Kazakhstan following Russia’s lead?
central asia / homophobia / kazakhstan

Kazakhstan following Russia’s lead?

Homophobic rhetoric is on the rise in Kazakhstan, and members of the country’s gay and transsexual community are bracing for a possible legislative assault on their rights. Activists for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community worry that Kazakhstan may follow Russia’s lead and adopt legislation prohibiting the “propaganda” of homosexuality – or even … Continue reading

Kazakh MP proposes banning same-sex relations
central asia / homophobia / kazakhstan / legislation

Kazakh MP proposes banning same-sex relations

Kazakhstan’s Parliament deputy Bakhytbek Smagul has suggested drafting a law to ban same-sex relationships in Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports from the plenary meeting of the Majilis (lower chamber of the Parliament). “I believe it necessary not only to enhance the article 11 of the Family Code (persons not allowed to marry), but also to develop a draft law … Continue reading