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On the 14th December 2016 Koen Slootmaekers, Heleen Touquet, and Peter Vermeersch presented their book The EU Enlargement and Gay Politics in Central and Eastern Europe at the Institute of European Studies in Belium.   “LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual) rights have acquired symbolic value in EU politics and discourse, both in its internal and in […]

MALTA becomes first European country to ban ‘gay cure’ therapy

Step in the right direction for LGBTQI rights! Way to go, Malta. Here’s to hoping that the rest of the Europe will follow suit and the world! Dream big! Hope wide!   [post written by DIVERCITY partner University of Barcelona]

In French: Cinéma documentaire LGBTQI, Charleroi (LGBTQI documentary films in Charleroi)

Les CHEFF et le Centre d’Action Laïque de Charleroi mettent à l’honneur le cinéma documentaire LGBTQI (Lesbiennes, Gays, Bi, Trans, Queers, Intersexué.e.s) à l’occasion du Week-end du Doc, qui a pour but de promouvoir ce genre cinématographique en dehors des salles obscures. Deux films seront projetés le soir du vendredi 18 novembre au CAL, rue de France 31 […]

Girona is now part of growing LGBTI Municipal Network

Girona has joined Sabadell, along with eleven other Catalan towns (Terrassa, Rubí, Cerdanyola de Vallès, Sant Quirze del Vallès, Badia del Vallès, Ripollet Santa Coloma de Gramenent, Granollers, Gava, Sitges, Mataro and Berga) to form part of a network of LGBTI municipalities involved in the development of policies that prevent the discrimination of and protect […]

INSEP workshop in Differdange

On October 21 and 22, Monika Baer, a member of Wroclaw research team, participated in the INSEP workshop “Regulating and Legitimating Sexualities: the State, Law, Sexual Culture and Change under Neo-Liberalism” hosted by Miami University Luxembourg in Differdange. In her paper entitled “Is ‘civil right’ always right? Sexualized citizenship in contemporary Poland”, based on the empirical […]

III International Conference on Sexual Diversity Studies in Ibero-America

From 8th to 11th of November the Third International Conference on Sexual Diversity Studies in Ibero-America will take place in Granada (Spain). The goal of this conference is the analysis of the changes in sexuality and gender different areas of social life. The conference is organized by the Network LIESS (Laboratorio Iberoamericano para el estudio […]

Presentation of the DIVERCITY project at the AIBR congress

Project members from the Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona are presenting the project and some preliminary findings from Sabadell and Girona at the Second Congress of the Network of Iberoamerican Anthropologists (AIBR) held at the Faculty of Geography and History of the Universitat de Barcelona on September 6-9. The session will take place within the […]

Presentation of DIVERCITY at the University of Brighton

Teams from Middlesex University and University of Girona were in attendance at the Places that Progress symposium held at the University of Brighton, on the 18th March 2016.  Both teams presented the DIVERCITY project through their paper titled: Perspectives on Homo- and Transphobia in Small and Medium Cities Across Europe.  Participants of the symposium considered […]