The Calvert Journal decided to try to go beyond narrow discourses of 'homophobic eastern Europe' to reveal the rich queer history of these countries, as well as the current plight and resistance of their LGBT communities, giving a voice to people. Kok.team answered on questions about situation in Kazakhstan
Written by Amir Shaikezhanov for the QA Blog series “Resistance and Subversion” curated by QA 2018 committee member Ismail Shogo
A State Department foreign service officer shares the story that broke her heart.
This summer the three-year term of diplomatic service of Robyn Alice McCutcheon at the US Embassy in Astana expired. Robin is an openly transgender woman who supports the LGBT community of Astana. Kok.team interviewed Robyn and asked her to sum up her work in Kazakhstan.