Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011
Homosexuality is not illegal, but discrimination against members of the LGBT community was widespread, and harassment occurred.
Authorities routinely den... >>>
The Minsk City Executive Committee did not permit to hold picket in front of the Belarusian Popular Front (homophobic conservative opposition party) headquarters, as well as pickets of LGBT activists on Nyamiha on Bangalore Squares. Applicants are go... >>>
Three Belarusian journalists took part in a mini-festival between Prides that ended on May 6 in the Swedish capital after five days of seminars, discussions, art exhibits, music, song, stage performances, film screenings, and study visits.
"This wa... >>>
GayBelarus is organizing series of educational and social events in commemoration of this year’s IDAHO.
May 12: A round-table discussion on LGBT and education - "The changing role of education in shaping LGBT-phobia and its transformation into a par... >>>
Activists of the opposition youth organization "Young Front" attacked the LGBT activists at the time of the democratic Chernobyl Way.
"Chernobyl Way" -2012 marked the incident during the march to the square Bangalore from Academy of Sciences, on the... >>>
The mercurial Belarus strongman Alexander Lukashenko lashed out Sunday at recent sanctions imposed by Europe over his rights record by saying he would rather be branded a dictator than be gay.
Lukashenko said in impromptu remarks at a mass ski event... >>>
Minsk Rainbow Meeting
Minsk – Swedish and Ukrainian queer delegations met with Belarus colleagues in the Belarus capital October 20-23, 2011—the 2nd stage in the 3-nation project following a similar meeting in Kiev in September – also Mins... >>>
Belarus secret police quiz 18-year-old in Hronda as state turns spotlight on gay group.
An 18-year-old activist at the GayBelarus LGBT human rights project has ignored an ‘invitation’ by the Belarus KGB to meet for further ‘discussions’.
He was sum... >>>
On New Year's Eve the founders of the Belarusian youth human rights organization of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and cross-genders have been received the letter of the state registration refusal from the Ministry of Justice of Republic of Belarus.
Uladzimir Shcherban of the Free Belarus Theatre based in London talks to Ihar Ivanou, a Committee member of Quest. This interview was originally published by the Belarusian web magazine, New Europe, in October 2011.
You planed a career of a Catholi... >>>
Belarusian LGBT activist Natalia Mankovskaya was fined by the court of the Moscow district of Minsk on 350,000 rubles (42 USD) for participation in the action of solidarity with political prisoners, who after the 2010 presidential election in Belarus... >>>
Information and data on crimes and incidents motivated by bias against LGBT people
Currently, 21 participating States collect data on crimes motivated by bias against lesbian,
gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people. Of those, nine include crimes ... >>>
Alexander Poluyan, gay activist and the editor of Belarusian gay-lesbi portal GAYBY.NET has been suggested to leave by mutual agreement with a company where he has been working as manager in the department of corporate communications (CORA).
Minsk city executive committee refused to allow a march of the Minsk Gay Pride 2011 despite the President Lukashenko said that he is not against the gay pride somewhere on the outskirts of the city, tells organizers. A letter was signed by the chief ... >>>
Aleksandr Lukashenkо said Friday that he did not accept homosexuality and had told German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle about that while meeting with him ahead of last December’s presidential election in Belarus.
Mr. Westerwelle took offense a... >>>
Original article: http://en.ria.ru/world/20111007/167469083.html
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko apologized on Friday for criticizing openly homosexual German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle for his sexual orientation.
“I told [Guido W... >>>
The organizers of the Minsk Gay Pride sent a statement to the Minsk City Executive Committee on the march in support of tolerance towards homosexuals, which is scheduled for 22 October 2011.
"Minsk Gay Pride is a human rights forum, we will speak ... >>>
October 21-23, 2011 in Minsk!
We invite you to a very special Swedish-Belarus-Ukrainian rainbow culture and human rights event in Minsk, October 21-23, 20ll – made possible thanks to the support from the Swedish Institute.
This will include discuss... >>>
Fleeing Homophobia Conference VU University Amsterdam, 5 and 6 September 2011
Based on official statistics made available to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) by asylum countries, the number ... >>>
Events of the Minsk Gay Pride 2011 were postponed to a later date. The Organizing Committee of the Minsk Pride and the board of LGBT human rights project "GayBelarus" made this decision after discussion and reflection on August 16, 2011.
According t... >>>