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Belarus Bans Two LGBT Rights Demonstrations

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 12
Authorities in Minks, the capital of the Eastern European country Belarus, announced on Wednesday that they banned two LGBT rights rallies, but activists said they still plan to hold the events anyway.

Gays in Belarus Face Reprisals For Activism

By Yuras Karmanau | Feb 15
Belarus police are targeting the LGBT community by raiding their clubs, arresting club-goers and calling in gay activists for questioning. One activist even accused police of beating him during questioning.

Equality Activists in Belarus Carry Out Hassle-Free Demonstration

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 21
In what may be a sign of progress for GLBTs living in the former Soviet bloc nation Belarus, a group of gay equality advocates mounted a peaceful demonstration that went off without interference either from police or from anti-gay counter-demonstrators

Police Rough Up, Arrest Pride Marchers in Former Soviet Republic

By Kilian Melloy | May 17
Pride demonstrators in Minsk engaged in a game of cat-and-mouse with police and anti-gay protestors over the weekend. Bloggers reporting on the improptu Pride marches that took place in the city, which is located in the former Soviet nation of Belarus.

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