Organisers of LGBTQ+ film festival in Russia: “We were a little naïve about the backlash that was going to happen!”
Estonian Rainbow Heroes of Culture, Gulya Sultanova and Manny de Guerre, who ran the LGBTQ+ film festival Side by Side in Russia, compare working in an atmosphere of bomb threats, intimidation and self-censorship to working to promote human rights in Russia in Estonia, where they run Q-Space, LGBTQ+ cultural program mainly aimed at the Russian-speaking community.
Comic: Being “not like the other girls” wasn’t fun
Nika Nazarova's lovely cartoon is about internalised misogyny, or the desire not to be like other girls, and the journey from self-loathing to optimism.
Amina Cadelli: “I grew up surrounded by women”
Amina Cadelli, aka Flèche Love, 28, is a Swiss-Algerian musician and composer who is defending a spiritual approach to feminism. After completing her studies in post-colonialism and gender in Geneva, she became the singer for electro-pop band Kadebostany.
The Pearl necklace is very….hetero
If we think specifically about the male body wearing jewelry, in the modern era it is not a popular thing. The male body has limited acceptable formats of jewelry. We have cufflinks, tie tacks, lapel pins, and depending on the generational demographic, maybe a man wears earrings, a ring or a pinky ring.