Tag Archive | Kyrgyzstan

Gay climber planned to raise LGBT+ visibility – Instead, he is in lockdown

Gay climber planned to raise LGBT+ visibility – Instead, he is in lockdown

Dastan Kasmamytov planned to climb Mont Blanc next month, in a bid to become the first Central Asian to scale the world’s tallest summits. Instead, he is in lockdown with his family, who once took him to a magician to try to ‘cure’ him of being gay. The new coronavirus has put Kasmamytov’s dream of […]

European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-LGBTI bill

European Parliament urges Kyrgyzstan to drop anti-LGBTI bill

In a resolution adopted last Thursday (15th) the European Parliament called on Kyrgyzstan to reject a bill which would censor information on LGBTI issues. The draft law would punish those disseminating information “aimed at forming positive attitudes toward non-traditional sexual relations.” The Kyrgyz bill closely resembles the Russian anti-propaganda law, but foresees harsher punishments: persons […]

UNHCHR Calls on Kyrgyzstan Not to Pass Anti-LGBT Law

UNHCHR Calls on Kyrgyzstan Not to Pass Anti-LGBT Law

A spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the government in Kyrgyzstan on Friday not to pass draft legislation, which would bring into law discrimination against LGBT people, and violate their human rights. Read the full statement below: “We call on the Kyrgyz Parliament and authorities to refrain from […]