Kazakhstani MMA fighter Kuat Khamitov reacted to a video where diplomats showed their support to Kazakh LGBT community.
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.
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.
Taiwan’s decision to legalize same-sex marriage in May 2017 commanded international attention, particularly due to its being one of the first Asian countries to do so.
I made a list of countries in the Asian continent and researched and reached out to at least one LGBTQ activist, organization, or community member in each/