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.
Humanitarian Aws Jubair: Attacks against LGBTQ+ people have increased in Turkey
Aws Jubair, a refugee and LGBTQ+ activist, talks about the work of the Aman Project, which assists LGBTQ+ refugees in Turkey.
Do wars have a sexual orientation? On the Russian invasion, LGBTQ rights and civil society resistance in Ukraine
War often perpetuates traditional norms and stereotypes. What is the current situation in Ukraine for those who do not fit in?
A non-transparent system and assessment specialists, i.e. how the Estonian state treats transgender people
Transgender people in Estonia describe their experience with outdated regulation and procedure for gender recognition, the communication problems of a leading specialist and adherence to stereotypes.