Lepa Mladjenovic – Proud lesbian – lesbian feminist activist, anti-war activist, feminist counselor for women with trauma of male violence, rape, war, lesbophoba. Co-founder of feminist activist groups in Belgrade: SOS Helpline for women survivors of male violence, 1990; Women in Black Against War, 1991; Autonomous Women’s Center Against Sexual Violence, 1993; Lesbian Human Rights Organisation – LABRIS, 1995; Counseling for Lesbians, 2012.
In this session, we hear from Ukrainian lesbians on the ground fleeing war as they share their experience of coordinating a shelter for LGBT community and the experience of working with the community in war conditions. We hear from organizers and volunteers as they take us through the challenges the face and they solutions they […]
Lesbians are at all times developing strategies to exist within societal norms and models that are in their nature oppressive and exclusionary of our communities. As lesbians and as feminists, in times of war – inherently patriarchal and unfeminist, we find ourselves trapped by borders and conflicts that are not ours. In this system dominated […]
Summary of the plenary: «History of Lesbian Movement in Europe» By Katherine O’Donnell A key measure of oppression is how a group is denied access to thinking of themselves as part of history; as inheritors of tradition; as involved in making communities and cultures that will have an enduring legacy. Lesbians have been marked by […]
From the birth we are constructed by family order ruled by power and control system. Hatred against women and lesbians is imbedded in the social rules. When we start our first lesbian love story we miss knowledge that childhood systems of love and fear together with hatred toward lesbians will enter in our intimate relationship. […]