Although domestic backlash against transnational rights norms would seem to preclude strong LGBT activism in Eastern Europe, Conor O’Dwyer argues that this backlash has been a primary catalyst for organizational development in the region’s most robust LGBT movements.
Early gay and lesbian activism in Poland formed around the publication of DIY magazines.
Despite the strong political, economic and military alliance between Eastern Bloc countries, they did not adopt a uniform position towards homosexuality.
The crusade against ‘gender ideology’ started with a letter by the Bishops’ Conference of Poland.
The aim of the operation was to detain, interrogate, and register both actual and alleged homosexuals.
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Historical studies of sexualities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) remain scarce.