Human Rights First Urges Prevention of Anti-“Propaganda” Bill in Kyrgyzstan

Originally Appeared in Human Rights Brief:

Human Rights First is urging the international community, including the United States, to condemn and attempt to prevent anti-LGBT legislation in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. Following Russia’s lead, the Kyrgyz parliament has proposed legislation that would prevent promotion of what it deems “non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. In reality, the bill goes much further, including closing gay clubs, further discriminating against pro-gay advocacy organizations, and instituting a potential prison sentence for those who violate the proposed law. Kyrgyzstan would be the seventh former Soviet state to propose or have pending such a bill.

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