Jiří Hromada: prezident nebo buzerant?
"My jsme neustále psali jednu odpověď - neděláme nic proti zákonu. Naopak - mlčet je naše smrt. A to nepřipustíme. Máme právo na rovnoprávný život.."
Where is money of the Global fund?
The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan received a grant from the Global Fund for the HIV prevention and treatment worth 4.5 million dollars for the years 2018-2020.
The interview for The Calvert Journal
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
Resistance and Subversion: Queer Movements across Asia – Kazakhstan
Written by Amir Shaikezhanov for the QA Blog series “Resistance and Subversion” curated by QA 2018 committee member Ismail Shogo
Why Is The U.S. Denying This Young Trans Woman A Student Visa?
A State Department foreign service officer shares the story that broke her heart.
Robyn McCutcheon: "The dark times ushered in by Trump will pass"
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.
In the Name of Unity
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.
It is time to break my silence. I have left Kazakhstan but have not forgotten. I hold that the decisions by Consular officers to deny Sultana Kali an F-1 student visa to study in the US were discriminatory, rooted in transphobia. I do not say this lightly. See my latest web journal post, My Declaration, for the reasons why. I will continue to advance Sultana's cause in all possible forums both inside and outside the U.S. State Department. That inludes this court of public opinion.
Open Letter from LGBT of Kazakhstan to the President of Uzbekistan
The new president of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, is carrying out a number of liberal economic reforms, which also gives hope for changes in the social sphere. In this regard, the LGBT community of Kazakhstan decided to show solidarity and ask Shavkat Miromonovich to display humanism, abolish the criminal article for sodomy in Uzbekistan
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST AND GAYS
The film actually lost its licence to be shown in the cinemas of Kazakhstan because of this 'gay issue'. After that it's hard NOT to think that people who tirelessly fight against all this 'West influence' with its LGBT-rights and such read too much into the stuff, because they... well, they sit in a closet themselves