Let’s recall that Gay House with Boys Kyiv activists and volunteers organized anti-discrimination campaign handing out similar leaflets and talking to Kyiv people about the human rights for LGBT in Ukraine. The passers-by were rather reserved in their response to the campaign but some of them claimed that homosexuality “will bring Ukrainian nation to extinction” and “such campaigns are nothing more than propaganda.”
Most of the passers-by were smiling but rather reserved in their response. Some of them openly expressed their support or told that they belonged to LGBT community. Of course there were some eccentric people trying to convince the volunteers that homosexuality “will bring Ukrainian nation to extinction” and “such campaigns are nothing more than propaganda.” At the same time they couldn’t tell how exactly this “propaganda” may influence their own sexual orientation or that of other people seeing the leaflets or a gay couple on the street.
He hosted a range of workshops and lectures with the theme of Body-City-Loneliness. “You have to touch something in order to understand it. In Kyiv I touched stories and bodies of others. I didn’t expect this audience to be so sincere – everyone told the story of their body during the presentation. It was a small group but it united us and made us so close that I felt everyone and was ready to hug them and accept them in my life,” Misha Badasyan told about the workshop in Kyiv.
During Gay House With Boys Kyiv trainings media literacy trainers will explain how to recognize fakes and propaganda in the information stream. What will it give? The knowledge of mass media operating principles, critical-thinking skills, information on ways of using hate speech and stereotypes in media, chance to analyze and filter the information and recognize various kinds of manipulation.