It is not a surprise that before elections of deputies of the House of Representatives of National assembly in Belarus politicians started to talk about rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals.
The Belarus party for enviroment(BPE) relies on serious cooperation with LGTB activists. Leaders of BPE plan to discuss with gay activists the idea of creating LGTB committee in the party, Gayby.org says. Discussions of the topic has just passed in Minsk.
Belarus remains the country where LGTB groups have serious problems (and sometimes even direct resistance of authorities) in their work. However in 2008 the situation started to change for better. New LGTB groups as well as gay media were created. Belorussians got access to Russian gay web sites.
One of Belorussian gay organisations proclaimed its plans to organise a gay festival in Minsk in Autumn of 2008. It should be reminded that such events were rigidly stopped by the authorities during last years.