MMA Fighter Kuat “Naiman” Khamitov considers LGBT people ‘worse than dogs.’
Kazakhstani MMA fighter Kuat Khamitov reacted to a video where diplomats showed their support to Kazakh LGBT community.
Kazakh Officials Understate Number of MSM by More Than 3 Times
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.
Patreon report: July
It is time for the second report to our partners - people who support the monthly advertising campaign Tell About Your Trouble donating money on Patreon.
Patreon report: June
It is time for the first report to our partners - people who support the monthly advertising campaign Tell About Your Trouble donating money on Patreon.
Patreon.com. How to Connect People in Fear?
Looking for Patrons. $300 allow to delivier the message of human rights to 6 300 LGBT-people in Kazakhstan and to another 90 000 citizens.
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.
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
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.
In Their Own Words: LGBTQ Asia Responds to Taiwan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
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/