In the last two decades, the European Union has made a lot of progress concerning LGBTI-rights. Nowadays, more than half of the EU-population lives in countries that allow same-sex marriages.
Slovenia recognises registered partnership between same-sex couples.
What is the political reality for the fight for LGBTI-equality in Central and Eastern Europe? How can we improve it?
Research shows that visibility is the main weapon in the fight for LGBTI equality. Coming-out is one of the main features of this politics of visibility. But does coming-out affect the opinions of people? How can social media be used to change the opinions of the people?
Rémy Bonny will initiate the participants of this workshop through an interactive dialogue in the world of LGBTI Politics in Eastern Europe. He will share stories of other people’s coming-out and provide tools on how to improve your own life and those of others before coming-out.
Mutual respect and discretion will be the two main principles during the workshop.
Rémy Bonny is a 23 years old political scientist. He studied the Bachelor and Master programme at the Free University of Brussels. Within the scope of this programme, Rémy wrote a master
thesis on the impact of europeanisation on LGBTI-politics in Ukraine.
Rémy specialises in LGBTI Politics in Central & Eastern Europe and post-Soviet Republics. He has been travelling around Eastern Europe in the last three years to learn more about the LGBTI community in the region. During the ‘3xVeto’ protests against the judicial reforms in Poland, he was asked by Al Jazeera to share his views on the topic. Since that moment Rémy comments and
writes on LGBTI Politics for several international media.
From September 2018 Rémy deepens his knowledge of LGBTI Politics at the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation.
More info on Rémy’s work on www.remybonny.be.