Edward Reese, LGBTQA+ Activist. Ep 7

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Edward Reese, LGBTQA+ Activist. Ep 7
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This week Matt talks with Edward Reese. Edward is an Ukrainian activist for queer/nonbinary/trans issues, domestic abuse awareness and prevention, intersex rights and one of the small team of organisers of Kyiv Pride and Equality March.

Edward tells Matt about what it was like coming out as a nonbinary/queer transmasculine person to a Ukrainian Orthodox Christian family and their subsequent attempt to put him through conversion therapy. They also discuss the what life is like living under the rainbow flag in Ukraine and the trouble caused by those on the far right. And of course the amazing work for LGBTQA+ rights Edward is involved in

Also, with the imminent threat of invasion from Russian forces we hear about the hopes and fears of the rainbow community in Ukraine and how they are prepared to fight to defend what is theirs. And of course with Russia’s terrible record when it comes to the LGBTQA+ community their very right to be who they are and maybe their lives are under threat.

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