Marcelo Cake-Baly is the lead actor in the Hungarian film The Citizen, released in January 2017. A child soldier in Guinea, a tram driver in Hungary, he narrates his struggle to become Hungarian and find his place between two cultures.
Wendy was born in the wrong body. Since her childhood in Ecuador in the 1980s, she has been struggling for her female identity to be recognised by her relatives. Fleeing a country where homosexuality was illegal until 1997, Wendy decided to rebuild her life in Europe. After 25 years as a sex worker, she is finally proud of the woman she has become.
Berlin and Brussels are crazy in love. For the first time ever, a European pride truck rode along in the annual parade. Pride in Berlin is getting as popular as marriage equality in the country, and Europe is its core this year. Our journalist went to film this whirlwind of happiness.
While Lithuania is often criticised for homophobic prejudices, its main cities have come together to work towards a more inclusive society. The LGBTQ-friendly map FriendlyVilnius has finally been officially recognised by the city. We spoke to its creator Romas Zabarauskas, a gay filmmaker, about the project and his ambitions. Next stop: Kaunas.
Bertrand Piccard is a pioneer of the skies and is the first person to successfully travel around the world aboard a solar airplane. The 59-year-old Swiss pilot describes himself as a "savanturier" ("a wise adventurer") who dreams of flying fuel-free and wants to change our paradigm of consumption. What he didn't know was that his project actually started as soon as he landed.
Ecosia is a web search engine where you can search for anything you want. Like any other search engine, it earns its profits from advertising. But Ecosia is unique because every month, it invests at least 80% of its profits into planting trees. And have the seeds planted been growing since they started in 2009? Absolutely.
It seems that discrimination against the Roma community in Germany is still on the rise. They are calling for a 'right for all to stay' as the authorities send them back to their homelands. One of the aims of the first World Romani Congresses was to create a more integrated society. But has this been successful?
Since coming out of a coma, Rainer Höss, the grandson of an Auschwitz executioner, has dedicated his life to destroying his grandfather's legacy. His book The Commander's Legacy explains the dangers of right-wing extremism in Europe. Here is what he had to say about his life's mission.