The conservative International

Author Felix Heubaum

LGBT people in Moldova and their struggle against powerful enemies

Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Brian Brown, President of the World Congress of Families meet at a Russian Orthodox  monastery in Athos // © Brian Brown
Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Brian Brown, President of the World Congress of Families meet at a Russian Orthodox monastery in Athos // © Brian Brown

Every year in the spring since 2002, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender-community of Moldova have
organized a march through Chișinău, the country's capital – or rather they have been trying. They
could hold their first successful march in 2018, i.e. without orthodox priests, right-wing hooligans or other
homophobic counter-protestors managing to stop it by physical means. This does not mean, however,
that Moldova is on a straight and narrow path towards Europe and liberal values. Also in 2018, conservatives
throughout the world gathered in Chișinău for a conference on right-wing politics, especially on how to prevent
the legalisation of same-sex marriage, deny equal rights to sexual minorities in general and how to advance
their homophobic agenda in the next few years. Unfortunately, these people still wield a lot of influence

 

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Felix Heubaum

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Moldovan President Igor Dodon and Brian Brown, President of the World Congress of Families meet at a Russian Orthodox  monastery in Athos // © Brian Brown

The conservative International

Every year in the spring since 2002, the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender-community of Moldova have organized a march through Chișinău, the country's capital – or rather they have been trying.