DIGEST THE LGBT ISSUES IN THE BELARUSIAN MASS MEDIA July – December 2020

The Belarusian presidential election and the consequent protests had a significant impact on mentioning the LGBT community in the media. The participation of LGBTQ+ in the corresponding public actions was mainly mentioned there. The Digest has been prepared in specific realities, when VPN-connection was required for getting access to numerous Belarusian Web-sites, since they had been blocked under the following pretext: ‘The access to the Web-resource has been restricted on the base of the decision, taken by the Ministry of Information of Belarus, which was adopted in correspondence with the Belarus Law ‘On Mass Media’.

In the digest:

  • Investigation into the activities of ultra-conservative forces in Belarus
  • What Belarusians think about abortion, LGBT people, the death penalty and the legalization of cannabis
  • «Now is not the time.» 328, LGBT and other issues that have faded into the background
  • Pro-Russian website claims Tikhanovskaya is an Israeli Nazi with an LGBT business

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