The Personal is Political: Voices of Queer Resilience in Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and South Caucasus

This kitchen talk is dedicated to the presentation of an online issue titled “The Personal is Political” created by Unit, a network for journalists who write on LGBTIQ+ topics. 

In today’s world, queer bodies find themselves at the forefront of political battles worldwide. On its virtual pages, the issue presents 15 intimate narratives of queer resilience against the backdrop of medical, state, and media institutions. These stories touch on several topics, including disability rights, gender transition, incarceration, police brutality, migration, war, coming out, family acceptance, community, solidarity, humor and joy.

Please join us for a fruitful discussion with editors and authors who contributed to the issue.


17.00 Berlin time // 18.00 Kyiv time // 19.00 Tbilisi time // 20.00 Tashkent time // 21.00 Astana time 

17.00 - 17.05 – Introduction from Unit
17.05 - 18.00 – Short presentations from the editors and authors  
18.00 - 18.30 – Q&A session and conclusions

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The idea of kitchen talks

Our ​​online kitchen talks originates from the offline kitchen talks that have become a tradition of our international media conferences that took place every year in a different European country before the pandemic: local journalists invite their international colleagues to their homes to talk over life, politics and similarly important things with a bottle of wine or beer.

In the online version, we basically follow the same scheme. It is a distinct informal setting where one of our members invites us to their kitchen via Zoom and moderates 60 min of public discussion around one topic. This part is also streamed on our Facebook page. Two or three guests from different countries - usually journalists working around the topic - give short inputs and answer questions.

After one hour we end the Facebook stream and the Zoom-participants continue for 30 minutes with an informal but structured networking sessions where memebers of out network have an oportunity to exchange with other persons working around the same topic.

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