Tag: Moldova gay rights

Arsonists attack LGBTI rights lawyer in Moldova

Police refused to investigate the arson A human rights lawyer who works with LGBTI community in Moldova has become the victim of an arson attack. At about 1.43am on Friday 31 May, Doina Ioana Straisteanu, found her car alight outside her office in central Chisinau, Moldova’s capital city. She said an unknown male allegedly committed… Read more »

Police in Moldova use tear gas on anti-LGBT protesters trying to disrupt Pride march

Police in Moldova fired tear gas at anti-LGBT protesters to keep them away from a Pride march. LGBT activists feared a repeat of violent scenes at the annual Moldova Pride solidarity march, which took place in the country’s capital Chisinau on May 19. ? Last year’s march was marred by clashes between anti-LGBT Orthodox Christian… Read more »

Moldova LGBT march halted as President says: ‘I am not president of the gays’

Police stopped a peaceful march organised by Moldova’s LGBT community in fear of a violent clash with counter-protesters. After just a few hundred metres the LGBT march, which was taking place in the capital city Chisinau, was stopped to avoid confrontation with orthodox groups. At the same time, Moldova’s President Igor Dodon was quoted as… Read more »