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Petition in support of Minsk Gay Pride 2013

2013 2013-10-22T11:59:36+0300 2013-10-22T11:59:36+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

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.

Not a single public action of the Minsk Gay Pride has been allowed by the authorities of the capital since 1999. Over the past six years, Minsk city executive committee has banned all the peaceful raliesy in support of tolerance towards the LGBT community. Only once, in 2011 Minsk authorities allowed a 15-person picket against homophobia. All other peaceful gatherings in support of LGBT people (over 100, in total) were banned.

The organizers have not announced the exact date of the Minsk Gay Pride 2013, but promise that the Pride will still take place this year, and now they are arranging all the formalities related to the organization of the event.

The online petition will be sent to the Chairman of Minsk city executive committee, in order to show the city authorities that many people care about the injustice faced by the Belarusian LGBT community members in their everyday life.

Everyone can see and sign the petition in support of the Minsk Gay Pride 2013 HERE.

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