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Opinion | Feminism in the South Caucasus cannot succeed without queer rights

The exclusionary nature of mainstream liberal feminism in the South Caucasus has rendered it utterly impotent.

Opinion | Feminism in the South Caucasus cannot succeed without queer rights

By Ramil Zamanov

The exclusionary nature of mainstream liberal feminism in the South Caucasus has rendered it utterly impotent.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Russian police ‘abduct gay Chechen brothers’ from safehouse in central Russia

Activists suspect the brothers, aged 17 and 20, have already been handed over to Chechen special forces.

Seven years after the suicide of Isa Shakhmarli — little change for queer Azerbaijanis

For the past six years, Azerbaijan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community has marked 22 January as a day to fight homophobic hate.

Seven years after the suicide of Isa Shakhmarli — little change for queer Azerbaijanis

By Hamida Giyasbayli

For the past six years, Azerbaijan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community has marked 22 January as a day to fight homophobic hate.

Georgians take queerness and gender-bending to TikTok 

Queer Georgians are increasingly flocking to TikTok to explore and express their identities.

Georgians take queerness and gender-bending to TikTok 

By Shota Kincha

Queer Georgians are increasingly flocking to TikTok to explore and express their identities.

ECHR rules against Georgia for ‘grossly inappropriate’ and ‘homophobic’ police raid

The Georgian state was found responsible for the inhuman or degrading treatment of activists and discrimination.

ECHR rules against Georgia for ‘grossly inappropriate’ and ‘homophobic’ police raid

The Georgian state was found responsible for the inhuman or degrading treatment of activists and discrimination.

Chechnya: No criminal charges in homophobic exorcism case 

According to Aminat Lorsanova, her father forcibly injected her with tranquilisers, while his friend tried to ‘drive the djinn out of her’ by beating her.

Chechnya: No criminal charges in homophobic exorcism case 

According to Aminat Lorsanova, her father forcibly injected her with tranquilisers, while his friend tried to ‘drive the djinn out of her’ by beating her.

‘My secret life’: Gay and Azerbaijani in rural Georgia

While strides have been made in fighting for queer rights in Tbilisi and Georgia’s other urban centres, queer members of Georgia’s ethnic minorities say they have been left behind.

‘My secret life’: Gay and Azerbaijani in rural Georgia

By Gulgun Mamedkhanova

While strides have been made in fighting for queer rights in Tbilisi and Georgia’s other urban centres, queer members of Georgia’s ethnic minorities say they have been left behind.

Transgender woman turned away from hospital after being stabbed in Baku

The woman, who was stabbed multiple times in her home, was sent away after receiving only basic first aid.

Transgender woman turned away from hospital after being stabbed in Baku

The woman, who was stabbed multiple times in her home, was sent away after receiving only basic first aid.

Clothing photoshoot in Yerevan leads to homophobic uproar online

Queer rights activists have warned of attempts to whip-up homophobic hatred in an attempt to damage the government’s popularity.

Clothing photoshoot in Yerevan leads to homophobic uproar online

Queer rights activists have warned of attempts to whip-up homophobic hatred in an attempt to damage the government’s popularity.

One dead and another injured in attacks on transgender women in Baku

Queer rights activists have sounded the alarm, warning that it is a part of ‘hunt’ against transgender women in Azerbaijan.

One dead and another injured in attacks on transgender women in Baku

Queer rights activists have sounded the alarm, warning that it is a part of ‘hunt’ against transgender women in Azerbaijan.

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