Fortebank refuses to issue a personalized LGBT background Mastercard: discrimination or simply ignorance?
Fortebank, one of the top 10 Kazakhstan’s commercial banks seems to follow internal policy of homophobia justifying it with non-existing legislation.
According to the Republican Centre for AIDS Prevention and Control there are 62,000 adult men having sex with men in Kazakhstan. Understating the real figure by 3 times the Ministry looses the opportunity of arranging effective work on HIV prevention in the conditions of the ongoing concentrated epidemic.
The Calvert Journal decided to try to go beyond narrow discourses of 'homophobic eastern Europe' to reveal the rich queer history of these countries, as well as the current plight and resistance of their LGBT communities, giving a voice to people. Kok.team answered on questions about situation in Kazakhstan
This summer the three-year term of diplomatic service of Robyn Alice McCutcheon at the US Embassy in Astana expired. Robin is an openly transgender woman who supports the LGBT community of Astana. Kok.team interviewed Robyn and asked her to sum up her work in Kazakhstan.
On 20 and 21 December, the Equal Rights Trust launched three new comprehensive reports examining discrimination and inequality in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. Published as these three countries mark the 25th year of their independence, the reports provide unprecedented insights into discrimination on the basis of religion, ethnicity, political opinion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and other grounds in states where little has previously been reported on such issues.