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서울퀴어문화축제 – 한국 성 소수자 프라이드를 축하

한국을 상상하면 대부분 사람들은 강력한 퀴어 공동체를 생각하지 않다. 한국에서는 성 소수자 진전의 획기적인 사건들에 비해서 보수적인 문화와 우익성향의 종교에 대해 더 크게 보도된다. 그렇지만, 서울퀴어문화축제같은 단체가 퀴어 한국인 프라이드를 위한 길을…

Seoul Queer Culture Festival – Celebrating Korean LGBTI Pride

South Korea is not traditionally known for its robust queer community. Its conservative culture and religious right-wing make far more headlines than landmark cases of LGBTI progress. However, this expectation is slowly…

CZESLAW WALEK — PRAGUE PRIDE

Prague Pride is an NGO based in the Czech Republic (also called Czechia) which strives to make a safe environment where LGBTI people can be themselves. Alturi’s Joel Klausler recently spoke with…

What Russia’s invasion means for LGBTI Ukrainians

On 24 February, Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Since then, numerous cities have been under siege — including the capital, Kyiv — and more than two million…

How Paul Radecki and LGBT Russians Fought Censorship and Won

Russian Simmer Paul Radecki explains what motivated him to lead the #weddingsforrussia campaign and start a petition to reverse Sims 4 creator Electronic Arts’ (EA) decision not to release a game pack,…

Aspiring Community Activist Josh Stols on the South African Testosterone Shortage

Josh Stols is an aspiring community activist from Johannesburg, South Africa, working to spread the story of South Africa’s sudden shortage of depo-testosterone and the neglect of the trans community by South…

Rightify Ghana

Rightify Ghana is a human rights organization focused on LGBTQ equality in Ghana. Alturi spoke with the executive director and founder Danny Bediako* to discuss the organization’s critical work, conditions on the…

James Bates — Gender Community Lending Library, United Kingdom

Since the beginning of 2021, the Gender Community Lending Library has supported the LGBTQ+ community by providing access to trans and queer texts for people across the United Kingdom. I spoke with…

Steph Lentz — A teacher’s story of LGBT discrimination and fear in Australia

Steph Lentz is an LGBT activist and teacher from Australia, working to educate the community of risks to new federal laws non-inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Here, she…

Dorottya Redai — A Fairy Tale for Everyone, Hungary

Dorottya Redai is an artist and activist living in Hungary. She works in collaboration with the Labrisz Lesbian Association to advance equality through creative expression. Her work highlights the dire need to…

Joci Márton — Hungary

Joci Marton is a Roma LGBTQ+ activist from Hungary, working to showcase Roma LGBTQ+ identity through art inclusive of all sexual orientations and gender identities (SOGI). Here, he discusses what led him…

Tomas Diafas — Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival, Greece

Tomas Diafas is the founder of the Thessaloniki Queer Arts Festival. This grassroots initiative aims to alter deeply entrenched misconceptions and prejudices toward the LGBTQ+ community through artistic and cultural practices. Here,…