Before Orlando, Omar Mateen Worked for Human Rights Abusers

Before Orlando, Omar Mateen Worked for Human Rights Abusers

How do we even talk about the horrific killings in Orlando, which left at least 50 LGBTQ revelers dead and more than 50 more injured in the middle of pride month? First we mourn. Then we rage. Then we hug our loved ones, especially our LGBTQ friends, comrades, and...
Film: Love Free or Die

Film: Love Free or Die

A man whose two defining passions much of the world cannot reconcile: his love for God, and for his partner Mark. Love Free or Die is about church and state, love and marriage, faith and identity – and one man’s struggle to dispel the notion that...
On the Margins in Serbia

On the Margins in Serbia

Cross-posted from JohnFeffer.com. John is currently traveling in Eastern Europe and surveying its transformations since 1989. All eyes were on Serbia again this last week with the multiple controversies over the events of Gay Pride week. First came Ecce Homo, the...
Prop 8 and the Struggle for Justice

Prop 8 and the Struggle for Justice

Over the more than 30 years I have spent helping to raise money for social justice work, I have frequently found myself faced with the need to turn lemons into lemonade. Authentic causes for celebration in the name of democracy, human rights, peace, or justice are few...
Andrej Nosov

Andrej Nosov

Andrej Nosov. Photo by John Feffer. Andrej Nosov, President, Youth Initiative for Human Rights On joint projects between Belgrade and Pristina We’ve developed some new initiatives between Belgrade and Pristina, including an art gallery, Rizoma, which opened last...