Kyrgyzstan Interview with Labrys, the gay and lesbian group in Kyrgyzstan

Labrys is the main LGBT group in Central Asia. Created in Bishkek in 2004, they are a fully officially registered organisation, and operate in the region with of the help and financial support of international NGOs.

Syinat Sultanalieva kindly accepted to do this interview with me for Homolab. This audio is the full interview.

EDITED 01.10.2012:
Labrys expressed concerned about some content in the interview that could jeopardize the safety of some people. In response to their request, the interview was edited and a few minutes were scrapped.

If you would like to know more about the topic, here are a few interesting links:

Labrys Facebook Page


The UN High Commissioner on Human Rights is in Kyrgyzstan

We Do Exist: Gay Men and HIV Risk in Kazakhstan (Open Society Foundations)

Statement on International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 18, 2012 from the US embassy in Bishkek)

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