Pink Pearls Magazine Issue Nr. 1
presents the European lesbian scene
Through amongst others the social media, Pink Pearls Amsterdam gets in touch with more and more organizations and institutions that fight for LGBT rights in especially Eastern Europe. In our magazine, we ask for attention for the countries where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are still struggling. We do that by publishing columns of EU members of parliament Ulrike Lunacek and Marije Cornelissen.
Together with the Green Parties in Europe, we have also initiated a campaign on Facebook: ‘Pink Freedom in Eastern and Western Europe’. With the Gay Prides in Europe ahead, we want to ask for extra attention for the LGBT rights in the whole of Europe. In this edition, we pay attention to Moldova, a country were lesbian women are still very much discriminated against. For them, it’s hard to imagine that gay marriage and partying on Gay Prides is quite normal in Western Europe. Special is the interview that we had with Anastasia Danilova, a very brave woman from Moldova, who has been fighting for equal rights in her country for years. We are also very proud of the coming-out story of Angelica from Moldova, who was willing to be in our magazine with her picture and first name. As two brave women, Anastasia and Angelica are a symbol for the entire Eastern European LGBT community that needs our support.
To all lesbian women in Eastern Europe I would like to say: get in touch with the European lesbian scene and make yourself visible! You are more than welcome to join Pink Pearls Amsterdam and get in contact with others through our website or on Facebook. Via our (still free) dating site 3 Step Match, that is also suitable for friendship and holiday partners, we offer Eastern European women the possibility to get in touch with other European women. And don’t let a possible lack of knowledge of the English language keep you from this; communicating and becoming visible is the most important thing, no matter how you do it!
And last but not least, we have the column of Alice Verheij. She is still working on her project in Nepal, where she feels really comfortable and respected as a transgender woman. Take a look at her website, it’s worth it!
I hope you’ll enjoy reading our magazine and that our campaign ‘Pink Freedom in Eastern and Western Europe’ will be a big success on Facebook: surf, click and share! Let’s aim for one Europe with equal rights for everybody.
Pink Pearls Magazine
Photographer Ariel Zachor
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