Ascendum is a NGO founded by Zaiga Pūce and Eva Ikstena in Latvia which is best known as owner of online magazine Satori.lv (main editor - Ilmārs Šlāpins) which publishes articles promoting minority rights, human rights (which mostly means LGBT, feminism, immigrants), feminism, same-sex partnership rights, genderless society. Supporters include Fonds DOTS (The Soros Foundation – Latvia) and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.
Satori published an article titled 'Fuck Gender' with photos about drag queen culture. Author: Kaspars Beķeris
Satori published an article titled 'The future is female', promoting feminism and women in jobs that are usually male dominated. Author of the article: Pauls Bankovskis
Satori published an article against the Latvian government's decision to ban headscarfs in Latvia. Author: Una Feminiskaite
Promotion of the upcoming LGBT event Baltic Pride 2018 in Riga.
Review of 2015 Europride in Riga. Author: Ingmārs Freimanis. Quote from the article: 'Not understanding why the minister would be “proud” shows a lack of understanding of the concept of “pride” in the context of LGBT rights. When speaking about LGBT, “pride” should be understood in opposition to personal shame and society’s condemnation, as a firm stance against discrimination and violence. This is how the minister's announcement ought to be interpreted; its goal, for the most part, is not to inform that he is gay but to say that he is not ashamed, that he acknowledges homosexuality as part of his identity, and respects himself in the same way as everyone should respect themselves. “Pride”, in this context, is a determined view that exists in most LGBT movements.'
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