Specifically, the manifesto denounces the statements of Reem Alsalem, Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, who defend the obstruction of the legal recognition of the gender of trans people.
The war in Ukraine has led some LGBTI rights activists to expand their scope of action, but the historic tug-of-war over the visibility of the group continues in the region, which complicates the task of personalities like Olena Shevchenko.
On 26 September 2021, Switzerland approved marriage for same-sex couples. This political victory will enter into force in July 2022 but, for von Känel and the organisations she leads, there is much more to be done.
In addition to the social difficulties for LGBTI visibilities and the economic difficulties for the survival of businesses, the pandemic also put an end to the possibility of meeting physically, and has also done away with the spaces that made this possible.