As the 2021 Rainbow Europe Map reveals widespread and almost complete stagnation on human rights of LGBTI people, we are at a juncture when governments can actively choose the right way forward, says leading LGBTI rights organisation, ILGA-Europe.
Night train news! European Sleeper is not only looking for a train path from Ostend in Belgium to Prague in Czechia via Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Berlin (Germany), but also a train path to Warsaw in Poland.
ILGA-Europe, Europe‘s umbrella for LGBTQI umbrella organisations, publishes each year its Rainbow Map and Rainbow Index ranking 49 European countries. 2020 is doomed to be coupled to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, which also influences the situation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex people.
Welcome, 2019. A special year. Fifty years ago, in June 1969, patrons of The Stonewall Inn in New York grew tired of yet another raid by the police. Gay, lesbians, bisexuals and mostly: transgenders, transvestites and dragqueens fought back. Those were the Stonewall Riots.
Where next? We have been travelling together since 2013. Together or separately, we have fallen under the charm of some cities we didn’t expect to.
Podogrocia (pronounce the c as ts) is probably the most exotic stop on our 2017 Balkan Tour. We went there so we could take the train from Montenegro to Belgrade in Serbia. This train journey is often cited as one of the prettiest in the world.
The Crowne Plaza Belgrade is located in the ‘new’ part of Belgrade, Novi Beograd, across the Sava River from the city centre. While it is located in the building complex of the Sava Centar exhibition and conference centre and ideally suited if you are attending an event there it is not as suitably located when…
Rémy Bonny (23) studies political sciences at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Next year he will attend the Global Campus of Human Rights of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) in Venice, Italy.
Danny and I just returned from a citytrip to Singapore. A place where gay sex is illegal. Some friends warned to be careful there. Did and does it stop us?