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Kyrgyzstan’s Beacon of Tolerance Under Threat From Manufactured Kremlin Homophobia

A Eurasianet partner post from Coda

We knock again, hard. But still there is no sound of anyone coming to the door. A journalist colleague and I had been invited for dinner at the home of Nika, a gay man who recently set up a small LGBTQ support group in Bishkek, the Kyrgyzstan capital. Only after we phone him do we finally hear muffled sounds from inside of first one, then two heavy metal doors being unlocked. “This is how we live now,” said Nika, taking in my glance at his security arrangements.
 

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Andrew North is a freelance journalist and artist.

A Eurasianet partner post from Coda

Kyrgyzstan’s Beacon of Tolerance Under Threat From Manufactured Kremlin Homophobia

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