Movement talk with a feminist queer activist and journalist from Belarus, discussing LGBTQ rights in Belarus, Ukraine, Russia, and solidarity across the ocean between Eastern European and American activists.
Current developments and the consequences of the war in Ukraine are talked about, including the situations of the oppressed Roma and Crimean Tatar minority communities.
Tony Lashden is co-founder of an activist organization stationed in Minsk, Belarus, called Tender Na Gender, which means Tender for Gender, which gives support to women and members of the LGBTQ community in Belarus and other parts of Eastern Europe. Tony lived and worked in the Belarussian capital until life became too dangerous, as an LGBTQ activist. They spoke to Ukraine 2 4 2 host Anne Levine from an undisclosed location in Eastern Europe.