Good luck to Belarusian Pride
Civil Rights Defenders expresses support for Minsk Gay Pride that will be held 5-11 October.
“Minsk Gay Pride is a positive signal in a time of negative developments for the LGBT-movements in Eastern Europe. The work for the rights of LGBT people is central for Civil Rights Defenders. The struggle for equal rights and tolerance is far from over, but an event such as the Minsk Gay Pride is a step towards obtaining these”, says Joanna Kurosz, Programme Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia at Civil Rights Defenders.
The slogan of this year’s festival is “The right to be yourself” and describes the very essence of the struggle for equal rights.
On 11 October a public action for a tolerant attitude towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people will be carried out in Minsk.
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Tags: Freedom of assembly, Freedom of expression, LGBT, and Pride.