Advocating against draft anti-LGBT legislation in Kyrgyzstan

On 26 March 2014 the already existing homo- and transphobia in Kyrgyzstan was taken one step further towards re-criminalization of the LGBT communities by members of the Kyrgyz Parliament. They introduced a draft law, which proposes criminal and administrative liability for dissemination of any information that may form a positive attitude to ”non-traditional sexual relations”. The draft law suggests amendments into the Penal Code, the Administrative Code, and laws on mass media, as well as peaceful assemblies – prohibiting any public mentioning of homosexuality, including reports
about human rights violations against LGBT communities in Kyrgyzstan.

This document describes the actions taken by Kyrgyz LGBT organisations as a response to this development and the lessons learned in the process.

To read more about the lessons learned open the PDF-document below:

LL 41 Advocating against draft anti-LGBTI

This lessons learned document was developed as part of the Bridging the Gaps programme