Kyrgyzstan

LGBTI Rights in Kyrgyzstan


ADDED ON: 07/14/2022

Climate Of Hate’ For LGBT Defenders In Former Soviet Republics

Amnesty International says groups that defend LGBT rights are facing a rise in hostility in parts of the former Soviet Union, fueled by discrimination, homophobia, and what it called Russia's crusade against…

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ADDED ON: 06/11/2022

Life As An LGBT Person In Central Asia

In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, homosexuality is still a crime punishable by a prison sentence. It’s not against the law in Tajikistan, but LGBT people have no legal protections and are sometimes subjected…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2021

Kyrgyzstan: National-patriots attack women’s rights rally

Women’s rights campaigners in Kyrgyzstan’s capital were assaulted by dozens of self-styled traditionalists on April 14 while holding a rally to call on the government to do more to combat gender-based violence.…

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Lilliya Ten – The Grace, Kyrgyzstan

For the last 10 years, Lillya Ten has been dedicated to protecting and promoting the rights of  LGBTQI people in Kyrgyzstan and across Central Asia. She is currently the Executive Director of…

ADDED ON: 10/03/2020

Kyrgyzstan: Dirty tricks come to fore at final election hurdle

The final days of Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary election have seen a deployment of sinister dirty tricks that raise the suspicion that security services may be helping engineer the outcome. A short film that…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2020

No medicine, no food: Coronavirus restrictions amplify health risks to LGBT+ people with HIV

It started with headaches then came nausea and diarrhea. Within two weeks, gay Ugandan barber Eric had became so weak without his HIV medication he could not walk and had to be…

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ADDED ON: 03/18/2019

Rainbow Rage: Kyrgyz Rail Against LGBT Community After Central Asia’s ‘First’ Gay-Pride March

What many consider the first gay-pride march ever held in Central Asia has unleashed a storm of controversy in Kyrgyzstan, with threats of violence against participants, counterprotests, and fiery parliamentary debate over…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2019

Ten Exiled LGBTQ Activists Speak

“We want to give a voice to those, who are not heard, whose voice has been taken,” Ali Feruz says. “Because the story of every human is at the same time the…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2019

Life in the Closet: The LGBT Community in Central Asia

While much recent attention has been focused on the LGBT community in Chechnya and the wider North Caucasus, sexual minorities in Central Asia live under significant pressure as well. Russia’s 2013 law…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2019

Kyrgyzstan man has ‘gay’ carved into stomach in homophobic attack

A bisexual man from Kyrgyzstan was forced to leave the country after suffering two homophobic attacks within the same month. The man, who is in his 20s, said the attacks took place…

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