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East Bloc Love: Documentary Depicts Oppression of Gays in Belarus


Yesterday I posted an item about the President of Belarus instructing the German foreign minister Guido Westerweile to turn straight. Lukashenko's statement is indicative about how gays are seen in that country. 

Minsk Here's a trailer for a new documentary, East Bloc Love, which follows LGBT activists in that country.

Write the filmmakers: "Young Sergey is an openly gay activist in Belarus and has endured violence from police and skinheads. When his boyfriend is shot on the border he begins his fight for gay equality. Preparing for a defiant stand on the streets of the nation's capital Minsk, Sergey and a few brave activists brace to show their PRIDE against the last dictatorship in Europe."

Also, last May I posted an item about the Pride march depicted in this trailer. It ended violently, with several dozen arrests.


East Bloc Love Trailer from Logan Mucha on Vimeo.


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  1. Interesting. The more widely stuff like this is reported, the better.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 2, 2011 3:04:24 PM

  2. Homophobia in a predominately white country and nothing but crickets in the comments section? I wonder why?

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Mar 2, 2011 7:38:40 PM

  3. Thanks for sharing this, Andy. Pleae keep up the reporting - Belarus is a big place that gets far too little coverage.

    Belarus is a country that acts as if it were still part of the old USSR. Its leader a nasty dictator who uses the secret police to torture any political opponents and anyone he doesn't like, gays included.

    The country will not have a decent future for anyone, gay or straight, until after Lukashenko.

    Posted by: Patrick M | Mar 2, 2011 9:16:44 PM

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