At the end of October 2018, the ILGA-Europe conference “Politics for Change: from Words into action” was held in Brussels, Belgium.
This is the largest annual meeting of LGBTI activists from Europe and Central Asia. This year there were about 500 participants, including politicians, activists, journalists and organizations.
There was a very rich program, but the LGBT World Beside team was able to attend almost every seminar and lecture. We received a lot of information with which to work in the near future. We met new people, made friends and exchanged contacts. Ahead of us is a lot of work, a lot of cooperation and big victories in business.
Below is an abbreviated list of lectures:
– Digital security.
– LGBT Roma.
– Women’s and LGBT rights, health, resistance to attacks.
– Substitute dating.
– Exit from the crisis.
– Communication with politicians in unsafe countries, ect.
The ILGA-Europe conference helped us create priorities in our work plan. We are grateful to everyone for their support and cooperation.
We met in Paris on September 27, 2018 with representatives of different organizations. Remembered the terrible event in Orlando.
We discussed what could be corrected and what to do. We planned cooperation between us in solving problems with which the LGBT community meets. Thank you all for your participation and opportunity to get to know each other.
Hello everyone! I want to share with you my photos from the gay parade in Antwerp, Belgium.
We managed to participate in this event by our team. We managed to recall the abuses and murders in Chechnya and Russia.
A lot of work is ahead of us, and now we are just happy.
We are grateful to everyone who came to the gay parade, thanks to those who supported us.
Today is the day of the abduction of Zelim Bakayev 08.08.2018. Exactly one year ago he was kidnapped in Chechnya. We held a rally near the Embassy of Russia (66 Avenue De Fré, 1180 Uccle).
We invited a lot of people, but only three people could come to the embassy and Piet De Bruyn. The rest are afraid. They have a fear of preserving their family, which lives in Russia.
The issue of LGBT Chechens remains open, many continue to be tortured and killed. By our rally, we demand an open investigation into the abduction of Zelim Bakaev and kidnapping of other people in Chechnya and Russia.
We demand the resolution of an international independent investigation by an international human rights organization. We do not forget and see what is happening in Chechnya. The embassy of Russia is ashamed for the disappearance of Zelim Bakaev. We were not allowed to approach the fence of the Russian Embassy.
The Russian authorities are afraid that the whole world will learn the truth about the ill-treatment of LGBT people throughout Russia. We want to thank honest and strong people, all those who support the first “LGBT World Beside” organization for working with LGBT refugees from Chechnya and Russia: the police of Belgium, Piet De Bruyn, Voices4 and RUSALGBT. Thank you for the opportunity to spend a day of memory on different continents. Together we will succeed.