Тэгі: gay belarus

Травень 29, 2017

Historic perspective on LGBT/Queer in Belarus: interview with Uladzimir Valodzin

In Soviet times, gay people were persecuted, jailed and sent to psychiatric hospitals. Unfortunately, researchers in former USSR states have little to say about this part of history, and while society is gaining freedom, it remains extremely difficult to carry out such studies in Belarus. Uladzimir Valodzin, author of the study “Queer history of Belarus in the second half of the 20th century”, says that to gain permission for archive work, historians must make quite creative requests. чытаць далей