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Trench Warfare in the Referendum on Family in Slovakia and the discursive creation of a Homo-dragon

The Referendum held in Slovakia in February 2015 gained an attribute ‘On Family’. Yet, interestingly, the very word ‘family’ did not appear in the three questions of the referendum at all.  

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Chechnya’s Gay Rights: How Violent Homophobia Fuels Nationalism

The horrific purges of gay men in Chechnya made headlines earlier this year and shocked human rights activist across the world. Over 100 male Chechens were abducted and tortured and at least three have reportedly been killed by the authorities due to their perceived sexual orientation.