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.
Why we need feminism here?
Arguing that feminism has achieved its goal, that it’s a relic of the past; now that women are clearly liberated from the regressive misogyny of pre-Industrial family and social organization, there is no use nor need for it to exist today.
Kristel Kruustük: “You can never please everyone”
Kristel Kruustük, 29, is the co-founder of Testlio, a startup that tests software. Nominated ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in 2017 in Estonia, she’s the youngest female millionaire in the country and a prominent figure in the European tech industry.