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New Intelligence on Chechnya’s Gay Purge: Exclusive Testimonials

Rémy Bonny had two exclusive interviews with witnesses of the most recent gay purge in Chechnya.

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No Marriage Equality in Poland: Husbands’ Jakub & Dawid lost their court case

Comments on the ruling by political scientist Rémy Bonny

My 10 Most Inspiring LGBT+ of 2018

This year was for me the year I started to focus entirely on my interest. I started to meet so many inspiring LGBT+ people. Therefore I listed the 10 most inspiring LGBT+ groups and/or persons I met in 2018. Vitalina Koval, Ukraine At the rainbow crossing between the HQs of the European Commission and the … Continue reading My 10 Most Inspiring LGBT+ of 2018

HIV-epidemic: Something from the past? Not in Romania!

  BUCHAREST - Searching for the entrance to the building, I discover a half vowed rainbow flag dangling in the front garden. It is the entrance to the headquarters of Romania’s main LGBTI-organisation: ACCEPT. The frayed flag couldn’t embody the political situation for the LGBTI-community in this post-communist country more. Florin Buhuceanu welcomes me very warmly … Continue reading HIV-epidemic: Something from the past? Not in Romania!

Martial Law in Ukraine: What could it mean for the LGBTI-community?

Today, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will ask the Parliament to introduce the martial law. His demand came after the attack on 3 Ukrainian military ships in the Kerch Strait by the Russian army.  Clearly, the LGBTI-movement has not been very visible in countries where the martial law was/is in force. During the martial law in … Continue reading Martial Law in Ukraine: What could it mean for the LGBTI-community?

Czech Lower House debated Same-Sex Marriage

In a historic debate, the Czech Lower House officially paved to way for marriage equality. (This article has a copyright disclaimer, see bellow) Czeslaw Walek, the Jsme fér (We Are Fair) campaign-manager let Rémy Bonny know that, the Czech Lower House debated today on marriage equality. Walek: "This is a historic moment. We started the debate. Now we need to keep … Continue reading Czech Lower House debated Same-Sex Marriage

Polish President Duda wants to Introduce Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill

In an interview with the Polish Newspaper Wyborcza, the Polish president said he would seriously consider a bill to introduce anti-gay propaganda legislation. (This article has a copyright disclaimer, see bellow) Tomorrow, Poland celebrates 100 years of independence. The biggest challenge, according to the Polish president for Poland at the moment is dealing with the division '"between supporters … Continue reading Polish President Duda wants to Introduce Anti-Gay Propaganda Bill

2 LGBTI-Activists Attacked in Russia after conference was made impossible

Earlier Today, an  LGBTI-conference could not go through. (This article has a copyright disclaimer, see bellow) Tonight, two volunteers of an LGBTI-conference on family, organized by Resource in Moscow were attacked. They're having first aid now. "Several people have seen the attacker.", according to Misha Tumasov (chairperson of the Russian LGBT-Network). Earlier Today, representatives of the … Continue reading 2 LGBTI-Activists Attacked in Russia after conference was made impossible

Czech Lower House set to debate Same-Sex Marriage

The major parties in the Czech Republic declared to support the bill. The Czech Republic will be the first post-communist country to introduce same-sex marriage. (This article has a copyright disclaimer, see bellow) In a delighted e-mail, the Jsme fér (We Are Fair) campaign let Rémy Bonnyknow that, a debate on same-sex marriage is on the agenda of the … Continue reading Czech Lower House set to debate Same-Sex Marriage

Romanian Same-Sex Referendum: Is it going the right direction in Europe?

This weekend Romania votes on the possible introduction of same-sex referendum. The demand for this referendum did not come from the LGBTI-movement, but from a few religious organisati- ons. They want to underline in the Romanian constitution that a marriage is between a man and a woman. Does the countermovement to LGBTI-rights get the upper … Continue reading Romanian Same-Sex Referendum: Is it going the right direction in Europe?