We collaborated with authors, editors, and media who contributed to the issue during challenging times marked by significant political shifts. While Ukraine is defending itself in a full-scale Russian invasion, Azerbaijan is pursuing its military interests in Armenia. Several countries have introduced or keep going back to discussing laws against "foreign agents" or the so-called "LGBT propaganda.
“Moreover, state pressure on the media and limitations on freedom of speech are intensifying. LGBTIQ+ people are actively engaged in these complex social and political processes, and queer bodies are at the forefront of political battles worldwide.”Saltanat Shohanova, Vika Biran, Pavel Gaffarov — Unit