Introduction: LGBTQ+ activism and the power of locals

Radzhana Buyantueva, Maryna Shevtsova

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In the Introduction to this book, we discuss the wide variation in the impact of social and political environments on local LGBTQ+?activists and communities. Then we provide an outline of the content of the volume according to the three thematic areas: (1) Western perspectives and local context, (2) the role of the state in affecting LGBTQ+?activism, and (3) the development of LGBTQ+?movements in CEE. We explore various issues faced by LGBTQ+?activists, tactics, and strategies they develop and adopt in pursuit of their goals. LGBTQ+?movements in these countries have different level of development depending on political and social contexts. At the same time, some issues are similar, and yet so different, for many LGBTQ+?activists across the globe such as issues of identity, discrimination, and homophobia. LGBTQ+?movements of the region frequently experienced backlashes from the state and society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLGBTQ+ Activism in Central and Eastern Europe
Subtitle of host publicationResistance, Representation and Identity
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783030204013
ISBN (Print)9783030204006
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2019


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