News on the topic: LGBT

Online petition demands inquiry into interior ministry's "homophobic" statement

22.05.2018 Online petition demands inquiry into interior ministry's "homophobic" statement

Activists have launched an online petition demanding that the Prosecutor General's Office look into what they describe as the interior ministry's "homophobic and discriminatory" comments about the UK embassy's show of support for the LGBT community.

#StopLGBTpersecution in Chechnya and Donbas

17.05.2017 #StopLGBTpersecution in Chechnya and Donbas

The human rights organizations Anti-Discrimination Center Memorial and the Center for Civil Liberties, FIDH call upon anyone who values human rights and cannot tolerate discriminatory violence to join the campaign #StopLGBTpersecution in CHECHNYA and DONBAS by sending photos, video addresses, and pictures in defense of the rights of people who are suffering now.

Activists demonstrate in central Minsk on World Day Against Homophobia

17.05.2016 Activists demonstrate in central Minsk on World Day Against Homophobia

Several rights activists picketed today in central Minsk to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Human rights activist asks Prosecutor's Office to check publication on government-run website for extremism

09.02.2016 Human rights activist asks Prosecutor's Office to check publication on government-run website for extremism

Tatsiana Reviaka, member of the Board of the Human Rights Center “Viasna”, has sent an appeal to the Prosecutor’s Office of Mahilioŭ asking the officials to check a publication on the website vecherniy-mogilev.by, which she says may contain elements of extremism.

Gay gets beaten and insulted for his sexual favors

11.05.2015 Gay gets beaten and insulted for his sexual favors

Unidentified individuals have assaulted a gay in Žlobin for his sexual orientation. 32-year-old Aliaksandr (on the left) was beaten. The offenders stripped him of his clothes, tore his shirt and T-shirt. They insulted the man, shooting it on video and forcing him to tell that he was gay and was sleeping with under-aged persons. They took away Aliaksandr's mobile phone and promised to cut him into pieces.

Judge in Mahiliou reprimanded for disclosing private info in TS case

27.02.2015 Judge in Mahiliou reprimanded for disclosing private info in TS case

Stanislau Leuchanka, a judge of the Mahiliou District Court, has received a reprimand for disclosing private details of the trial of a transsexual in a report published by the local government-run newspaper Viacherni Mahiliou.

20.01.2015 Lawyer Pavel Sapelka: It is essential that hate crimes receive adequate assessment of state

The case of beating Mikhail Pishcheuski will be re-examined by the Tsentralny District Court of Minsk. This decision was taken by the panel of judges of the Minsk City Court, having considered on December 9 an appeal filed by the victim’s mother, human rights activist Tatsiana Reviaka told BelaPAN.

12.12.2013 Minsk Gay Pride 2013. Currently not rainbow

In Minsk on December 6 started Minsk Gay Pride 2013, however, instead of rainbow news, information about events related to the Gay Pride is more like police reports.

Petition in support of Minsk Gay Pride 2013

22.10.2013 Petition in support of Minsk Gay Pride 2013

Organizers of the Minsk Gay Pride 2013 prepared an online petition for a symbolic support for the 9th Annual Belarusian Human Rights Forum and a public action in support of tolerance for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender persons in the Republic of Belarus.

16.09.2013 Gay rights activist taken off train, searched by customs officers

A gay rights activist was ordered by Belarusian customs officers off a Minsk-bound train and searched at the Ukrainian border in the morning of September 14.

GayBelarus leaders summoned for conversation to Office for Drug Control and Combating Trafficking in Person

21.08.2013 GayBelarus leaders summoned for conversation to Office for Drug Control and Combating Trafficking in Person

On August 16, Deputy Chairman of the Human Rights Project "GayBelarus" Maksim Dzmitryeu was summoned as a witness without specifying the administrative or criminal case to the Office for Drug Control and Combating Trafficking in Persons of the criminal police. The "conversation," as the representative of the "Belarusian Helsinki Committee", was attended by human rights activist Natalia Mankouskaya.

LGBT activist searched by customs officials

21.05.2013 LGBT activist searched by customs officials

Aliaksei Kulik, activist of the Belarusian LGBT community, was searched by the customs officials while returning from Ukraine this morning.

LGBT human rights activist Siarhei Androsenka stripped to shorts at customs control, his passport seized

28.03.2013 LGBT human rights activist Siarhei Androsenka stripped to shorts at customs control, his passport seized

Siarhei Androsenka, activist of the GayBelarus LGBT human rights movement, was detained at the Hudahai border check point while returning from Vilnius by train. His personal belongings were carefully examined.

"Human Rights Center "Lambda" got another registration denial

14.02.2013 "Human Rights Center "Lambda" got another registration denial

The "Human Rights Center "Lambda" (the name under which the human rights project "GayBelarus" is trying to legalize its activities) was denied the state registration by a letter of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Belarus dated 8 February 2013. The document was signed by the head of the board of non-profit organizations, Alena Kirychenka.

Another police raid on gay club. About 40 detained

04.02.2013 Another police raid on gay club. About 40 detained

About ten policemen in mufti have held another "check-up" in the Minsk club "6A" this month. The passport data of all present people were put down. About 40 of them were detained for identification and guarded to the police department.

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