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In a dismal year for queer rights, campaigners in central and eastern Europe are fighting back


Pride Month saw the movement innovate – and embrace other progressive causes.

2020 may well be been the worst year for LGBTQ+ rights in Europe in a decade. Even the countries that would once have led the way are now falling behind on the commitments.

First, the Covid-19 lockdowns have been disastrous for queer people. Marginalised groups suffer particularly in such moments and, as the UN has noted, queer people are especially vulnerable to the epidemic. I think of Madona Kiparoidze, a trans woman from Georgia, who in April set herself on fire to protest against the lack of …read more

Source:: New Statesman

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