Tag Archives: Belarus

BELARUS: Government Slams Same-Sex Relationships As “Fake” After UK Embassy Flies Rainbow Flag In Minsk

Reuters reports: Leading rights groups praised the British embassy in Minsk on Tuesday for flying a rainbow flag to support sexual minorities in one of Europe’s most homophobic states, after Belarus condemned the UK for challenging its “traditional values”. Britain came under fire from the eastern European country’s interior ministry on Sunday, which said on its website that the UK …

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Ten Reasons Why Conchita Should Win

From the International Business Times: 1. It will upset the Russians. Vitaly Milonov, the politician who was behind Russia’s strict anti-gay propaganda law, has been reported as saying that “pervert” Wurst would “insult millions of Russians” by taking part in the “Europe-wide gay parade”. Russia is expected to suffer in the voting because of its stance on homosexuality and the …

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Eurovision 2014: Belarus’ Entry

“I’m not Patrick Swayze and you’re no Jennifer Grey.” And then something about Google Maps. It’s actually catchy, but it definitely lacks that famous Eurovision cheese. I’m getting a Robin Thicke vibe.

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BELARUS: Gay Events Banned In Minsk

Radio Free Europe reports: Authorities in Minsk have banned two gay-rights events, but Belarusian activists have vowed to go ahead anyway. Authorities blamed their decision not to allow a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) march planned for December 11 and a gay-rights rally planned for December 12 on “technical” and timing problems. The GayBelarus national youth civic association condemned …

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Eurovision: Belarus’ Anastasiya Vinnikova

THIS is Eurovision.

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BELARUS: Gays Arrested And Roughed Up By Police At Slavic Pride

Today Minsk cops burst out of a police bus several times to chase and arrest young gay men displaying rainbow flags at the city’s Slavic Pride event. Early reports claim riot police beat and arrested several dozen participants. At times, the foreign press outnumbered both the police and the protesters. I’ll be updating this post all day, below are the …

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MINSK: Hooded Fascists Gather Outside Gay Pride Headquarters

A gang of hooded fascists gathered tonight outside a Minsk hotel where the first of this weekend’s Slavic Pride events are taking place. Police have the situation under control at the moment, but this may not bode well for tomorrow’s parade. Follow along on this live blog.

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BELARUS: Slavic Pride To Defy Ban

Organizers of Slavic Pride say that this weekend’s parade in Minsk, Belarus will go on despite a government ban. Via Russian activist Nikolai Alekseyev: Tomorrow dozens of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Belarusians, alongside straight people, will go to the streets of Minsk to defy the ban and assert their constitutional rights to freedom of assembly and freedom of expression. …

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“Belarus? BelaWEAK!”

Last week I mentioned that copies of Pride ’09 magazine, featuring my cover story interview with Rachel Maddow, were seized by customs officials in Belarus, who don’t want any damn homo magazines marring their picturesque countryside. Rachel and her team covered the story briefly and I just got the clip from her fab assistant, Alana. It’s a cute bit and …

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No Pride 09 For Belarus

A small shipment of Pride ’09, which features my cover story interview with Rachel Maddow, was seized by Belarus authorities who don’t want gay magazines in their country. Customs officials in Belarus have seized 25 copies of the magazine Pride, which is published by the international Pride group InterPride, whose membership includes Project GayBelarus. Siarhei Androsenka, he head of Project …

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