Tag: gay kazakhstan

Interview: Lack Of Data On Gay Men Impedes HIV Fight In Central Asia

In recent years, the countries of Central Asia have experienced some of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. One of the key populations at risk is men who have sex with men (MSM).owever, an acute lack of data on the health of that population — due in large part to intense… Read more »

The 2nd International LGBT festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan

The 2nd International LGBT festival “The Right to Love” was held in Almaty. It was organized by association “Amulet.” Two days of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people acquainted with the works of artists, photographers, dance groups, star transvestite and vocal genre. The festival was released on the Analects, “The Right to Love.” Honorary participants… Read more »

High-Level Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination, Astana, 29-30 June 2010

Welcome Media advisory: High-level OSCE conference in Astana on tolerance and non-discrimination to take place in the end of June This High-Level Conference on Tolerance and Non-Discrimination is being hosted by the Kazakh OSCE Chairmanship in the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation (the Pyramid) in Astana on 29-30 June 2010. See below for the conference… Read more »

Gays stage public action in Kazakhstan

Seven gay men staged a “flashmob” in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 17 in conjunction with IDAHO, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. They gathered near the KazakhTelecom building and handed out flyers and released rainbow balloons into the sky. A report from the participants said other gay people watched the action unfold “from afar.”… Read more »

The Gay Scene in Russia and Kazakhstan

Having served in Peace Corps in both western Russia and Kazakhstan, I feel that I can make a few general statements about the gay scene and community in these two countries and give advice for success as a gay Peace Corps Volunteer in this part of the world. Our Pre-Service Training (PST) in Russia was… Read more »

Confusion over Kazakhstan’s first ever Pride parade

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Association in Kazakhstan has announced it intends to hold a parade in the city of Almaty on June 21st. However, a city official said the announcement is either a hoax or “a provocative scheme.” Sergei Kuyanov, the press secretary of the municipal administration, told Interfax news agency: “(We) have… Read more »

Being Gay in Kazakhstan–a Personal Plea

I tel u the truth–being gay in Kazakhstan, one of the leading Muslim countries, is terrible. I mean, if u r not straight, u r nothing, at least. The worst part is that I am being prosecuted, threatened and bullied every time. For now, I am in the USA right now: I am studying here.… Read more »