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.
As Movember passes into Decembeard, Notches is showcasing some of our great publications that reflect upon the significance of sex, sexuality, and the bearded face. Taken together, these four posts illuminate the powerful meanings associated with facial hair, its employment in policing gender and sexuality, and how it fits into broader national and political questions that […]
Łukasz Szulc Historical studies of sexualities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) remain scarce. Researchers from the region, as well as other parts of the world, however, are increasingly uncovering both the regional commonalities and local specificities of how diverse sexualities were lived, policed and represented in CEE, the area stretching from Austria […]