Tag Archives: ‘Gay propaganda’ law

Anti-‘gay propaganda’ bill blocked in Kazakhstan

Opponents of human rights for LGBTI people in Kazakhstan suffered a setback last week, as the nation’s Constitutional Council blocked enactment of a Russian-style anti-“gay propaganda” bill. The council announced on May 26 that it rejected the bill last week … Continue reading

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How Russia and the West boosted Kyrgyz anti-gay violence

Commentary By Tom Ana In April, Kyrgyzstan’s only LGBTI advocacy group, Labrys, became the target of an anonymous arson attack. The incident, although one of the most serious attacks in the group’s history, fortunately resulted in no injuries and only … Continue reading

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Kyrgyzstan to vote on ‘gay propaganda’ ban

By Tom Ana Editor of Caucasus Equality News A committee of Kyrgyzstan’s parliament this week approved a proposed “gay propaganda” ban, moving the bill one step closer to being brought into law. The ban will now go up for vote … Continue reading

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Russian court: Anti-‘gay propaganda’ law is constitutional

Caucasus Equality News reports: Russia’s Constitutional Court [on Sept. 25] ruled that the country’s controversial anti-‘gay propaganda’ law is not against the Russian constitution after an appeal made by three LGBT activists. Nikolai Alexeyev, Dimitri Isakov and Yaroslav Yevutshenko brought … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Russian lawmaker backs Ukraine rebels

Outspoken anti-gay Russian legislator Vitaly Milonov has accepted a role as  a representative of the breakaway self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reports. Milonov has previously: Threatened the arrest of gay athletes and tourists at the recent … Continue reading

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Fairy tale banned by Lithuania ‘anti-propaganda’ law

The European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights issued this press release today: Fairy tale banned under Lithuanian ‘anti-propaganda’ law Wednesday, the Lithuanian Office of the Inspector of Journalist Ethics concluded that a book containing fairy tales for children violates the … Continue reading

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Scientists: No choice on being gay, no gay recruitment

The mistaken belief that sexual orientation is a choice — instead of a fixed aspect of a person’s identity — underpins the anti-gay laws in Uganda, Nigeria and many others among the 76-plus countries with anti-homosexuality statutes. That faulty thinking … Continue reading

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