Homophobic Politics or Political Homophobia

On May 3, 2017, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, in cooperation with the Women's Initiatives Supporting Group & the Human Rights Education and Monitoring Center held public discussions "Homophobic Politics or Political Homophobia".

Comprehensive Strategy to Combat Homo/Bi/Transphobia Presented in Yerevan

On December 2, 2016, the Heinrich Boell Foundation South Caucasus Regional Office, together with its partners, the NGO Public Information and Need of Knowledge (PINK) and Society Without Violence (SWV) organized a presentation of a comprehensive LGBTI rights strategy document, titled “Realising the Human Rights of LGBTI People in Armenia”.

In Armenian

Greening the Baltic Pride

Baltic Pride week, whose principal slogan was "We Are People, Not Propaganda!", lasted from June 13 to 23 with the Pride March taking place on June 18 and a number of associated events conducted throughout principally organized by the Lithuanian National LGBT* Rights Organization (LGL).

Legal Situation of LGBTI Persons in Georgia

The present report aims at the comprehensive description and documentation of the human rights situation of LGBTI persons and state policies in Georgia. The report reviews the situation for LGBTI persons in relation to each right, identifies systemic problems on legislative, institutional, and human rights levels, and proposes specific recommendations for relevant state agencies.

Anti-Gender Movements on the Rise?


The concept of "gender backlash" encompasses too activities pursued by a multitude of different local initiatives all over Central and Eastern Europe, which strongly promote tradition over equality. In many cases these groups appear to be backed and inspired both by influential US-American “pro life” organisations as well as the Kremlin’s "Gay-rope" propaganda, which aims to discredit the European Union as a place of moral decline.

"Die Proteste verändern die öffentliche Debatte dramatisch"

Wie Nino Lejava, Büroleiterin unseres Regionalbüros Südkaukasus die Hetzjagd auf eine friedliche protestierende LGBTI-Gruppe im Mai erlebte und was sich seitdem in der georgischen Hauptstadt verändert hat, erzählt sie in diesem Interview.

By Nino Lejava, Jelena Nikolic