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Siarhei Androsenka (user currently living in BELARUS) posted for gay readers on 01/06/2010 tagged with human rights +12
Arrested, Beaten, Threatened, Jailed and Sent for Trial Just for Taking Part in Slavic Gay Pride

By Sergey Yenin (probably the most dramatic 1,000 words written about a Gay Pride event anywhere in the world this year)

There were four of us in the taxi. Myself, Logan (and Australian filmmaker), Jack (his boyfriend) and Chad (a photographer working on a project Walk with Pride). I couldn’t help shivering in anticipation of the upcoming Pride march and the possible extreme few hours that I would probably face. But I couldn’t let my friends worry as well. The taxi driver noticed that something was really wrong with the place he had to drop us off.

“What’s going on here? Who are you?” – the taxi driver asked me. “Just tourists going to the hotel” – I responded. It was the place where the Pride was going to take place and was situated near a hotel.

Logan prepared his camera and Jack took a paper notebook and a pen into his hands: “I hope I will look like a journalist,” he remarked.

All: http://gaybelarus.by/english/slavic-pride/arrested-beaten-threatened-jailed-and-sent-for-trial-just-for-taking-part-in-slavic-gay-pride.html

Foto i video Slavic Gay Pride in Minsk: http://gaybelarus.by/naviny/slavic-pride/v-minske-sostoyalsya-vtoroi-slavyanskii-gei-praid-foto-i-video.html
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