INTER2

The main focus of the INTER2 is aimed at support intersex people and information activity in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus.

The “Intersex-CIS” started July 7, 2013. Initially, the organizers created the only platform in a post-Soviet space for people with “disorders of sex development” in the format of a closed forum (http://intersex.su). In 2017, they opened the first full-fledged information resource in post-Soviet countries about intersex people samost.org. Currently, the organization’s leadership consists of three people, two of whom are located in Moscow, one in Kazakhstan. The network has members from Siberia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. The main focus of the organization is aimed at support intersex people and information activity in the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Belarus. Over the past seven years, they have tied dozens of intersex people from Siberia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and European Russia with an invisible thread. Thanks to their network, Russian intersex organizations have received new members and volunteers in their groups. Over the past two years, they have been working on the creation of the largest Internet information resource in Russia for intersex people (self.org), however, due to lack of funds and free time, they do not have time to follow the full range of news on a daily basis. Their new site for Kazakhstan in Kazakh and Russian (inter2.org) is currently being developed.

5 News Stories You May Have Missed

We bring you LGBTQI news stories that we’re reading & you might have otherwise missed. These five news stories from this month cover LGBTQI activist news from the U.S. and the latest news on LGBTQI issues from Indonesia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe.

LGBT Activists Look Beyond Marriage To A Bigger Gay Agenda

Campus Progress
October 22, 2012

Shay O’Reilly takes a look at groups working beyond marriage equality, addressing economic, social, and racial justice issues for LGBTQI communities, including our grantee partners Queers for Economic Justice, FIERCE, Sylvia Rivera Law Project

Ladyboys in the Gulf
Foreign Policy
October 19, 2012

Sulome Anderson writes about transgender sex workers in the United Arab Emirates, a country whose economy hold promise for migrant sex workers and also incredible physical danger.

Macedonia gay activist brutally attacked
Gay Star News
October 22, 2012

Dan Littauer reports on the brutal attack on Alen Shakiri, the president of Macedonia’s only existing LGBT rights group LGBT United Macedonia.

Homophobia on the rise in Indonesia, survey says
The Jakarta Post
October 23, 2012

A new survey shows that intolerance of minorities is growing in Indonesia, with the highest level of hostility targeted at the gay and lesbian community.

Moscow Police Hunt Gay-Club Attackers
RIA Novosti
October 10, 2012

An LGBT nightclub in Moscow was attacked during celebrations on “coming out day.”