award granted to the most LGBTI-friendly media personality. Rémy received this nomaniation, after he went viral in the Belgian media when he received death threats for publishing an article on the rights of transgenders in Armenia in a Dutch-speaking magazine.
At the end of June 2019, Rémy will be one of the speakers at the Stonewall Rally 50 Years Anniversary Commemoration in New York City. This event will commemorate the start of the modern LGBTI-movement.
As a lecturer in LGBTI-Politics, Rémy travels around the world to talk to LGBTI-organisations and academics about his research and the situation in their countries and in the EU.