The LGBT Activism in Estonia: Gender Perspectives
Today, Estonia's LGBT activism is is very much a youth movement, rather lesbian-centred, loosely connected and with a number of distinguishable clusters of activism. Different NGO-s focus on various issues and in some represent smaller groups. A specific cluster in the movement is related to political art and feminism, which is becoming rather visible in Estonia. Theoretically Estonian LGBT movement is conceptualised as identity-based movement insearch of strategies of involvement.
The empirical part of the paper considers the findings of participant observation in various events organised by LGBT activists in 2012-2103, and in-depth interviews with them. In particular, the paper considers: how LGBT activism is defined by individual participants involved at the moment; explanations of the female-centeredness in LGBT activism, and gender specific differences on these explanations.