Minsk Gay Pride 2011 will take place from 11 to 23 October

Published: September 13, 2011

Organizers of the Minsk Gay Pride sent a statement on the march in support of tolerance towards homosexuals, which is scheduled for October 22, in Minsk city executive committee.
 
"Minsk Gay Pride – it’s a human rights forum, we will speak about the right to be themselves. Not all Belarusians are still equal and have equal rights, in particular, homosexuals, bisexuals, transgender people still can not be myself in this country, despite the decriminalization of homosexuality in Belarus in 1994 and free sex-change operations. LGBT community is still forced to hide their identity, to lie to others, family, invent ways to "trick" the legislation seek to justify his own weakness – it is a problem "- the chairman of the organizing committee of the Minsk Pride and chairman of the Human Rights Project "GayBelarus" Siarhei Androsenka.
 
Organizers of the Minsk Pride want to see homosexuals Belarus happy, honest and proud people. Today, in a large group of citizens of Belarus did not even dream of right to be themselves, and beatings of homosexuals or heterosexuals, even that suddenly seemed like the stereotypical gay man – became a common practice.
 

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