• Kyrgyzstan on Track to Set Dangerous Precedent

    Kyrgyzstan is on its way to passing one of the most dangerous anti-LGBT bills in today’s world. The bill, which is on its third reading in Parliament and passed through its first reading with a strong majority, takes the Russian anti-LGBT propaganda law and makes it so much worse....
  • LGBT in Kazakhstan: Media Bias, Unjust Laws, and Policy Recommendations

    In the past few days, we have been shining a light on what it means to be a member of the LGBT community in Kazakhstan. In part one, we discussed governmental discrimination, and in part two, we looked at healthcare disparities. Now, in part three, we are going to...
  • LGBT in Kazakhstan: The “Caring” in Health Care

    In part one of this series on LGBT marginalization in Kazakhstan, we spoke about much of the fear and abuse that takes place. But what about effective health care? Here is another place where the LGBT community in Kazakhstan is struggling. Sixty six percent of LGBT people hide their...
  • LGBT in Kazakhstan: Perpetuating a Climate of Fear

    Trigger Warning: The following article contains discussion of domestic violence, parental abuse, and sexual assault in relation to homophobia and transphobia. Let’s chat about Kazakhstan a little further. Kazakhstan is a country in Central Asia, just south of Russia and northwest of China, and was the last country to...
  • Kazakhstan’s Loss of Olympic Bid May Result in Further Oppression of LGBT Community

    There are many downsides to hosting the Olympics. Hosting the games is generally not a wise investment, and sinking that amount of money into an event that doesn’t ultimately pay off for the country isn’t worth it. Additionally, hosting the Olympics often results in criticism, valid or not, toward...
  • Nepal Takes Positive Steps Toward Equality

    A committee ranging from center to left activists and volunteers has recommended to the government that Nepal take steps toward legalizing same-sex marriage. While sex between same-gender persons is currently illegal in Nepal, the country’s government is considering legalizing same-sex marriage, which would ultimately decriminalize same gender sexual relations....
  • Debate on LGBT Issues In Kazakhstan Heats Up As New Anti-LGBT Laws Increase

    Debate on LGBTQ issues and rights has heated up in Kazakhstan since the government started pursuing anti-LGBTQ legislation and measures. Now Kazakh LGBTQ activists are petitioning the Kazakhstan government and local lawmakers to scrap the new anti-LGBT propaganda law and other discriminatory policies in Kazakhstan. The activists are from Almaty, the country’s largest city, and...