So Far to Go
Eastern Europe has a long way to go when it comes to LGBTQIA+ rights. In many countries, being queer is still considered socially unacceptable and discriminatory attitudes persist. In fact, some countries have passed laws that explicitly target the LGBTQIA+ community, such as Russia's "Gay Propaganda Law" and Poland's "Chart of Family Rights", which has led to the creation of "LGBT-free zones". Even in places where queer people are allowed to register a civil partnership, there are no legal benefits attached to it.
To shed light on these issues, the project SO FAR TO GO features a collection of portraits and conversations with Eastern European queers living in Berlin. Through their own personal stories and experiences, they share insights into the political situations in their home countries and offer their opinions on how to improve the situation for the LGBTQIA+ community. Despite their varied backgrounds and circumstances, they all share the common goal of achieving equality for queer people in Eastern Europe.