In December 2013, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the Human Rights Center “Viasna” signed an on-line petition to enhance tolerance towards the LGBT community in Belarus and support the organisation of the 9th Annual Human rights forum “Minsk Gay Pride 2013″ .
Belarusian section of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty talked with FIDH President Karim Lahidji about various dimensions of the defence of LGBTI rights.
– Many argue that events like gay pride marches are counterproductive and instead of making them more accepting, they only make already homophobic societies (such as the one in Belarus and in the region overall) even more so. How would you respond to that argument?
This argument was used a hundred years ag...Read More