Tajikistan Creates Registry Of “Proven” LGBT People

Radio Free Europe reports:

Prosecutors in Tajikistan say authorities have drawn up a registry of more than 300 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the Central Asian state, a move purportedly aimed at protecting sexual minorities and halting the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

An article in an official journal published this month by the Tajik Prosecutor-General’s Office said that that a total of 319 gay men and 48 lesbians had been included in the registry, adding that their “affiliation with sexual minorities has been proven.”

The journal said the individuals were identified in operations called “Morality” and “Purge” carried out by federal prosecutors and the Interior Ministry in the nation of 8.7 million. Tajikistan decriminalized homosexuality in 1998, scrapping a Soviet-era law, but sexual minorities still face firmly entrenched social taboos.

About 97% of Tajikistan’s residents are Muslim.

  • Tawreos

    If you want people to believe that you are going to protect them you might want to not name your operation purge. Will these people be identified with pink triangles or will they to come up with something new?

    • Todd20036

      And the Nazis in America moisten their panties a bit.

      • This is coming to America and Europe.

        Gays are voting for it.

        They vote Left.

        The Left bring the Muslims

        The gays go “Oh Noooeoessss! How did this happen! DERP!”

    • iambu

      They rarely bother to come up with anything new.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      Identified? It’s lucky, they’ll ever be found.

  • kaydenpat

    Ugh. The arc of justice is taking too long to bend.

  • bkmn

    And about 5-10% of Tajikstan’s list-makers are closeted but somehow did not wind up on the list.

    • Todd20036

      And another 5-10% of people on the list are straight, but for political reasons, will be ostracized.

  • Michael R

    Run !!!

    • Silver Badger


      • Michael R

        You have a spare bedroom , right ?

        • Silver Badger

          No, but I could set up a pallet in the living room. How about you?

  • Dayglo

    Cancel my annual nude winter cruise to Tajikistan.

  • Ogre Magi

    I am so sick of muslims and all their crap

    • bambinoitaliano

      Just muslims?Have you seen their cousins the christians and their crap?

      • Ogre Magi

        Why would you assume I don’t hate christians too?

      • Goodboy

        Muslims world wide are worse though.

  • Acronym Jim

    Thanks, but no thanks, Tajikistan government; I have my own methodology for obtaining proof that someone is gay. I’m sure my way is much more fun (and accurate!) than yours.

  • bambinoitaliano

    If I have the wealth of George Soros, I would form a country of Tansgaysbianstan. Will have to tinker with the name though.

    • David Walker

      We’re creative…hold a contest. I think, though, that a toaster oven as the prize needs to be changed.

  • greenmanTN

    This isn’t going anywhere good and you know damn well the US isn’t going to do anything to protest or protect these people. I guess the rest of the world will have to step up yet again.

    • boatboy_srq

      Abdication of Leadership was a campaign platform plank of Lord Dampnut’s.

  • Silver Badger

    Coming to a red state near you?

    • greenmanTN

      You think Facebook, Google, and other massive internet interests doesn’t already have a list far more comprehensive than this? And now we have artificial intelligence that purports to have gaydar.

      I don’t think it’s being used for that purpose now, but it could be.

      • David Walker

        After receiving my very own animated birthday greeting from the Google, right down to the “Happy Birthday, David,” I have no doubt that a list could be generated in three keystrokes…geographic location, sexual orientation, print.

        Edit: My apologies to technology fans, but that little bit of intrusion makes me think that maybe, just maybe, I should be more paranoid and conspiracy-theory-prone.

  • Uncle Mark

    Will Kim Davis be visiting them anytime soon, while she’s on her world hate/lobbying tour? (Ironic fun fact: “Everywhere Kim Davis goes more men become decidedly gay.”)

    • greenmanTN

      Kim Davis has finally come up with a successful conversion therapy but it only works on lesbians.

      • JCF

        Ya got that right! }-X

  • boatboy_srq

    affiliation with sexual minorities

    At least, when they come after us, they use nicer official language than the Xtianists do.

  • ETownCanuck

    “a move purportedly aimed at protecting sexual minorities” Well, there’s a new one.
    Protecting them from what exactly? The horrors of being gay?

  • Friday

    Obviously, operations “Morality Purge” are just lining up all the LGBT people for their protection and health, right….

  • OdieDenCO

    sure, and hitler just wanted to put the jew in protective custody

  • Dazzer

    Before anyone launches into ‘Muslims this and Muslims that’ as though Muslims are specially homophobic, can I just point out that in Kosovo, the exceedingly Muslim country’s Gay Pride week was opened by the country’s thoroughly Muslim Prime Minister and that government officials proudly marched later in the Pride parade.

    Yes, some Muslims are bad – but not all Muslims are cut from the same cloth.

    • David Walker

      Nor would I be in the least bit surprised to find out there is already such a list in the US. It’s not Muslim…it’s hate and fear. We do not generate hate and fear. That’s generated by those who need scapegoats and money.

      • Statistics Palin

        Fifty years after the death of Constantine, the Christian Roman empire forced gay men to register with their local bishops and mandated burning at the stake as the punishment for gay sex.

    • No one said that all Muslims are bad. But there are no gay rights in any Muslim-majority country. The people are often okay but the religion is horrible.

    • Goodboy

      I wonder if that had anything to do with feeling mutual persecution. Easier to sympathies when you’ve felt it yourself. However most Muslim countries will still kill you for being gay. Lets not get all kumbuya yet.

  • Natty Enquirer

    The Abrahamic obsession with masculinity rolls on.

    • SDG

      This has nothing to do with masculinity, and everything to do with hatred of LGBT folks. Nothing “Abrahamic” about it.

      Shall we see just how LGBT folks in the… Hindu/Taoist/Buddhist majority countries are, shall we?

  • SDG

    If your country has “stan” in it’s name, likely NOT the place to be LGBT!

  • iambu


  • justmeeeee

    The list might be about 800,000 or so short, but who’s counting?

    • The_Wretched

      Just as well really. First you make the list, then you do the civil rights abuses.

  • Bluto

    A registry to protect them, does anyone believe that bullshit?
    It helps the rest of us to be reminded of the progress made. Now how do we help these people before they’re exterminated?
    This photo is Germany today & that is hitler then. It enbiggins.

    • Goodboy

      Very cool.

    • JCF

      At least the German transformation is encouraging! [At WAY too high a price.]

  • pablo

    We’re going to protect them by putting them into camps.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    It always starts with a registry, but it inevitably ends with either a prison or an oven. Who the fuck do they think they’re kidding?

  • JCF