Kyrgyzstan

Global News

Added on: 11/05/2023
“The erosion of a nation’s freedom of speech can happen rapidly.” Oljobai Shakir, a 52-year-old activist and writer, spoke these words shortly after being detained by security…

Global News

Added on: 07/05/2023
Altyn Kapalova is a lesbian feminist, artist, and writer from Kyrgyzstan who has been fighting with Kyrgyz authorities for more than two years for the right to…

Global News

Added on: 05/19/2023
The EU Delegation in Kyrgyzstan hold a meeting with the Kyrgyz queer activists yesterday May 17. EU demonstrated that is a strong supporter of the rights of…

Global News

Added on: 07/14/2022
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…

Global News

Added on: 06/11/2022
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…

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Added on: 04/16/2021
04/15/2021
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…

World Voices

Added on: 12/16/2020
Robert Blackmon
Project Director
How did you get involved in activism? To be lesbian in the homophobic and patriarchal Kyrgyz society means to be a second-class human being. It is a…

Global News

Added on: 10/03/2020
10/02/2020
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…

Global News

Added on: 05/22/2020
05/22/2020
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…

Global News

Added on: 03/18/2019
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,…

Global News

Added on: 02/17/2019
02/13/2019
“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…

Global News

Added on: 01/30/2019
01/29/2019
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…

Global News

Added on: 01/18/2019
01/16/2019
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,…

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Added on: 01/31/2018
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Added on: 01/31/2018
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Added on: 01/20/2018
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